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April 26, 2013 5:16:19 PM

Hi, I have been coming up with a new gaming rig and was told to come here and ask you guys what you think.

At the moment I'm looking at:

CPU:
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Mobo:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Hard Drives:
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
and
Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
(I should note that I'm not interested in a SSD larger than this; I just want to install the OS on it mainly)

GPU:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card
OR
A Radeon HD 7950, not sure as to what I'll end up getting.

Case:
Corsair C70 Arctic White (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

PSU:
Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

(I have a link with this on it: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TfDh)


I plan on using this mainly to play games like Bioshock Infinite, Battlefield 3, Skyrim etc.

Any and all advice is welcome, and if you guys got any suggestions to replace or supplement what I have, please let me know! Also, if you think I can save money on something comparable feel free to suggest something!

Thanks :D 

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April 26, 2013 5:19:11 PM

Awesome build, nicely done. I would get a Corsair HX650 instead. It's better quality but the Rosewill is pretty good. I would get a 7950 and OC it to 7970 speeds depending on the price difference. Also some/a lot of 7970s have locked voltages which limits OCing, not sure about the 7950s.

Hope this helps,
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April 26, 2013 5:34:03 PM

As it turns out, the corsair looks like it'll be cheaper than the Rosewill, so thanks for pointing that out! As for OCing the 7950 and 7970s I'll have to look around about that, thanks for the tip!
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April 26, 2013 6:58:54 PM

Real good build. I would go with the 7970.
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April 29, 2013 8:47:16 AM
April 29, 2013 9:00:06 AM

For some reason those links don't work D: They all redirect to the newegg homepage for some reason
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April 29, 2013 9:49:31 AM

twistedtoaster said:
For some reason those links don't work D: They all redirect to the newegg homepage for some reason


They do too! Whoops :p  let me find them for you, sorry :D 
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April 29, 2013 9:52:32 AM
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April 29, 2013 2:57:45 PM

Dude that PSU is complete trash. Get a Corsair CX 500 V2 if you have a low budget.
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April 29, 2013 7:08:47 PM

completelyrandomname said:
Dude that PSU is complete trash. Get a Corsair CX 500 V2 if you have a low budget.


Yes I am sorry, I had posted up the wrong link, the corsair cx 500 v2 is a great psu for the price. It should still be in ur budget, maybe a bit more (but not much)
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