I may sli in the future if I'd get any real benefit from doing so
Primary purpose is gaming specifically gw2 and taking videos of gaming.
My primary questions are
1 will this build run say bf3 at max setting well. At what res?
2 with this set up, how much quality am I losing by using a 1366x768 32in tv? Should I upgrade to a monitor with in the month. Note, I'm not really a graphics nut.
3 is there anything I should change in this set up that would keep it with in budget but give me more?
Sorry about that. I'm trying to do this from my phone.
Asus px8227-v pro at Intel mobo
Intel Core i-5 3570k 3.4hrz
g-skill 8 guv 240pin ddr3 (16001600)
Gigabyte geforce gtx 670
antec earth watts series 750 psu
1tb sata hd
xigmatek gaia sd1283 120mm long life bearing cpu cooler
I may over clock this system, but I was advised not to by a friend to not suck the life out of the system.
This system, with shipping, comes to just over 1300 right now. I have about 70 above that that I can add to the budget. Another thing I can do is get the 1tb hd later (i don't down load lots of music or movies) to add the money saved to improve other aspects if it would make a noticeable difference in performance.
Hah, I can tell you'r on a phone.
Looks good, only part swapping.
Motherboard is good.
CPU is good.
RAM is good.
GPU is good.
Antec is a mid-range PSU maker. Corsair, Seasonic, XFX are the standout brands. See if you can get a unit from them. Make sure its 80+ Bronze or better, preferably modular. 750W is perfect for a dual card setup (which you'r mobo supports). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
128GB of SSD is plenty for a normal user. Though without the name of it I cant tell you about its speed.
1Tb of storage is about right. Just dont get a green 5900RPM drive, as they are slower than 7200RPM drives and cost the same or more for some reason.
Overclocking is perfectly safe if you know what your doing. While it can damage/reduce the lifespan of the component, a conservative overclock (No voltage adjustment) shouldnt damage the component. On the 3570k, the highest you can get without changing stock voltage is ~4.2Ghz, which is what I currently have mine set at. I haven't overclocked a GTX670 before, so I have no clue as to what you can set that too, but I imagine that general overclocking method would still apply.
The only problem I have with your build is your PSU. It says four 12v rails at 40A, but this is deceptive. Its four 12v rails TOTALING 40A coming out to only 480W on your 12v rails. A true 750W PSU should have somewhere around 55-60A on the 12v rails. (for example http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )
Would it be able to run a single GPU setup? Absolutely. Would I trust it to Crossfire or SLi? Hell no.