Hello all, this is my first time building a PC and i'm having some trouble putting everything together. I'm not sure if some parts are more than what I need, lacking, or simply incompatible with everything else. I would really appreciate any feedback.
I want to at least run BF4 on high settings, and ideally on ultra with good FPS. I will be using a single 1080p monitor. My budget is <= $1100 (excluding tax and shipping). I only need a new motherboard, cpu, gpu, psu, and ram.
Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Digital art, Editing.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com and amazon.com
SLI or Crossfire: in the future
unless you're going for aesthetics, i doubt a first timer is going to put the features on the Sabertooth to good use & go for a high OC. and with a <$1100 budget, the motherboard is not something you should be spending a lot on.
a quality 600-650W 80+bronze is plenty for a single GPU build, unless you plan to add half a dozen HDDs, LEDs, & such. 750W 80+ bronze (Silver if you're so inclined) for dual CF/SLI. use this link as a guide. i recommend a Seasonic, Antec or Corsair from tier 2a & 2b for your budget; http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx