I want a system that can play games like battlefield 3 with an average of 40fps and was wondering if this build could do it, i do not wish to overclock the pc or crossfire.
Intel Core i5 3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz 6MB 77W LGA 1155
GIGABYTE GA-Z77M-D3H INTEL Z77 DDR3 USB3.0 PCI-E3.0 LGA1155
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2gb GDDR5
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Unbuffered Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B)
I have a small monitor that i still wish to use for this pc, it is an AOC with a maximum resolution of 1024x768 and i am still figuring out what is the best psu for this build.
All i can say is motherboards are a dime a dozen, depending on what features your looking for that will ultimately determine the price your going to pay, if all you want is basic I'd say go with anything from ASUS or ASrock, ASrock has had some pretty good recommendations from Toms. Like i said, its all up to what features you want on it like 1x PCI-E or 2x etc etc, if u don't care buy the cheapest one.
COOLER MASTER GX 650W PSU Single +12V rail 52A 80+
COOLER MASTER 700W eXtreme Power Plus SLI Silent 12CM Fan
COOLER MASTER GX 550W PSU Single +12V rail for up to 52A 80PLUS
CORSAIR 650W TX-650v2 ATX PSU 80PLUS Bronze