My birthday is coming up fairly soon, and my brother has been asking about if I still want to get a gaming PC. I want it to be powerful enough that it will be my main gaming platform for a while. As of now, I think being able to play Planetside 2 at a good frame rate would be a good goal (as that is one of the games that has really caught my attention) (high settings and such don't matter that much to me). These benchmarks
make it look like the Radeon HD 7770 would be a good and relatively cheap card, seeing as it can run so many games on higher settings and a resolution higher than my monitor (1680x1050) at a good frame rate.
I was thinking this build
would work well, but I don't know for sure. Criticism and suggestions would be appreciated greatly. (The total is over $500 because it includes the operating system, the $500 in the title is for the build alone, not the operating system, mouse, keyboard, etc.)