I have looked through the forums here and elsewhere, as well as looked at benchmarks and product info and independent reviews... and my head is starting to spin. Hoping the friendly people here can tell me if I am on the right track with this build.
Basically what I would like to know is are there any games out now that people think I wont be able to play in HD (1080).
I guess the 3 games I am looking forward to playing on this system (when they come out) are BF:BC3, D3 and GW2.
Is there anything bottlenecking this build? Is it worth spending another $150 on a 120g SSD? Does the case have sufficient airflow? Etc etc.
I am in Brisbane, Australia, so all parts will be sourced at my local Umart in Milton. Some of what I have listed is based on current availability, as I intend to buy very soon (2 weeks at most).
All advice is welcome, but I would like to keep this build around $1200.00 or less, the cheaper the better as long as performance doesn't suffer too greatly.
intel Sandy Bridge is a better gaming build at this point in time
Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M $58.00
Corsair TX-750 750W ATX Power $144.00
Antec Three Hundred Tower Gaming Case- Black NO PSU $59.00
Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA $25.00 $2.27 $25.00
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Universal Cooler $32.00
G Skill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800 RL 9-9-9-24(CL9D-8GBRL) $89.00
Sapphire HD6850 1G GDDR5 PCIE HDMI DP $168.50 x2 = $337.00
Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU $214.00
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 4xDDR3 HDMI GLAN 2xPCI-E CrossFireX SLI SATA3 RA $169.00
inc GST $1127.00
the GA-Z68XP-UD3 MB is on pre order, but if you really want to fly get this one: