So I've decided I need to upgrade my current computer and I needed some help with the final choices on the build. It's going to be primarily used for playing games such as Diablo 3 and Battlefield 3, it's also going to be used to render 1080p videos and also 3D animations. So any feedback/opinions you could give me would be great!
Preferred Websites: Newegg, Amazon, and TigerDirect
SLI/Crossfire: Not at the moment
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
CPU: i7 3770K $350
CPU COOLER: Corsair H100 $100
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 $170
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 2133HZ $70
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 $170
GPU: Currently not sure/Definitely need help picking up a good one that will last for a couple of years!
Boot Drive/Primary Program Storage: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III $200
Storage Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache $100
Sound Card: HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 $76
Case: Currently not sure of either, just something slick and simple though. Under $150 preferably!
So far this all equals about $1250 so that leaves about 350-450 for the graphics card! Please leave any feedback if possible!
How far of an overclock do you want? Anything above 4.5 GHz won't net you much of a performance gain. For around $120, get the Carbide 500R. I have it and it is completely tool-free and has great cable management.
$400 will get you the GTX670, which will play games at high/max settings for a long while, with an easy upgrade path of getting another in SLI. Nvidia's CUDA cores also help with rendering apparently. I would suggest this one, keep an eye on it for when it goes back in stock. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...