RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Graphics Card: EVGA SSC 02G-P4-3653-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
SDD: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
The total cost is about $930.
my budget is still under $1000 but really I want to be as close to $800 as possible, and still my goal is to play games like Skyrim, BF3, Arma II, Ect. on high or ultra graphics and yet have the computer be smallish and compact so if I'm in dear need to take it to a friends house or somewhere then it won't be a big pain.
What I am now asking for is a review on my second set up which rounds up to about $915 or if possible give me any ideas on how I could make one perfect for my needs and/or how to combine the two. (or simply the a cheaper solution closer to $800).
My second setup:
Case: Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case, Dual USB 3.0, come with Dual Fans, Support up to 4 Fans, 12.5" card fits!
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Since your going with the 3470, you don't need the Z77 motherboard. A H77 mATX will be just fine. 16GB of memory is overkill, 8GB is good. Just look at the benchmarks from the 660 to the 7950, and you can decide on GPU. You seemed to really like Rosewill case so I kept that.