Im very green when it comes to gaming rigs so Im coming to you " The Pro's " for advice and help. Ive found a builder through a friend and this is what he's come up with so far. CPU-Intel core i5 3570k ivy bridge LGA 1155. Mother board- MSI 277-G45 1155. GPU- Saphire vaporX HD7970. PSU-XFX Pro series 1000w 80 plus plat. HD1- Samsung 840 pro series 256 GB SSD. HD2 Seagate Barracuda 1 TB. RAM- Corsair Vengeance pro 8GB( 2x4G).
I would like to play any game out there preferably on high settings ( The new Everquest Next that's coming out to be exact ) I would like to have the versatility to upgrade as newer hardware comes out. This will be a 100 % game rig maybe a little browsing now and then. My monitor is a Gateway HD 2201 ( not sure if that was needed or not) From what Ive been reading, I could reduce the PSU a little and use the savings for a better MB or maybe even CPU or am I way off ?. This is where your help and advice is needed. Ive set a budget at $1500 with a little wiggle room. Thank you in advance for your input.