this is my first PC build and would like recommendations/opinions on the core components as i have not purchased them yet. I want this PC for high end gaming to play every game on ultra (or high) settings. Also, i would like to keep it around $900:
ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77
Intel Core i5-3570K
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Radeon HD 7850 (or Geforce GTX 580 -cannot decide)
Is this a powerful enough rig for high end gaming? is it future proof for at least 2 years? Which graphics card would be best, and are either good for my purpose? the Radeon 79xx and Geforce 6xx are all out of my price range
The 7850 is a little below the 570, but it uses less power. What PSU are you gonna get/do you have?
im thinking somewhere around a 750w psu. honestly, im just worried about the core components, especially the GPU. Is it worth investing a bit more $$ for the geforce 580 rather than the radeon 7850 even tho it has less memory and it is older. I see that the 580 does seem to be higher in benchmarks ive seen....
Me personally I always prefer more power then less. I'm told what i built only needs 500w psu but that leads little head room for OC'ing or upgrading, and if you have the money for a 580 why not look at the 7870? I personally went above and beyond my budget and picked up a 670. should be here by wed but the rest of my comp doesn't come till fri, so i won't be able to tell you what that thing can truly do till i get my new mobo and cpu.