GamerGround First gaming build in a long time!

11/30/12 5:47 AM
Posts: 220
Hey guys, last time i probably built a computer was socket 775 and DDR400... I have gotten some extra cash and have decided its a great time to get back in to computer gaming (battle field 3, far cry 3 being two reasons).. Anyways my budget is around 1200 canadian. this is what i have come up with so far (i dont need a OS or mobo keyboard)

ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard-149.99

Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost)- 189.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)-39.99

EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -449.99

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -69.99

SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model-18.99

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply-109.99

APEVIA X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-SS Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case- 44.99

any recommendations? i know the 4gb may be a bit much but i want to make sure if any of the games coming out push that 2gb i can handle it for a little while
Edited: 11/30/12 4:21 PM
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The i5 3570k is cheaper than what you posted all over the USA, and much better. The case, while i havn't looked at heat reviews etc for it, looks like your throwing a 450$ video card inside a toaster to see what happens, not to mention these gpus are the size of a few tablets stacked on top of eachother, so the more room the merrier when it comes to heat and cable management.

Solid state drive is a must have for operating system install and game installs. USB 3.0 is also fucking clutch, transfers that used to take hours take a few minutes.

4GB on the GPU is definitely overkill.