Dragon Age 2
Assassins Creed 3 or Farcry 3 (depending on the GPU I get)
I'm hoping there are no bottlenecks in my build and everything will work together well. I'm still pretty undecided on the PS and GPU. I would like to be around the $300 mark for both of those together though I can push up another $50 or so if I need to increase either. I have been looking at these other cards as well:
I kind of went in the middle with the 7870 based on reviews and Tom's Hardware value review. It is listed at $230 after rebate. Is it worth it to save a bit and drop down to the GTX 660 or go up in price to the GTX 660 Ti? I don't want to spend money that I don't have to but when I'm already dropping money on this build if the gains justify putting out some extra money I would do it.
Are there any bottleneck issues with this build or anything I have overlooked in making sure the components are compatible? Will the 80 plus gold 550W be enough or should I bump up to a 650W? Also with the price differences in the GPU's is there one with better value than the 7870?
This will be my first build so I'm hopeful that I've got some quality parts and that I haven't overlooked anything here. Thanks for any feedback or advice.
I wouldn't go for the 16GB of RAM. I know I know you are going to say "well you have 16GB of RAM" That's because the RAM was so cheap that I just went for 16, since it was the price of the 8 of the same I was going to buy.
Also, if you want to overclock in the future, you are going to want to get and install a CPU fan while building your computer. Adding one later is alright, but its a massive pain.
Well, 8GB is $40 less. For some people, that's alot for something that really isnt needed. My computer in gaming never hits above 25% RAM useage even with alot of stuff open. It does help to have more when I am working on projects though.