I've finally decided that it's time to give up on my low-end computer from 2006 and buy something new that'll run modern games at the highest settings. I'm looking for opinions on whether or not the parts I've picked are a good deal. All input is seriously appreciated!
Here is the build as it looks so far, my main question is about the GPU's ...
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($78.78 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card #2: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VW246H 24.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
My current computer struggles to run Modern Warfare 2 on high settings (No AA) and freezes when I start up Arma 2, so upgrading should have been done a long time ago.This computer will be used solely for gaming and web surfing.
I'm looking to play games such as Arma 3, Battlefield 3 and Day Z on the highest possible settings, can this be done with one GTX 670, or should I continue with the plan for SLI?
You defiantly wont need a bigger power supply and if your only gaming you wont need 16gb of ram 8 would be more than enough. also id recommend getting 1 Sapphire Radeon HD7950 3GB Boost graphics card for $325 they have a great bandwidth and will play pretty much every game on high settings. and if in the future you want to crossfire that would be fine.