Hey, so my laptop which I've been relying on for...about 2 years now for gaming is finally getting so mad at me it's shutting down in the middle of playing so I'm biting the bullet and finally building a new PC. Last year I tried to price out a pre-built but things just didn't work out for doing it and I figured I may as well just custom build one. I have built a custom PC once before like 6 years ago with lots of help picking parts, I'm still learning what goes together and what the good brands are. I mainly need a computer for gaming and lots of it, and hopefully one that'll last me a couple years because I can't afford to buy a replacement/upgrade for a while.
Budget - Trying to stay around $1500 but if going a couple hundred over makes a big difference can do
Resolution - 1080
Games / Settings Desired - Max/Ultra - 60FPS settings on BL2, TOR, WoW if that is realistic. Honestly I don't know.
Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc) - Nuttin, I just game.
Country - USA
Parts that can be reused - For the sake of this I'll say none
Do you need an OS? - Yes
Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)? No
I tried to build one based upon another thread I saw, some of these parts I made adjustments for so I could pick up locally (I got Frys nearby and so far it's only $100 difference, which shipping-wise and how soon I need it is worth it)
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JYoo
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JYoo/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.69 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($96.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($22.11 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Any help would be appreciated!