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New Gaming Build, Need Advise

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April 2, 2013 12:52:23 PM

Hello, I decided to buy a new gaming pc and after doing a long research, this is what i have

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 1500€ i will buy it on a store so there is no shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming on Ultra

Are you buying a monitor: No, already got one

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits

Preferred Website for Parts: www.info-coste.com

Location: Spain

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, Nvidia SLI ( I had a bad experience with an AMD)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Why Are You Upgrading: I have 2 laptops but now i want a desktop pc for gaming

Part List:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: none
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe
Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 660 Ti OC 2GB
Case: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced USB 3.0 Edition
PSU: Nox Urano 650w
Optical Drive: LG SATA
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB

About this specs i have a few questions

-First of all, I don't know if the MOBO V-Deluxe is a bit excesive comparing it with the V-PRO. The V-Deluxe has better sound and wifi but i don't know if it's worth +40€ or if it would be too much for what i look for.
-Do you think the case fits this build? I have 2 cases in mind, this CM or a Corsair 500R wich is +40€, ( the store doesn't have more options).
-The PSU is very cheap (45€) and powerfull but it doesn't have 80 plus and it isn't modular. In the reviews people say that it is ok but i don't know if it work for gaming 24/7/365
-Do i really need a CPU cooler or the cooling system of the case will be enough?

Also I want to your opinion about the build and if you think some parts are unnecesary or incompatible

Thanks a lot!

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April 2, 2013 1:04:03 PM

I would definitely scrap that psu. Id go with something name brand. Corsair, seasonic, etc. But people also call me a brand whore so..... and also, this is also just my opinion and preference, id get a 3570k instead and upgrade to a gtx670 ftw. My buddy has a 3570k and he can really do just about aanything he wants with it, including music recording, photo/video editing, all kinds of fun stuff. But really in my opinion this build is solid. Im unsure about that psu though. Never even heard of the company. Theres a corsair tx650 thats only like ~$80 american. Dont know what that converts to on your end.
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April 2, 2013 1:07:58 PM

And you really only need an aftermarket cooler if youre gonna oc the cpu. But just to be safe, the coolermaster hyper 212 evo is very cheap and very highly regarded. Check it out.


Edited to fix spelling. Phone murders things sometimes.
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April 2, 2013 1:18:18 PM

One more note haha, if you plan to sli, youll want a bit more power in your psu. Like 800 or 850 watts. If the psu. Goes bad it can take all the other parts with it. It would suck to waste all that money.
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April 2, 2013 1:55:51 PM

Agree with 3570K if you are trying to save cash and this is mainly gaming (3770K won't hurt tho). Put money into faster GPU.

Better to get the CPU cooler now than try and add it down the road.

You can definitely drop down to a lower level mobo since you are not going wild with three-way GPUs or top end overclocks. You would be OK with an ASRock Extreme4 or ASUS -LK model even.

Definitely name brand 750W-850W PSU for SLI.

No need for more than 8GB ram, but 16 doesn't hurt if you have money to spare.

As always if this is primarily for gaming, I'd drop the HDD and get a 250GB SSD for boot and games.
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April 2, 2013 2:34:47 PM

Agree with the mobo. I have an asrock extreme3 and it works beautifully. Assuming the extreme4 is of the same quality, its a good choice.
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