$1500 build. want high performace. seeking advice :)

Hey guys, is this build good for playing BF3/Metro 2033 on ultra 1920x1080 reso?
If not please give some improvements that stay under a $1700 budget :)
to be honest i'm trying to make this build as cheap as possible hehe


Intel Core i5 3570K Intel Core i5 3570K - $245.00

CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - $39.00

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular - $94.00

CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced - $105.00

Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW - $25.00

Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 - $69.00

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS - $95.00

Gigabyte Force K3 Gaming Keyboard Matte Black - $29.00

Gigabyte Aire M77 Wireless Mouse - $25

ASUS VE247H 23.6in Widescreen LED Monitor - $169.00

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Overclocked Video Card - $509

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard - $185

ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless N PCIe Adaptor - $45

all up $1634

ALL AUSTRALIAN PRICES
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  1. If you want to go cheaper change the mobo ASRock Extreme4 and the GPU to HD7800 series. An overclocked 7870 should run 60+ and even the 7850 is very playable.
  2. I think your build is pretty solid looks good to me mate the only thing i could think of to save some money is change motherboard to MOBO:ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/pccasegear/asrock-motherboard-z77extreme4 I would get the GTX670 and not switch it for 7850 or 7870 but that's just me you could save some money that way though as i am sure you know lol
  3. Just made my personal rig with a $1700 budget (in Australia) with links and all that to where I got the components. Perfect if you live in the Melbourne area as you can just pick the components up rather than ship them. Its as cost effective and powerful as I could make it.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/348979-31-1700-gaming-build

    If you want the the GTX670 you could cut out the fans,LED strips and Fan Controller from the build. Its an amazing rig so far.
  4. yeh bra, the asrock z77 extreme 4 seems pretty popular and i save $30. probably go with that.
    I'm loving the fans and led lights on your build manofchalk, seems pretty sleek. I'll think about the fan controller if i sli my gpu's
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