This is my first post so here it goes . Im about to order the parts to build my first computer (w/ monitor) and I was looking for some opinions on it. I want to play mostly modern games and some older ones with it such as BF3(high setting is fine, I am used to playing on Ps3 which has bad graphics), DayZ, PlanetSide 2, Minecraft, Civ5, COD, GTA IV w/ mods, and various Indie games. I might also record Bf3, DayZ, and Minecraft occasionally.
I am also a game developer, so the latest support for OpenGL is important to me .
Oh and I am looking for decent sound on the mobo and I don't care about the CD/DVD drive (I have an external usb one), I just think its kinda a standard for PCs. If you guys think it's unnecessary being I have an external one and I rarely will use it, let me know.
If you also think I don't need something or I can downgrade something (GPU) to save money based on what I am going to be using it for that would be great.
I am also willing to sacrafice some of the GPU to get an i5 (unless you guys think I should stay all AMD, I have just heard i5's are a bit better for gaming and all around stuff).
Will this setup perform well for these games? If not, can you recommend upgrades please?
Here are the Parts:
GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870 2 GB GDDR5 @ $240
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz @ $98
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD @ $88
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz @ $45
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 @ $50
HDD: Western digital caviar blue 7200 rpm, 500gb @ $58
PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500w Power Supply @ $40
Dvd Burner: Asus x24 dvd burner @ $23
Monitor: ASUS VS239H-P 23-Inch Full-HD LED IPS Monitor @ $177
Current Total: $820 (Again, the lower the better haha )