I am currently Building a gaming computer for the first time. I am new to this but have done ALOT of research. My goal is to play games like Bf3 and the upcoming Crysis 3 on ultra settings at 40 fps or above. NOTE: I also do video editing on Vegas, Adobe AE, and photoshop and am likely to have all 3 of these programs running at once.
Why so many Intel i5's when AMD FX 8 Core is cheaper??
Is my build SLI ready?
Will my GPU choice support BF3 Ultra at 40+ FPS online? NVIDIA's website says the 560 Ti will.
Mainly is everything that I have chose compatible with eachother??
These are the parts I have chosen thus far from Newegg.
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $90
Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case Black $50
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3 AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
(Best choice for the price for me)
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
SAPPHIRE 100355L Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
*Does the above GPU have PhysicsX. I have only heard little about PhysicsX.*
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
320GB Western Digital
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
*Will this work with my selected CPU?*
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
DO I NOT WANT OEM?? WILL I NEED TO PURCHASE SEPERATE CORDS??
Performs better in games and has a better price erformance ratio.
Thank you, so should I go with these if I go Intel then?
CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Being new to building a computer 8 cores and 3.6GHz for $170 on Newegg is tempting. Especially hearing about what FX is. I use sony vegas for rendering, but if everyone says the Intel will outperform the AMD 8 core, and is worth the extra $30 then I will go for it.