I'm hoping I could get some feedback regarding a build I'm close to moving on. Some things I'm not too sure about is if maybe I would be better off getting a different Motherboard or GPU. If it makes sense to upgrade from a 560 to a 570/570ti or the motherboard or whatever else you all think please let me know. i would like to stay around the $1200 budget but if the upgrade makes sense and brings value to the build I would not have a problem spending more. I'm looking to go SLI about 2-3 months down the road as well.
the most intensive game I'm hoping this build would run is BF3. I'm hoping this would run it at high setting and eventually run in at its highest upon adding another card. The only other game i'd be looking to play is Starcraft 2 which i'm sure would be fine.
some minor OC not much.
Thanks in advance for all your feedback.
NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
You want a SATA drive, not that EIDE drive you have up above. Also you want the gtx 560ti not the gtx 560. That case is a hot box, and the 2600K gives you no advantage over the 2500K in regards to gaming.
This build down below includes Windows 7, low profile RAM, 128GB SATA 3 SSD, after market h/s (thermal paste included, gtx 560ti with the option to add another one later on in SLI, etc....