I know very little about building proper gaming rigs, but nonetheless, I'd like to have a decent build that can run high end games like Arma III on maximum settings with 1920x1080 resolution. Are the below specs good enough to last for a long time and worth the $1600?
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4790K Processor (4.40 GHz)
MOBO: MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB
HDD: WD 3 TB WD Purple SATA III Intellipower 64 MB Cache
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked
Case: Cooler Master HAF X
ISC: ASUS Xonar Essence
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
PSU: Corsair CX Series 750W
4. Drop the sound card, on a decent MoBo, sound is just fine ....save $190 ... $230 SO FAR
5. Dominator RAM is $200 for 1866 CAS 9 AND WILL HIT YA COOLER.
Mushkin (Hynix modulkes) is $165 for 1866 CAS 9, savings = $35 .... $265 saved so far
6. You have no SSD so Im gonna assume that was conscious decision... but next best thing is a HD with a "built in SSD". And the purple drives are built for surveilance not gaming....savings - $185 that's $450 so far
8. The EVGA 770 is $330 adding $442 takes ya to $772. That gives yua enough dough to land a 780 Ti .... the best one outside of the $860 EVGA classified Kingpin is the $710 MSI one .... but since that card was $600 last week I have a hard time recommending it today..... it's been $600 every other week or so for the last 6 weeks. Assuming it comes back, buy it. At $700, I see the $500 780s as the better buy. The Asus and new MSI 780s are the cream of the crop. MSi retooled the 780 since the review below where it finished in 2nd place behind the Asus...EVGA came in last...... now I put the Asus an MSI 780s on equal footing, Asus memory overclocks better, but MSI is clocked much higher outta the box and is much quieter. The MSI is $450....which still leaves ya $322 to spend .