Would this play the most recent games on high settings? If not, what could I do to get to that point?
Also, how long would a build like this last before I needed to do an upgrade?
I want to play games like BF3, Arma III, Fallout:NV, Skyrim, Etc. on the highest graphics, while recording. I feel like this build wouldn't get me there, but I'm no professional so I'd like some input.
That looks like a great build. One thing I would do though is get a larger monitor. I upgraded to a 27" LED LCD and its worth it even if you have to back off on another purchase. I would not buy any LCD smaller than 22."
I was looking for a 24"+ originally but someone told me that the 21.5" has a higher pixel density than larger monitors, which would improve the visuals.
I would have to agree with jallen. I have a 24" LED LCD (1080p) and it's simply outstanding. Pixel density isn't an issue from where I sit, which is about 2 feet away. The extra real estate the larger screens give you is quite worth it, to my eyes.