i've been changing my set up of late by selling off my Retina Macbook Pro and going for a 2012 Macbook Air with a gaming PC both hooked up to a monitor which for now will have to be my 42inch 3D TV until i can pick one up. I managed to win a new 2012 Macbook Air on eBay which arrived today at a great price but after new years, totalling up my Christmas expenditure and now having to replace my acoustic guitar my budget has very much been squeezed :p I'm trying to find a i5 gaming PC i can buy or components for one that would work for me including looking for them on auctions off eBay but i don't think i'd be able to do what i need within my budget. So would a cheaper AMD build do the trick for gaming, recording perhaps with fraps, editing video and acting as a server for Minecraft while in play with a couple of friends? If it'll handle the gaming side but not so much the recording or video then i don't think i'll go for one.
If it is however if anyone can recommend a good AMD build within my budget that would be appreciated as i've only used intel with nVidia graphics before in my previous computers
asked Jan 03 '13 at 12:43
Well, I've put many hours into this, and I hope that this will give you a good guideline on what parts I think you should get to get the most out of your money. I was able to meet the budget, but I gave you many choices to make, so the price will vary. About the minimum that you'll be paying is £480, and the maximum is really infinite, but I could realistically see you spending just a slight bit over £500.
answered Jan 04 '13 at 01:34