I've just ordered a bunch of parts to start my new build. I was on a sort of tight budget but anyways I ended up dropping $595.
*CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo
*MoBo: MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
*G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
*HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
*Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
Here is the difficult decision...I've been debating for a while on which GPU to get. I was pretty much dead set on a Sapphire Radeon 7950 HD but before I drop 315, I'd love to get some opinions maybe even some suggestions.
I'm mainly wanting to run Skyrim and maybe BF3, and I know these are both kind of demanding in the graphics department.
Wow, after reading that article. The $75 I'd be saving by going with the 7870 makes it totally worth it. I also read that if I was to overclock the card it would outperform the 7950. Cutebeans, thank you for saving me $75. lol