Hey all, I bought a Lenovo y570 a couple months ago and while I'm more than happy with it, I'm ready to upgrade to a more capable desktop system. I have most of the parts picked out, but I have never built a gaming rig before and I want to know if the CPU and GPU aswell as other parts are compatible with my MOBO. I also would appreciate if someone could recommend me good cables for the HDD and DVD Drive.
If you want to overclock that CPU (which it is capable of on that board), you will need some aftermarket cooling. This is the budget option to go for, should support moderate overclocks.
CM Hyper 212 EVO. $31
Drop the sound card unless you really want it, at that price I would think it wouldn't be much better than onboard audio.
Ok got my parts sorted out. I got rid of the powercolor and added the sapphire 7970 3gb, got rid of the sound card also. Added an ASUS VE278Q 27 inch gaming monitor. I was considering a 120hz monitor but I did some research and found out that since most the games I'll be playing won't run at 120fps with my setup, I opted out. I could use Vsync but that kills FPS.
Added the items to a Wish List, As soon as I get my refund check from FAFSA I'll start buying up parts.
Alright, Looks like I'm only getting 1,100 back for a refund. Can someone revise my list in order to maximize performance for that price? My main goal is to run BF3, MoH Warfighter and Crysis 1 on ultra at aleast 30 fps.