Hey guys. As the title says, this is my first attempt at a gaming rig in some time. My end goal is to be able to run games like BF3, Total War: Shogun 2, War Z, and any other newly released or upcoming FPSs at max FPS. Of course, I'm living within a budget so this is as reasonably close as I can get without breaking the bank.
Cart Price : $1,337, which has blown my budget of $1000. If there's anything I could do w/o or downgrade with minimal drop in overall power, I'm open to suggestions.
I'm looking to run at a res of 1920 x 1080
I'd love any suggestions / critiques. And if it saves me some extra $$, even better!
At the moment, this is what I've filled my Newegg shopping cart with:
CPU - i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
MB - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
Things are going to be tight on a 64GB SSD, I should know its my primary drive too (patriot pyro SSD 60GB). I still have 29GB left but ive since gotten a samsung 128GB SSD and am using that just for games, which i recommend. The 830's 128GB are down to 90 bucks on NE, which is awesome for that drive. You could save ~60-100 bucks if you were willing to go with a HD 7950 over a 670 and the performance would be pretty much the same, especially if you OC.
I completely 100% agree there - my work PC used to run a 64GB M4 and Windows would keep telling me that the drive was out of space or near low on space. I switched to a 128GB Vertex 4 - no space constraints at all.
My suggestions would be to drop the SSD, and if you're not going to overclock drop the CPU to the i5-3470 and motherboard to H77 ATX, that will save you almost $220 off that build.