So was thinking of building a new PC (first time, so unsure on a lot of things) predominantly for BF3 and gaming, as well as a media center. I know its kinda hard to determine what is required since the Beta release really did not give any indication on a High - Ultra build.
Approximate Purchase Date: within 2 - 3 weeks (or prior to BF3 release)
Budget Range: AU$1200 - AU$1400
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, media center
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pretty new to this, so unsure on what key sites there are. so far just using Australian msy site and what is available in my nearest store. but really, whatever is quickest and most reliable to be sent to Australia
Overclocking: Yes - eventually, when its required pretty much
SLI or Crossfire: Yes - going by all the talk on the forums, a single GPU on the market wont be powerful enough so def want something for future
Monitor Resolution: whatever is good stock standard. got a 24" Samsung, so wanna play on reasonable res.
Additional Comments: Just want a PC for lastability and be able to run BF3 on high to ultra settings.
Help and feedback is much appreciated. Is doing my head in on what to get, especially reading up it seems people are just saying wait for a bit until new tech comes out. Thoughts? Would really like to get a PC now, but if things come out in a month, with possible price drops or better tech... may not be worth it yet?
The only thing I don't like about the case is that it doesn't have usb 3 ports on the front. Not sure if this is an issue for you. Otherwise, this looks like a good build. I wou;ld save $ and go for the less expensive MB. As for X-fire, I don't do it myself because I get good enough rates with a 6970.