So if you guys could take a look at that build, give me some notice if anything is blatantly wrong with it such as compatibility issues with parts OR if you have suggestions for better parts or a better build for pricing, etc. I hope to be able to run games such as BF3 maxed at 60fps and if I need to spend a little more money to do that then I'm willing to.
The build looks good. Only a few conversational items below, but nothing really needs changed.
- I would agree with the above concerning the 1600 vs 1866MHz RAM. In an Intel build you really aren't going to get any more performance out of it. However, if you are doing some heavy overclocking it could be helpful to allow for the timing your RAM ends up being. If the difference between 1600 and 1866MHz RAM is only a few dollars, I'd stick with it.
- The power supply is a bit overkill, but depending on how much you are overclocking, it's not a bad thing. With your budget, I would keep it and have the flexibility for future use. Just a thought, I really wouldn't change it.
- As far as BF3, I run a GTX680 that I typically run with +100Mhz CPU and +200Mhz vRAM. This runs BF3 on Ultra with ALL settings cranked up at 1920x1080. The GTX670 has the ability to run close to the same speeds as the GTX680. I would expect it to run Ultra settings with most other settings cranked up as well. You may need to forgo the AntiAliasing Deffered setting, but you will never know it's on or off anyway. Stick with AntiAliasing Post.