I'm currently in the process of building my own gaming PC. I have some knowledge of computers but not very much as this is the first PC i'm building. I need to know if this is good for playing the latest games like Battlefield 3 or MW3.
Case: NZXT Switch 810 Hybird Full Tower Gaming Case w/ Dual 140MM Pivot Fan Slots and Front USB 3.0 [+94] (Black Color)
Freebies: NZXT Sentry Mix Fan Controller w/ Six 50W Channels & Five LED Color Switches
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Red Color)
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+116]
Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: None
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP,
XFast Technologies, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z77: None
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Dominator [+16])
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+166] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Power Supply Upgrade: 650 Watts - Thermaltake TR2 RX Modular 80 Plus PSU - PN: TRX-650M [+83]
Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-III 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+2] (Single Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: ADATA NBA Flash Drives - 4GB USB2.0 [+19] (Amar'e Stoudemire - New York Knicks)
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (RED COLOR [+9])
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
Power Protection: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
USB Port: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
I built this on cyberpowerpc.com and I'm willing to change things if they aren't too far out of budget. And I do know that monitors are cheaper elsewhere. And that PCs are cheaper if you buy the parts separately and put it together
too, and that may be a possibility as well.
Case, Proc, and Mobo are all nice. Ditch the 4gb of ram, get 8gb of vengeance you wont see a different as your user level. If you're gaming invest in a little better graphics card. IE the 670. Get at least a 64gb SSD for windows/programs and maybe a game. 128gb are cheap too for more games on there. I use the crucial M4 myself. Invest in a better branded PSU like a Seasonic or Corsair.
Seasonic or equal quality PSU
670 GPU, You could get a 560ti if you really want. but honestly it's a mistake. If you wanna spend $200 on a card the best one available to date is the GTX 480. Hands down.
8gb of ram.
everything rocks,just upgrade your ram to about 6 or 8 gb
i have 8 gb and can play games without any problems,4 gb is ok for now but after a year or so games would require 6 gb or 8 gb as recommended requirements and 4 gb as minimum requirements.
If I were to buy a graphics card separately and I choose...
None, or On-Board 16X PCIe Shared 128MB Integrated 3D Graphics Video Card
Can I still add the stand-alone graphics card in after? I read that there were problems with integrated cards and upgrades.