I am going to be building a gaming computer, and my budget is around 700$. I was wanting to know if this build would be good for playing games like Skyrim, Crysis 3 and FPS. If you can, would you please give me some tips on building, as it is my first PC build. Thanks alot!
Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model:BlackHawk) $89.99
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (Model:GA-Z77-DS3H) $109.99
You may want to find an i5-3xxx not the i5-2xxx. Only reason is the 2 is for second generation and the 3rd gen are newer and more powerful. If all your wanting is gaming, you'd also be perhaps better going for a AMD Radeon series graphic card.
I'm assuming these prices are newegg? If so, you may be able to slip up to a MSI HD7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .
It'd give you more power.
I'm going to make just a basic comment since I'm not sure how this rig will play those games, although should be able to handle them fairly well but probably not maxed graphics in everyone of those.
Take the 3570k i5 processor, it's pretty much same price as the 2500 as well as upgrade CPU cooling, cheap and good upgrade is cooler master evo 212. Maybe also drop another 50-70$ into GPU and get a better one
Your total came up to like ~$843 so was shooting for that. You can make some adjustments if your not going to overclock or CrossFire. I would keep the overclock potential for the CPU but if you don't want to CF, get a 550W PSU.