Hey, first topic on Tom's, and also my first time building a PC. Just wanted to get a verification that this build is gonna run games like Starcraft 2, Guild Wars 2, Diablo 3, and League of Legends at fairly high settings. Perhaps some modern FPS' too.
If your looking at anything above the GTX570 you might be better to look to the newer GTX6** series.
Also, unless you're doing dual graphics cards and overclocking you can get away with a less powerful power supply, perhaps about 600W or slightly less.
Right right, knew i forgot something. I'll add that when I can, my internet is dieing on me, so I can't open up Newegg. I'll be running Windows 7.
So what would you suggest for a motherboard? And I will most likely change to a GTX 670 if it will make that much of a difference. I have a $2000 budget, but I want $500 to go to accessories and games, 1500 to computer.
With $1500 for the rig you should be using a GTX670 and then maxing out basically anything at 1920X1080. The rest looks good, though if you ever want to overclock you need a CPU with a k at the end of the model number.