I Have Recently Been Searching For A Build That I Could Do For Myself. I Have Been Wanting To Purchase One But I Would Prefer To Build One Myself, I Need Some Builds If You Could Use http://pcpartpicker.com/ That Would Really Help If You Could Use That I Need To Run Games In High Quality.
Just Need Some Tips On This! P.S I Need Something That Can Record In 1080p Aswell!
cpu is an overkill and the GPU is lacking... you wont even be able to pull medium on BF3....
I suggest a 2500k/3570k (around $200) for cpu...saving around $100...
then as much money as your willing to spend on GPU.. HD7850 can be picked up around $190 and will benefit you exponentially adding around $40 to the price of your build if you downgrade the CPU to something less over the top.
Did above while OP was suggesting "up to $1700". With that, better case, HD7970, and power supply to be capable of crossfire, if of use, would be within budget, plus sound card, if OP really wants one.