I've been a long time lurker and leech from toms but never made an account. No idea why but alas I'm here. Taxes are due and it's about time to get a new pc. I've been running off laptops for awhile but feel I need a stationary machine. I still have my windows 7 64bit hanging around but other the same that it's a relatively from the ground up and I would love input. I plan on wanting to run at ultra 60fps 1080p single monitor for the situation currently but I will be indulging into 3 screens later on in the year.
I intend to game (Planet side 2, Cs:s, natural selection 2, bf3, Tera, guild wars 2 as well as the elder scrolls online.) I've had mediocre rigs in the past but want to run on max out of the gate. Overclocking will be done both gfx and cpu to yeild the best results and gains.
Currently I have the parts as listed but I am open to to feedback.
Cpu - i5 3750k
MOBO- asus sabertooth z77
Gpu - Sapphire 10351SR Radeon 7970 HD 3gb 348bit gddr5
Ram - G. Skill sniper 8gb 2x4 ddr3 1866
Hdd - WD 1TB 7200RPM
Case - Roswell challenger
Dvd - Asus 24x dvd drive
PSU - Cougar Cmx 1000w 80 plus bronze certified (not entirely sure about this)
I'd say cut down on the motherboard and invest in a better case. The Sabertooth is overrated, expensive, and the thermal armor traps more heat than it prevents. Get a less expensive motherboard. You've got a $1600 budget - no need to purchase a cheap case on this build. I'm not sure about that PSU either - you don't need 1KW for a single card setup. No need for the expensive peripherals for now either - get less expensive ones and then you can get the better ones later on.
it is way under your budget without the monitor but the monitor puts you $70 over with my build
this thing can hit 5.0GHz with not much issue if you get some noctua fans
the reasoning for the 500gb ssd is because I hate small drives and I only get 500gb ANYTHING or higher, idc about speed on drives that much but since most people here jizz over them I usually include a retarded huge ssd
g-unit why are you always copy-pasting that same build all the time? Also the Sabertooth is a really nice motherboard, it has more panel ports and PCIe slots and it looks much nicer, has 2 more years of warranty, has less of a DOA rate and ASUS has better customer service. Plus AsRock steals peoples art and ideas and uses it for themselves, and I do not support a company like that. Also the thermal armor and extra fans it comes with may be a little gimmicky but they do not trap in heat, that is ridiculous.
They stole art from deviantart users and didn't credit them or anything and used it for their products. The Extreme4 has a very high DOA rate, look at some reviews. The Sabertooth is only $50 more, however is built to last longer, and looks more aesthetically pleasing.