I've finally decided to take the plunge into PC gaming, a thought that has been brewing in my mind for a few years or so. It's taking the place of my Playstation 3 and Xbox in the living room; It's not going to be used for anything other than gaming. Well, I may XBMC off it, but I do that on my laptop and it doesn't use much resources.
While I'd be playing quite a few different games, the majority of my time will be spent playing Battlefield 3 and I'd like to play it at Ultra settings and at 1080p and I'd like to play it at a comfortable and steady FPS.
Here's what I've settled on. Do you reckon that I'd be able to meet my needs with this set up? Any suggestions are more than welcome, but I'd like to keep the cost under 1000 dollars. Thanks in advance!
Thanks for your suggestion guys, but I have a few questions.
There's no doubt that I should go with an i5 Processor, so that's a done deal.
I see that several of you recommended the 7870 over the 660ti that I and other user chose. Would you be so kind as to explain your decision? I'm new the whole scene, and I want to understand as much as possible. Thanks again.
If you prefer nvidia card, get the 660 ti, the 7870 XT is better than any 7870/660 gtx(non ti) and a just bit slower than 660 ti/7950.
Why limit yourself to 1080p, there is better resolution options available. If you can swing them. Add a SSD drive 128gb or higher. World of difference, use a higher capacity mechanical drive for backup.
Thanks guys. I've updated the build taking into consideration everything you all have said. I was going to go with the 7870XT, but I thought I'd scoot up to the 7950 because it's in the budget. How do you think it looks now?