I've already put out an old thread on this, but alas, it has been closed on my account. I have made a revised list of PC parts that I would like to use in my gaming build I hope to complete by the end of this year. I am specifically designing this build for Crysis 3, Arma 3 and Planetside 2... I am NOT going to be using any old or second-hand parts and I'd perfer it if they were all up to date... My max budget is $4000 NZD. I'd really appreciate any opinions or advice on this as I want it to be as good as I can make it. Thanks!
- Black Matrix
P.S. This is my product list... If I can, I want to throw in a couple of ROG Matrix II GPUs in there in replacement of the 7970s.
Overall great build, but you do not need an i7 3770k. Get the i5 3570k for less since games do not take advantage of the hyperthreads in the i7. You do not need 16GB of RAM at the moment as even Crysis 3 doesn't take up 8GB. Get 8GB and add on more later when you need it. Lastly, that Power Supply isn't reliable. Get a power supply from Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec. Use the money saved for a better CPU cooler and/or case.
If it's only gaming, don't get the i7. i5 is fine for $200 less. If you want better overclocking, try the Noctua NH-D14. It's $80 but it'll be a lot better than the EVO for high overclocks. 16gb ram is overkill for gaming, 8gb is plenty enough. Never heard of FSP Group, so I can't say much on the PSU. Get some other people's opinions on it.
http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/EHOZ This build will be better for you. Since your budget is $1000 more, you can get a better case, more SSD, better motherboard (if you plan on doing heavier overclocking past 4.5 GHz). I feel this is a good starting point.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EIdK This equates to around $3700, the reason its more expensive than yours is I throw in an Asus 1440p monitor, and seriously, once you game at 1440p you won't be playing at 1080p again. I don't know whether you already have a monitor or not but without the monitor it is around 3k NZD. If you want, but a TITAN and show off!
Firstly, I'd like to thank you all for replying so fast. It is extremely helpful to me, with my busy schedule and things.
Secondly, I have changed to an i5 3570k, Noctua NH-D14 (looks like an absolute beast), an Asus monitor and an Antec PSU. This is my new list:
Get the titan haha. But since ypu are playing in single monitor get the 7970 but of you like physx then get the nvidia there is not much different in fps in the two of them. You cant go wrong for another 2-3years if you sli/crossfire either of those card