Hey forum people, new member of the forum but have been a viewer since I got into computers over the past year. I've been saving up my money and I want to build a medium to high end gaming computer. I am looking to run games like, fallout 3/ new vegas, skyrim, BF3, ARMA II, DayZ mod, and other newer games (dishonored maybe)
I would prefer if the computer had a intel core i5 since thats the medium end one, and is in my price range. I don't need peripherals such as monitors, keyboards, or mice, because I already know what I need for that. I hope you guys can help me, and as a added bonus, maybe tell me a simple way to put it together if or when I purchase the parts/ what I need to get it together.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ECS B75H2-M3(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($46.98 @ Newegg)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Well 575$ is the most money I could have, I was looking for something for a little less so I have money to buy some games on steam. As for the GFX Card, I don't need anything too high end, just too run most of those games on medium to high settings. For a gfx card the most money I would be willing to spend is maybe 120$, and also I still need to buy the peripherals, I need a bit of money left over for that.
Also if someone can recommend a cheap graphics card thats worth its weight, that would be great, and in my price zone would be fantastic too. Remember to please put it in laymans terms as I am still learning. Thanks for the suggestions though!