I am planning on making my own PC with an Intel i5 and a Radeon HD 7850 2GB. Total cost without monitor, keyboard and mouse: 736€ (925$).
But today a computer store employee told me I could buy a PC from the store with a brand new Intel i7 processor BUT a Radeon HD 7450 1GB video card. Following the thought that a processor cannot be upgraded a whole lot due to the different sockets in different gens and that I will be able to change the video card in a couple of years for something up to date and still have a strong processor. This computer would cost 800€ (1006$) and comes with a keyboard and mouse, plus I won't have to purchase Windows with this.
So the big questions are: How much will an i7 be important and how much of a limitation a Radeon HD 7450 is to current games, and how soon will the card absolutely need to be changed?
Thanks in advance,
The build I was going for (building on my own)
- Asus P8B75M mobo (s1155) - it's cheap but it looks like it covers my needs.
- Intel Core i5 - 2310
- Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB
- (2x) Corsair SODIMM 1066 4GB RAM DDR3
- Seagate 1TB 3.5inch HDD
- PSU: GX Lite RS 500w - Should I get more wattage?
- Casing: Antec 300