This will be my first build however my dad's friend who is a PC consultant should be able to help me with the build, I would ask his advice on the rig but I don't think he would know about gaming set ups.
I was also wondering if anyone could suggest a good keyboard and mouse for playing Battlefield 3, what's more important? Keyboard or mouse?
My requirements are:
To play Battlefield 3 on ultra settings on 1080p with 60+ average FPS
To be upgradable in a few years time by adding an additional 660 Ti
To be power efficient with basic tasks (word processing, web browsing)
To be able to run two monitors at the same time without losing a lot of FPS or quality in games (One for gaming other for websites/skype)
GPU: 2GB MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k + Coolmaster hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler
MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45
PSU: 750W Corsair Enthusiast TX V2
RAM: 8GB (2 x 4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4
HDD: 1TB Seagate 7200 RPM
CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower
OS: 64-Bit Windows 7
Sony DVDRW AD-5280S-0B 24x
140mm NZXT FZ-140mm LED 13 Blade Fan 1000RPM
2 x Arctic Cooling F12 120mm Case Fan
100cm NZXT blue sleeved LED kit
Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound
Looks good to me! The only thing is you do not need to purchase extra thermal compound - the stuff that's included with the Hyper 212 Evo is better than Arctic Silver. You're buying the same part twice. I also wouldn't pay money for the sleeved LED kit - that's just a waste to me. And the extra fans won't be of use until you get your build up and running and see which way your air flows - otherwise good choices on everything else.