Hello masters of all things techy, I'm building my first custom PC and I have about a 700-900 dollar budget (with a tad bit of leeway). I go to school at the Art Institutes and the computer I have now was only good enough for my first year in. Now that things are getting more serious, I will need a system that packs a decent punch. I'm going to be making and testing video games with this system. I also want to be able to play games like BF4, Crysis, and anything else that pushes graphics cards to the max. I would like to be able to run said games on the highest quality without losing out on fps. I would very much appreciate it if someone with good knowledge of this field would look over the parts list I have put together and let me know what they think about it/if they would change anything. Do you think I should "dumb down" some things? Please and thank you!
I'm not sure if $50 is a 'tad-bit' or not lol This includes the 780, which is much, much better than the 660 without skimping out on other parts. If this is too much, you can do a 770 and add an SSD, too.
Thanks everyone for posting so promptly and lending me your advice. I have made my mind up and have completed my build list. Parts are already on the way. This is what I ended up going with. Would you approve?
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core (Purchased) $149.99
Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ (Purchased) $177.69
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 (Purchased) $89.99
Storage Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SSD (Purchased) $85.98
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM (Purchased) $70.00
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB (Purchased) $355.00
Case Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower (Purchased) $164.93
Power Supply Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V (Purchased) $103.00
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (Purchased) $27.29
Total: $1223.87 (before rebates)