This is the build i came up with for under $900. Any thoughts or comments? How will this fair with games such as BF3, ME3, and Skyrim. This is the first time i've built a computer so any help is appreciated.
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
PSU: Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-01-20G)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer
Disc Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
Keyboard: V7 KM0Z1-5N6P Black USB Wired Slim Multimedia Keyboard
TOTAL: $883.91 with a $15 off promo on the cpu.
I also recieve a free copy of Dirt Showdown with the Gpu.
and which i5 ivy bridge should i go with? is there much difference?
The main two CPUs are the i5-3450 and the i5-3570K - and the only reason you would pick between the two is if you plan to overclock. If you don't plan to overclock go with the i5-3450. If you do then go with the i5-3570K.