First time builder, still working on my build. I jumped the gun and purchased a i5 4670k, so this is what my build will be based around.
Overclocking the CPU will be in my future but in my future, but not out of the gate.
I've decided on Nvidia's GTX 770 and have not settled on a Manufacturer yet, also I'm unable to figure out if 4gb is essential or if 2gb would suffice. I plan on playing Skyrim w/ all the mods I can find (new transitioning peasant so I want the most separation from console as I can possibly get), also Minecraft, BF4. Basically I want to run the games to the best of their ability, considering the CPU direction I have ventured.
I left my budget for the GPU pretty wide open, but I would prefer to stay under 500 bucks if possible.
Any/all help appreciated.
TL;DR: Do I need a 4gb GPU to run modern games, max settings, with mods?