For folk that have (sorry for this but gotta write it) more money than sense, they'll do that.
The best bang for the buck is amazingly simple.
1. Pick the best card you can afford from this list.
2. Now the fun begins. I'm sure you've read this before:
"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
3. And now for the last items. Go for 8GB RAM, Windows 7 and standard drives.
Hope you figure this out fast.
I've always had a struggle choosing between consoles and PC gaming. For some reason something that can go wrong with a PC, seems to go wrong for me... But after looking at specs for NextGen consoles and seeing the capabilities of what computers are capable now, I've decided to take the plunge back into strictly PC gaming, which means I get to buy an expensive new toy .
Anyways, my question:
I want to build a PC for biggest bang for buck, i'd say my budget (going to be a pretty big window) is 1-2k. I'm looking for something that is going to be able to crush, or at least out perform next gen gaming consoles, hopefully long in to their life.
-I don't know exactly how I feel about dual graphics cards, i've heard the extra boost you get isn't worth the expensive costs to get it running, but that's why I'm asking you guys. It's been about 8 years since i've built my own PC so my knowledge is very, very outdated.
-Is it worth waiting till a certain time to make my purchase (has the new hardware come out, is it coming out soon, etc)