I need a little help choosing my new computer parts. I want to build a computer that can handle Skyrim, Crysis 2, BF3, Assassins Creed 3 etc. at a good 30-40+ fps in high-Maxed out graphics at 1080p. I've chosen all my parts, but if you guys have any suggestions in what I should change go ahead and tell me as long as its under $1100 and the graphics look good.
Some other stuff I would like to know is, which of the two graphics cards as I listed bellow would be best for my requirements? Will it be worth the extra $70? I might plan on sli down the road but not anytime soon. I will probably be OC though.
Here's what I've chosen
CPU: Intel i5 2500k 3.30GHz
MOBO: Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard
HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive
EVGA 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 SuperClocked Video Card
EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2gb Video Card
that might be as good as it gets. im not sure where your buying this from or what country your in. comparing with newegg i can find a few small savings from swithing to other products, but your site might be cheaper than newegg on your listed products.
Get on TigerDirect and NewEggs mailing list and start buying parts as they go on sale. All the parts you've mentioned (or similar/equivalents) go on sale from week to week. I just built a new system utilizing these sales and saved about $200 (my build was only $750 total). So I'd try to go down that route if I could. Also I don't know about tigerdirect but newegg offers a lot of combo deals and I used that to get a great deal on my CPU and motherboard in combo that was $40 off buying them seperately.
not really sure on prices. if the ivybridge is going to be the same socket as the i5 2500k sandy then start looking at motherboards, ram, and HDDs or SSDs while you wait for the new hotness to come out. good luck man! new builds are exciting! and read up on your stuff make sure you know what you're getting into before you're stuck with an FX-6100 like my stupid self, lol. with all honesty though i like this processor, it doesnt benchmark well because of software issues but it performs great for my purposes.