I'd love to get some input on this build. Plan is to hopefully play BF3 on max/high settings. So if there are any possible changes to save money without losing too much performance, any ideas would be appreciated.
Country: Canada Sites: NCIX with price matching
Approximate Purchase Date: November at the latest
Budget Range: 1500 - 2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop, Movies, Internet, Work
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU
SLI or Crossfire: possible in the future, but 80% No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Case: Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH - D14 Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 LGA1155 GPU: MSI N570GTX Power Edition OC GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 770MHZ 1280MB 4.0GHZ PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX Modular HDD: Western Digital WD Caviar Black 750GB SDD: Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 DVD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X OS: Windows 7 Home 64bit
Asrock extreme4 z68 (or extreme3 for cheaper)
Lower psu to a good 650w psu. Pc Power & cooling mk ii silencer is one)
Noctua is too much. Go with cm hyper 212+ for 30usd or nzxt havik for 65usd.
Ps. Yeah case is a bit too much. Check out corsair graphite 600t, nzxt phantom, bitfenix shinobi, lian li first knight, antec 900 or 1200
Or, if you're not totally set on intel, just switch to an AMD Motherboard and processor. You'll save 200 bucks right there. Although intel processors do last literally (that was the correct usage) forever, AMD processors last 10 years longer than you need them. You might disagree, but that's how it is.