Alright after asking a bunch of questions and having a few threads about building a computer I took info from everything and made a build using the pcpartpicker. I was wondering if the build would be able to run BF3 on medium / high and run GTA4 on medium.
Also this include the OEM for windows 8 for anyone else viewing this
If anyone has any advice or recommendations to cut the cost a bit that would greatly appreciated and thanks in advance for all your help!
I'd pay a little bit more and get the Z77 Extreme 4 and a cooler like the Hyper 212 Evo if you're going to overclock. If not you could drop the CPU to the i5-3470 and the motherboard to H77 and then upgrade your GPU to a 7950, otherwise that looks good.
Does overclocking really help with gaming a lot? I wasn't sure if it makes a big difference or not.
It will help minimize lag but it won't squeeze those few extra FPS out of the system. If you want to get the most from your system that's where overclocking comes in handy. If you want to cut corners that's the area to do it. You'll still get an excellent CPU out of it, but for games - it's really all about the GPU.
Since I missed the Black Friday prices I redid my build once again and I was wondering if my updated build would be good enough for playing Skyrim on High and be able to run BF3 on medium with a steady FPS. Also if there's any way to cut down the cost that would be greatly appreciated!