Hey, I'm looking into building a good PC so that I can play Skyrim, ARMA III, and BF3 on the highest settings 1080p Monitor. I'm not a graphics noob, but I'm tired of playing splinter cell or COD:4 with lag.(Yeah. like splinter cell from 2002. -.-) I need an upgrade. Originally I was thinking of not spending much more than $800 but what I've picked out Comes out to about $960 Maybe I chose something that I don't really need, also any compatibility issues let me know please. I don't really have a budget, but I'd like to spend around $800. I'll spend more if necessary, as I will not be buying everything at once. I'm 17 and only have a part time job lol.
Here's what I have so far:
CPU Will this be able to run BF3, Most games can't fully take advantage of the Quad core processor, but I'd like to have one for future games.
-Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz
CASE I'm dead set on this case. It looks badass, it's spacious, and hundreds of reviews say it has amazing cooling.
-COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower
Video Card This I'm not too sure about. I might need a better one to ensure maximum settings. Again I'm not too sure.
-EVGA 01G-P3-1466-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) DS SSC 1GB 256-bit
RAM- 8 gigs should be enough right?
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Motherboard Z77s are what I keep getting recommended.
-GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77
HDD This should do for now. I also have a 500GB external.
-Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AUDX 320GB IntelliPower 32MB Cache
Power Supply Idk, this I just picked because it looks cool. I have no idea if it's too much or too little for this set up.
-KINGWIN Lazer Gold Series LZG-700 700W ATX
I also read that I need a thermal compound? and does the case come with a DVD drive or do I need that as well.