Hi! I am building my first computer for late christmas, but I'm trying to keep it at $1000 (including monitor and keyboard)
So far however, I am $113 above where I want to be. I was wondering how I might be able to cut it down a bit. I want to be able to play for instance Skyrim at 80+ FPS, BF3 at about the same (on normal settings). Maybe the BF3 is a bit ambitious, but oh well. This is what I have so far:
Vengeance series 8 GB RAM. $64
Saphire Radeon HD 7850 $179
Western Digital 1TB hard drive $84
850w Corsair Power Supply $169
Asrock 970 extreme 3 $75
AMD-FX 8150 $169
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo $30
Cooler Master HAF 922 $100
Razer Acosta $44
Viewsonic 24" LED Monitor $199
Get the FX-6300, if you must go for amd cpus, get piledriver one, and the FX-6300 is better than the FX-8150(old bulldozer).
Get a cheaper case, there's a lot out there, that are pretty good ones for less, e.g corsair 300r, cooler master HAF 912, storm enforcer,etc.
But the main overpriced thing is the psu which is overkill, get a xfx 550w pro, it's more than enough.
You might even spend the extra in a better card.
Also there's cheaper monitors out there for less.
If you need an amd cpu get the FX-6300, same performance in gaming and get the 660 ti, and the asrock extreme 3, which is cheaper...you can get the 660 ti with that, and i recommend going with an ips monitor like the asus that i putted on the list.
Or an i5-3470+h77m asrock mobo, which it's even better for gaming, and cheaper(with the h77 mobo), get the space for a 660 ti or 7950, and the better monitor.
Now that I think about it, I really do like the looks of that AMD Radeon HD 7950. I talked to a guy that had one, and he says he gets 69-70 FPS on BF3 ultra! I think I am just going to stick to the AMD build you recomended, thank you SO much!