So, the computer that I have right now is a stock HP Firebird 802 (HP stopped making these) with Windows 7. When I ran the benchmark for this, I got around 2700 on the low setting, which I take it to mean that I can at least play the game with everything set to low.
Because of the score, I had the feeling that it's about time to build a new computer from the ground up! I haven't built one in a few years so I'm a bit out of the loop with a lot of the new stuff, so I was hoping to get some input from you guys after I did a little research.
My price range is between $1000-$1500, but for what it's worth, I'm going for something that will benchmark score maybe around 4000-5000 on low, and maybe 3000+ on high.
So far this is what I know I want for sure:
Processor: Intel i5 2500K (from microcenter for $180+tax)
Motherboard: P8P67 Deluxe (sold out of most stores since I've been looking, so no idea on price)
Video Card: GTX 560 Ti (from memory, I think microcenter had these for around $250)
What I need help with:
Memory: I don't know how much RAM I should be using, but I've read 6GB will suffice.
Hard drive: I've heard that SSDs are the way to go for gaming, but will they make a significant enough difference?
Any suggestions would be appreciated! And if anyone has a suggestion for replacing one piece or another, I'm more than open to it. Also, if anyone knows where I can get my hands on a P8P67 motherboard, that would be great. =]
Thanks in advanced