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April 7, 2013 8:54:35 PM

I'm looking to run games like far cry 3, crysis 3, and battlefield 3 at high settings with at least 30 FPS is this system going to be enough? PS I'm a console gamer who is finally trying to get into the PC scene, so any help is much appreciated.
Specs:
Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case
Optical Drive:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Item=N82E16827135204
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video Card: EVGA 03G-P4-3668-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW+ 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650-M 650W ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified ...
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
OS: Windows 7 home 64bit

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April 7, 2013 9:03:35 PM

definatly pull 30fps if you keep the anti-analising low. however consider changing them i7 to an i5-3570k and getting the gtx670 or 680 or the radeon 7950 or 7870
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April 7, 2013 9:08:38 PM

Things that I have changed --
*Power Supply since Corsair does a better job with PSUs and not fail within 2 years.
*CPU, because i5 3570 would be just enough for gaming and you wouldn't notice a difference between those two while gaming.
Graphics Card: To put the extra $100 from the CPU to here for better FPS in gaming. (especially in Farcry 3)

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case
Optical Drive:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Item=N82E16827135204
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
OS: Windows 7 home 64bit
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April 7, 2013 9:18:45 PM

looks real nice. that mobo has loads of extra features you arent using with that rig such as multiple graphics cards and special storage options. try the asrock extreme3 instead for a little more savings

EDIT:

having said this its nice to have the space for upgrades
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April 7, 2013 9:30:19 PM

asalikus said:
Things that I have changed --
*Power Supply since Corsair does a better job with PSUs and not fail within 2 years.
*CPU, because i5 3570 would be just enough for gaming and you wouldn't notice a difference between those two while gaming.
Graphics Card: To put the extra $100 from the CPU to here for better FPS in gaming. (especially in Farcry 3)

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case
Optical Drive:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Item=N82E16827135204
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
OS: Windows 7 home 64bit


^ +1

This build will TRASH the original post, because it's spending just the right amount of money where it should be spent, as opposed to throwing money into places that give no benefit.
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April 7, 2013 9:31:50 PM

asalikus said:
Things that I have changed --
*Power Supply since Corsair does a better job with PSUs and not fail within 2 years.
*CPU, because i5 3570 would be just enough for gaming and you wouldn't notice a difference between those two while gaming.
Graphics Card: To put the extra $100 from the CPU to here for better FPS in gaming. (especially in Farcry 3)

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case
Optical Drive:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Item=N82E16827135204
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
OS: Windows 7 home 64bit

Thanks for the advice, I was wondering whether or not to I needed to invest the money into an I7 or an I5, but I think your right so I went with the Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge. My question is though do I need the K version if I don't intend to overclock? Also I changed the GPU to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... let me know what you think about that one please. Thanks again.
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April 7, 2013 9:37:06 PM

no dont need k version if you dont wish to overclock. however its not a hard process and can gain about $70 of performance on top of the card for almost free
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April 7, 2013 9:38:30 PM

also the gpu with 4gb will help with high resolution textures and big maps, as well as that loading of terrain after you have been traveling fast will be quicker
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April 7, 2013 9:39:58 PM

Rugnir_Viking said:
looks real nice. that mobo has loads of extra features you arent using with that rig such as multiple graphics cards and special storage options. try the asrock extreme3 instead for a little more savings

EDIT:

having said this its nice to have the space for upgrades


Ya I originally had a bit cheaper mobo picked out, but I went with this one in case I wanted to upgrade with another GPU somewhere down the line
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April 7, 2013 9:40:50 PM

AMOOS said:
Rugnir_Viking said:
looks real nice. that mobo has loads of extra features you arent using with that rig such as multiple graphics cards and special storage options. try the asrock extreme3 instead for a little more savings

EDIT:

having said this its nice to have the space for upgrades


Ya I originally had a bit cheaper mobo picked out, but I went with this one in case I wanted to upgrade with another GPU somewhere down the line


ok well glad i edited :) 
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April 7, 2013 9:41:58 PM

If you do not wish to overclock, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and get rid of the cpu cooler if you want. why did you change the graphics card?
AMOOS said:
asalikus said:
Things that I have changed --
*Power Supply since Corsair does a better job with PSUs and not fail within 2 years.
*CPU, because i5 3570 would be just enough for gaming and you wouldn't notice a difference between those two while gaming.
Graphics Card: To put the extra $100 from the CPU to here for better FPS in gaming. (especially in Farcry 3)

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case
Optical Drive:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Item=N82E16827135204
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
OS: Windows 7 home 64bit

Thanks for the advice, I was wondering whether or not to I needed to invest the money into an I7 or an I5, but I think your right so I went with the Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge. My question is though do I need the K version if I don't intend to overclock? Also I changed the GPU to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... let me know what you think about that one please. Thanks again.

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April 7, 2013 9:44:08 PM

You are not going to notice a difference between 4GB and a 2GB card with full HD so you might as well wanna save an extra $50.
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April 7, 2013 9:45:37 PM

asalikus said:
If you do not wish to overclock, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and get rid of the cpu cooler if you want. why did you change the graphics card?
AMOOS said:
asalikus said:
Things that I have changed --
*Power Supply since Corsair does a better job with PSUs and not fail within 2 years.
*CPU, because i5 3570 would be just enough for gaming and you wouldn't notice a difference between those two while gaming.
Graphics Card: To put the extra $100 from the CPU to here for better FPS in gaming. (especially in Farcry 3)

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case
Optical Drive:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Item=N82E16827135204
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
OS: Windows 7 home 64bit

Thanks for the advice, I was wondering whether or not to I needed to invest the money into an I7 or an I5, but I think your right so I went with the Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge. My question is though do I need the K version if I don't intend to overclock? Also I changed the GPU to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... let me know what you think about that one please. Thanks again.


he changed the graphics card as it has same texture fill rate core clock etc and similar price but 4gb gddr5 as opposed to 2gb
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April 7, 2013 9:48:40 PM

10628535,0,738628 said:
If you do not wish to overclock, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and get rid of the cpu cooler if you want. why did you change the graphics card?
Actually I think I'll stick with the 3570K just so I have the option later on down the line, as for the GPU I chose it for the 4gb.

As for the CPU cooler, I live in the midwest and it can get up to 115 F during summer, so I just want to make sure it's well ventilated
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April 7, 2013 10:12:38 PM


I see, but he really doesn't have to from what I'm seeing...
Rugnir_Viking said:
asalikus said:
If you do not wish to overclock, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and get rid of the cpu cooler if you want. why did you change the graphics card?
AMOOS said:
asalikus said:
Things that I have changed --
*Power Supply since Corsair does a better job with PSUs and not fail within 2 years.
*CPU, because i5 3570 would be just enough for gaming and you wouldn't notice a difference between those two while gaming.
Graphics Card: To put the extra $100 from the CPU to here for better FPS in gaming. (especially in Farcry 3)

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case
Optical Drive:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Item=N82E16827135204
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...
OS: Windows 7 home 64bit

Thanks for the advice, I was wondering whether or not to I needed to invest the money into an I7 or an I5, but I think your right so I went with the Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge. My question is though do I need the K version if I don't intend to overclock? Also I changed the GPU to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... let me know what you think about that one please. Thanks again.


he changed the graphics card as it has same texture fill rate core clock etc and similar price but 4gb gddr5 as opposed to 2gb


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April 7, 2013 10:16:13 PM

That's a good idea I have the 212 too, it's a really good cooler, much better compared to the stock one.
AMOOS said:
10628535,0,738628 said:
If you do not wish to overclock, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and get rid of the cpu cooler if you want. why did you change the graphics card?
Actually I think I'll stick with the 3570K just so I have the option later on down the line, as for the GPU I chose it for the 4gb.

As for the CPU cooler, I live in the midwest and it can get up to 115 F during summer, so I just want to make sure it's well ventilated
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April 7, 2013 10:17:25 PM

Thanks for selecting the best answer. :) 
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