I am looking towards building a Gaming pc, My budget is $650-$700, I would love for someone to help me pick out parts(Motherboard, memory, gpu, etc.) I would like this Pc to be able to run skyrim on medium or high settings running at 40-60 fps and other games on kinda medium or high settings such as DayZ mod, Battlefield 3, etc. I am really really new to PC building, this would be my first attempt to build one , Yet again i would appreciate for someone to help me, Thanks
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Per your price point, it'd be better to get a better GPU rather than CPU. The 7870 will run those games easy on High settings and the FX-6300 can keep up. Another thing, the FX-6300 can overclock, something that Intel chips around its price point cannot offer which gives it a slight performance boost if you wanted to.
What I'm talking about:
In BF3 or highly graphics intensive games, the performance difference at 1080P cannot even be noticed. http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1598/pg6/amd-fx-8...
As you can see, in BF3 the FX-8350 performs as well as the i5 3570K, also in terms of performance the FX-8350 is great especially in daily apps.
Umm not really, everything I would recommend is in my build guide that I linked you to. If you're confused at which GPU to get brands wise, Sapphire is usually a safe bet. Or typically any non-reference 7870 at the lowest price will be great.