Hi all. After many weeks of research and price watching, I have finally gotten all of my parts together. I'm coming from an overclocked q6600 and Radeon 5850. Both were solid performers but were definitely starting to show their age.
This new build is a beast. With the overclock, I average about 80 FPS in BF3 and 80 FPS in Arma 2 (DayZ) at max settings in 1920x1080. Temps average from 27C to around 68C. They only get to 80C when first starting stress tests then they drop. I love the 500r. I think it looks good and it was super easy to build with. I plan on getting another 670 when I feel it is needed. Hopefully prices don't fluctuate too much.
Please leave any comments or suggestions! This site was a huge help when I was looking for parts and trying to figure out the best price vs performance options. Before anyone yells at me for having 16 GB of RAM, I know only 8 is needed for gaming and that's what I had at first but I mistakenly bought a single DIMM and since 2 channels is faster than 1 I figured I might as well just get another. Thanks for looking!
Also, sorry for the crappy quality pics. My phone is the only camera I own :/