Chose a z77 board and a smallish CPU cooler to allow overclocking.
The 3470 can be pushed up to 4.0ghz using the max turbo multiplier.
The CNPSX5 can work fine for a small overclock like this.
The z77 also gives you the ability to use Intel SRT to cache your HDD if you buy a SSD later on.
The 7870 will be more than capable for 1280x1024 Ultra gameplay.
Newegg is the vendor for all parts
Here is a AMD version
It uses a weaker CPU but it can overclock to about 4.5ghz so I paired it with a stronger CPU cooler. It will prefrom weaker than the Intel i5 3470 but I paired it with a factory OC 7870 which also has a better cooler.
If I choose not to overclock would I save money and I'm not all in to win 8 heard in the new os they have a lot of security features to make it a pain for noobies to upgrade don't and I'm not even sure how or what the benignit of overclocking is
yea im going to pick ur build was wondering is there any other items i have to get for the build was going to get a anti static band but what about cables adapters when i watched newegg how to build a pc vids the wires for the front usb power ect cables looked confusing would u suggest nothing or should i buy something else
The cables should all work fine together
The case may come with some cable ties already to do some cable management (bundle wire together and hold them off to the side or behind motherboard tray) but to be safe you can get some first. The asrock board might have some front panel q adapter (you plug all the ites into adapter and then plug adapter onto motherbaord so its easier) so you can use those. Be sure to read the installation manual to plug everything into the right place an have fun
Well if the other players believe there to be a memory leak in the game you might want to consider more ram then. You can always buy 2 sets of ram e.g. 2 sets of 2x4gb for 16GB total. Buy one first and see how it goes and it you need more ram, grab the other set. The price of a 16GB set is pretty much the same as 2 8gb sets.