RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL (41.99 @ newegg)
Graphics Card: sappire radeon hd 7770 (129.99 @newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (54.99 @ newegg)
Case: rosewill challenger (49.99 @newegg)
Power Supply: rosewill stallion series 500w (39.99 @newegg)
Cooling: prolimatech panther cpu (54.99 @newegg)
Do you guys think this is a good build for games like Smite, Gw2, Planetside 2, and some other modern FPS games? Also, any replacement parts, or suggestions for parts that I could downgrade on to save some money would be much appreciated!
I see how well the intel processors perform, but I really think that you get more bang for your buck with AMD processors. The AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition I listed has 3.4GHz, it's a quad core, and it's overclockable, while the i3 isn't. Also, if I went with this build, would you suggest any sort of cooling?