I'm hoping to make this in the near future, and I'm just trying to make sure that I'm getting the absolute best quality/value ratio.
This setup would be hooked into my living room 1080p system, so ideally it would play games like these in 1080p with the highest settings:
TES V: Skyrim w/ mods
Fallout 4 (Someday!!!)
Star Citizen (or other games using CryEngine 3)
Unity 4 engine games (specifically thinking of Starry Expanse, whenever that's ready)
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oue0
- CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
- CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
- Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
- Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.95 @ B&H)
- Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($409.66 @ NCIX US)
- Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
- Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
- Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.99 @ CompUSA)
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The thought is that this setup would be almost top-notch for the next 2-3 years, at which point I'd throw in a second 7970 GHz Edition to give it a substantial boost. I'm not afraid to dabble in some overclocking either, hence the more robust liquid CPU cooler.
Thoughts? Any suggestions on how to eek out more performance for a small price?