Hello,I'm currently planning on build a gaming rig around 600 bucks with tax, here are the specs i've chosen for my build:
msi z77a-g41 lga 1155 mobo
8gb ripjaws x ddr3 1333
seagate barracuda 500gb 7200rpm
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS cddvd burnner
zalman z5 atx case
Rosewill 630W 80 PLUS Certified
are the specs good for playing games like bf3,bo3 and metro 2033 on maxium settings?
That's a respectable entry level build, depending on your resolution it may be able to play games on max settings, but not at 1080p that's for sure. I am not sure what your total price is with tax so I'me not in a good place to make changes, but a stronger GPU like a 7870 may be beneficial for you. Also, get some cheap Corsair Vengeance RAM, there's really no point in getting 1333MHz RAM when RAM is so cheap.
My recamend is fill all slots dont see capacity. see mhz in board and ram.Reason mhz is the key to achive speed. if board support 1600mhz u insert 1333mhz its waste because not get full speed of ram slot. if board support 1333mhz u insert 1600mhz its also waste of money (1333mhz ram is cheaper than 1600mhz)also u not utilise full speed of ram. (4x2Gb=8Gb 1600mhz=6400mhz =6.4ghz) vs (2x8Gb=16Gb 1600=3200mhz=3.2ghz).
Ur board support above 2000mhz ram.so buy 2133mhz oc enabled ram.
my recamend is Buy "TRANSCEND" ram,ssd .reason other manufacturers give only 1year warenty but transcend give "lifetime warenty" so no need to warry about problems. Then cost "no more dealer and distributer " because anyone can "buy directly in TRANSCEND.COM" so cost lower then other.
Transcend axe ram 4Gb x2 enough for i3,selected mobo support I5,I7.
upgrade to I5 or I7 if u have money.
I3 support only basic level gaming.
Lose the Z77 motherboard in favour of an H77 motherboard. Cheaper as the Z77 boards are usually bought for overclocking ability. Other than that you'll see no difference.
2. Your PSU is overkill. A good 500W PSU should more than suffice.
3. Get a better CPU - Atleast an i3-3220. If you can spare a bit more cash I'd go with an i5-3470 - These are non-overclockable options so decide if you want to OC or not.
4. If you can find some nice 1600MHz 1.5v Ram (Corsair Vengeance/G.Skill etc.) it would perform a little better and they are typically priced the same as the 1333MHz versions.
As for maximum settings - It depends on your Resolution: If you're playing At 1080p you should get decent performance, also if you OC the 7850 you should get 7870 performance.