This build is exclusively for battlefield 3, I am pretty set on the processor and the noctua for cooling. But other than that, im really just looking for suggestions to make this build perfect.
I really don't know who to go with on the psu or mobo.
Approximate Purchase Date: June 15 (cruise to alaska till the 14th and my paycheck comes in this friday, ill get around to buying everything the 15th)
Budget Range: $1500 USD
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Battlefield 3, Photoshop, Notepad
Parts Not Required: Mouse -Logitech G500
Keyboard -Das Keyboard w/ browns
Monitor - Samsung 24” at 1920x1080
OS -Windows 7 Home Premium
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com and/or tigerdirect.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: whatever is the best
Overclocking: 4ghz for the processor and call it a day.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, would like the ability to go sli or crossfire probably a year down the road..
not bad. There's 2 glaring issues.
The first is that massive cooler. Why do you want such a freaking huge cooler of only going to 4GHz? You could OC to 4.0 on stock cooling! I would get something like the Scythe Mudgen 2100 or the Hyper 212+.
The next thing is the 580. that is a VERY powerful card. I mean, VERY. I would suggest getting something a tiny bit more tame, like a 570 or 6970. Both are substantially less money and will max near any game at 1080p.
For a mobo I suggest the Asus P8P67PRO, or the Gigabyte P67 UD4. The ASRock Extreme4 P67 is also excellent.
For PSU, I'm not sure what the best 1000w psu out there is, so i'll leave that to the other members.
I really would look at that 580, and, definitely change the CPU cooler if only going to 4.0
the reason for building this now is my good ole trusty x2 4200 has finally stopped working. I simply have waited as long as possible with this. i still have to go play crysis and all of the games i missed over the last two years, so getting it now will keep me entertained until bf3 arrives. and knowing the devs were using a gtx 580 in the demo makes me want it that much more.
the case should be listed in the price as well, the way i worded it tho is i am considering pretty much any case under $100
thanks so much for the quick replies, ill have one more chance to read this tomorrow before i leave for vacation. and then as soon as i get back, ill hop on here and do some final reading and im pulling the trigger on what seems right given the opinions found here.