After two years of playing ArmA 2 on my 7 year old Pentium 4 2.4 (!!!!), I have finally decided to invest a small fortune and build myself a decent rig :
Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow or as soon as possible! Budget Range : 4300 NIS Max (~900 USD on Newegg before local customs fees) System Usage : Gaming!!! (ArmA 2, DCS A-10) Parts Not Required : Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts :Newegg.com, K.S.P (Local Vendor, in English) Country of Origin : Israel Parts Preferences : Intel CPU Overclocking : Most likely in the future SLI or Crossfire : Maybe
As I have mentioned in the beginning, this rig is being built almost exclusively for the purpose of playing ArmA 2, therefore if any of you are familiar with the specific demands of this game's engine, or if you find any additional info on the web regarding this - that would be very helpful.
Any advise/comment is much appreciated!
Please note that not every part which is available on Newegg.com is also available for me here, so using the K.S.P site for substitutions would be more helpful.
This looks pretty good but I had a question about the SSD. The agility SSD's aren't the fastest, here in the US you can get a C300 SATAIII for just a bit more. I would look at prices on the C300 128GB.
The Noctua cooler is enormous, I'd check for clearance with the Antec 200..
The HD 5770 seems a little weak paired up with the 2500k CPU. Unfortunately I don't know the specifics of those games, but we could really use info on your monitor resolution. I'd go for HD 6850 or better, right now HD 6950 price are in the $260 range over here which when you add the unlocking to 6970 performance is pretty stellar.
Yeah you should look at the Antec 300 at least, it can be found for the same price as the 200 ($50) when it's on a special, and it's on special quite a bit at Newegg wtih free shipping. The 300 is a better looking case too.
Arma2 is from 2009, so a 5770 would be just fine but it's definitely the weakest link in that system.
I'd swap out the cooler for a CM Hyper-212...it's cheaper, very good performance / price ratio and fits on the majority of motherboards well. Also consider getting memory at 1600MHz - if you do OC, the head-room will help for stability.