the parts are listed at the link
The only parts that I really got a chance to do some research on were the, i5 3570k and amd radeon hd 7850 2gb. Everything else I was pretty much just winging it, is there anything I can change around to be more cost effective? Also how much Watts in my psu do I need to run this build properly, is 600w overkill? I'm open to all suggestions even on the cpu and gpu, my budget is around $600-$700.
Games I'd like to play are Tera on max, elder scrolls online when it comes, bioshock infinite and the like. I'd like to play most games on high or better without lag, thanks in advance ^^
1) The OP may skip the next generation with an HD7950, will not have to upgrade; and
2) Socket 1155 is essentially EOL - no Haswell or Broadwell. The OP has the future path to Piledriver, and likely Steamroller. A 95w FX-8300 will do nicely, and will be priced right when the OP is ready.
(and 3 - It's your video card. It's your video card. The video card ...)
edit: If the OP wants to stick with Intel, he should get an i3 with an HD7950.
It's your video card. It's your video card. The video card ...
Thanks alot for your suggestions, I followed your advice and changed parts accordingly. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MRad
It seems that the gpu is the most important part for gaming right? Also is there a specific brand I should be looking for for the 7950, along with the many different versions of the same card I've seen on partpicker? Last do you have anything to suggest on the psu? Like what brand and how many watts I'll need for this setup, and if my case will be good to fit everything? Thanks again in advance I really value your opinions ^^
.... you should get the corsair h60 or higher for a very good job!.....
I don't quite agree. h60 is not best for money, h90 or h100 will be better buy but they came with price.....
lower than that, air cooling is sufficient for more cheaper price.....
keep in mind closed water cooler had tendency to had high temp issue if used in long time... (hot water is circulated before cooled down) so getting bigger or more dense radiator will help... (extra fan also helps)
I don't believe the OEM matters much on your HD7950 -- as long as it's not a dud. I've had great success with Sapphire cards. That model looks to be voltage-locked, but folks were getting nice OC's on it without cranking the volts. It's not worth the extra cash, unless you wish to go 'extreme' on clocking the video card.
With the 965BE you can likely do 3.8GHz on stock cooling at 1.375v or so with temps in the mid-50s - the CM Hyper or H60 might drop those temps a good bit. I've been surprised at the performance of the H60 (as long as you don't go 'extreme' with the volts).
Raising the IMC/NB to 2400MHz from stock 2000MHz should increase memory bandwidth 6-8% and drop latency 6-8% (with NB volts at 1.2v or so) - this will likely give you as much a boost as the OC of the CPU cores.
Enjoy! It's a great build - the only thing missing is an SSD!
(and maybe a rear case fan if you go with the CM Hyper and don't mount an H60)