AsRock Z77 Pro4 Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel Z77, Up to 32GB DDR3, ATX, USB 3.0, 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, 100% All Solid Capacitor Design, Combo Cooler Option) Intel Ivy Bridge 3570k Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit CM Storm Enforcer Case with Coolermaster 650W GX PSU TP-Link TL-WN951N Wireless N PCI Adapter Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM Asus DRW-24B3ST SATA Internal 24X DVD±RW Drive Asus VS247H LCD LED 23.6" HDMI Monitor
Also, I've read reviews that say the monitor is bad for gaming, is this true? It's on sale at £138 around so I really would like it.
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Hmm.. I don't see why you're build should not be able to support any of the higher end cards. gtx 680 or radeon 7970.. Unless its out of the budget ofcourse.
Not sure about the Monitor.
Depends on what you want to spend. Here's how I look at it right now:
$100 - $150: Radeon HD 6850 $150 - $200: Radeon HD 6870, GTX 560 (reference model) $200 - $250: Radeon HD 7850 $250 - $300: GTX 560TI Superclocked $300 - $350: Radeon HD 7870 $350 - $400: Radeon HD 7950 $400 - $500: GTX 680
Supposedly the 660TI and 670 are supposed to be out in a month and I don't know how accurate my sources are but the speculation is that they're going to be in the $300 - $400 range to compete with the 7870 and 7950, I don't know of any Keppler-based cards that are going to be debuting in the $200 - $300 range yet.
Whichever goes for around £170 I'll buy. Are the ones that will be that much going to be better than the current £170 500 series ones, or will they have the same specs?
They will be better than the 5xx series. This has already been proven by the GTX 680. At full load with two of the GTX 680s, all you need is a 750W PSU. That is 25% LESS power than the previous gen's GTX 580, which required 1000W.