I've been gaming on my core-i3 350M laptop with 128-mb dedicated video and just got into PC gaming last year. It runs MOH and FNV at about 9-23 FPS for MOH and 20-40 FPS for FNV LOL. And these are on minimum graphic settings. So I've decided to start building a gaming computer.
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming/surfing internet/watching movies/everything else
Parts Not Required:Everything that does not fit in the computer case and Windows 7
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg
Country of Origin: U.S.A
Parts Preferences:AMD CPU/Nvidia GPU/Intel SSD/Corsair PSU
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if it's compatible
Additional Comments:I might consider overclocking the CPU and GPU if I learn how to do it, since I'm new to building computers. Otherwise, I'm using the stock cooler for the CPU.
Motherboard:ASRock 890FX DELUXE5 AM3+ AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (will release soon, right before the Bulldozers roll out)
GPU:EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Hard Drive:Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Memory:Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX
Disc Drive:SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
PSU:CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Computer Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
You will NOT be able to SLI with this motherboard, it supports crossfire only. Only 990 chipsets will be able to SLI. The INTEL SSD should work fine. The Corsair PSU should have no problem, even if you could SLI 570's.
This build down below includes dual factory over clocked gtx 560's in SLI, that Intel SSD you have up there, after market cpu h/s (thermal paste included), a large sized Cooler Master mid tower that's new on the market, and of course a Intel Sandy Bridge 2500K.