Hi everybody, I was wondering if you could give me some advice on this first custom computer build.
I would want it to play games like Skyrim on high graphics. Also if you could give me an explanation on your choices vs mine. Such as why this graphics card is better than that one. My budget is $500-700.
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220
Graphics: HIS H785F1G2M Radeon HD 7850
MoBo: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB
DVD-ROM: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
HDD: Need a good recommendation with this one, something that's 1TB though.
Go with a Z77 mobo, 16GB RAM minimum, 2TB HDD and possible an SSD for boot. I would go with an i5 processor as well over the i3.
Now why in the world would he do that? You don't need more than 8GB of RAM for gaming, and with a processor that doesnt overclock a Z77 is pointless. Even if he did get an i5, I would still recommend a i5-3450, which would not benefit from a H77 motherboard since it does not have an unlocked multiplier.