My gaming machine is 7 years old and the graphics card will not play some newer games. It also has Vista as the operating system. I'm looking to build a new machine that will play new games for another 6 years. I assembled the last one from parts and will have no problem doing that again.
What I don't need or have already chosen for myself: Monitor and other rperipherals, Power Supply, Optical Drive, and Case (assuming it's compatible with the new board). It's a full-size tower ATX case.
What I do need: Motherboard, CPU, RAM, 1 TB solid state HD, graphics card, and Windows.
So, suggestions? I heard something about this being a bad time of year to buy graphics cards, is that true?
I want to help design and develop a PvE-focused, solo-friendly, sandpark MMO which combines crafting, monster hunting, and story. So PM me if you are starting one.