So, after my debacle with NMS, and some erratic gameplay from Siege over the past couple weeks, I've decided to start researching parts for my new system (and no, it will NOT be named Potato 2.0)
These are the only parts that will be "transplanted" (albeit temporarily) from my current build:
*My 16 GB of DDR3 1600 (4x4 GB)
*My 1 TB HDD (This may be incorporated into a larger HDD)
*MY MSI nVidia GTX 950
*Windows 10 Pro (BadBadRobot mentioned that my license can transfer to a new machine, but I am HIGHLY skeptical - Can anyone verify this?)
So, I pose this to the "experts" of the gaming community I love so very much:
*I'm thinking of turning to the dark side and going with Intel. I don't need an i7, so what would you suggest for no more than $350?
*I also need a good MB for this setup (where the processor is in the MIDDLE of the CPU support list - I want to be able to have this system be the next modular system where I can step-grade). Suggestions?
*What other components would you suggest I should bring in / upgrade?
*How can I make this budget friendly? ($800 tops) The sooner I can work on putting this together, the more I feel I can be back "in it", especially for Titanfall 2, BF1, and No Man's Sky (yes, I still want to play this game).
I have a draft listing of the new system here: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/yKHQD8
I have been all over the place emotionally since my NMS debacle last Friday. Any help you can provide would be helpful!
Edited by Judge_Payne, August 15, 2016.