My main purpose for this PC is gaming. I want to play games like Skyrim/ Just Cause 2/ Total War /BF3 etc.. on high graphics/resolution.
I am in 1st year studying computing so would do college work on it too. (programming and web design etc)
The monitor I would use for the first few months is a TV with 1360x768 resolution, but I would like to buy dual 1920x1080 in the near future! My budget for the box itself is ~€1,000.
(I have a Dell coupon to -€120 off.)
The differences between the 3 are Memory, Hard Drive, Video Card and Optical Drive.
Memory: I would have thought that 8GB is plenty for gaming so 12GB would be overkill.
Hard Drive: 1TB would be enough as I wouldnt be hoarding files. However an SSD would be nice for the OS for fast boot/load times on games that are on it, although 32GB is not alot. So would I be better of buying a larger SSD along with a different PC and put it in myself?
Video Card: I was comparing on http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ Obviously the GTX660 stands above the others, but is it an overkill? Or are the others ok for what I need? I would like a future proof machine. I would prefer to spend the money on a good card now and not have to replace it years down the road.
Optical Drive: Standard is fine, although I do have Bluray movies. I dont NEED a Bluray player but I would use it if I had it. (The addition of the Bluray Drive wouldnt be a major factor)
Thanks for reading and any advice would be much appreciated.