I recently finished building my first system. I would consider this a "High End" Build.
i5 3570k @ 3.7ghz
MSI Hawk 7870 @ 1300mhz (once I figure out my problem)
8gb of DDR3 Kingston HyperX Genesis W/ HyperX Ram Cooler @ 2100mhz
AsRock Extreme4 Z77 Motherboard
A crappy Hitachi 500gb HDD @ 7200rpm That I got from a $200 HP Desktop(I think this is the problem)
Thermaltake TR-2 600watt power supply
CM Storm Scout case
With this system I should get at least 50-60fps on BF3 on ULTRA 1080p, But I get 19fps on low 1080p? also I get this when something actually decides to work. Once I usually start a game The system Automatically restarts Then says "Windows recently recovered from an unexpected restart."?
Not knowing much about computers I think the problem is bottle necking
That's a pretty nice build. The hard drive is going to be a bottleneck of sorts. It's not necessarily keeping your system from great performance (FPS wise). But throw in a pair of crucial m4's and you'll wonder how you ever functioned without an SSD. BF3 loading times will be 10-15 seconds vs a minute plus. Windows will load faster.
Just think of how many people you could be killing (in the game, dear lord) instead of sitting there watching that loading screen.
Thank you for your responses.
I downclocked my RAM to 1600mhz
Now I need a recommendation for the parts to get. I am completely clueless.
@geofelt I can not test with a different PSU because my only other PSU I am not using is a 300 watt xD
@jonjonjon Yes it has been crashing alot. But when it didnt right away it would go down to 9-15fps