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June 14, 2013 3:40:15 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16s78

i7 3770k
Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler
Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Probably looks like an absolute noob and amateur build, but looking for suggestions on where to optimize or improve. Budget most likely around $1000 to $1500.
What fps can i expect on highest settings in top end games?

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June 14, 2013 4:02:25 PM

I would personally recommend a SSD, they really are worth the money IMO. Also the HAF 912 has no USB 3.0 support so maybe go for the 922 to make use of the 3.0 header on the motherboard.
You might also be able to squeeze in a GTX 770 and still fall into your budget.
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June 14, 2013 5:25:56 PM

jay_d said:
I would personally recommend a SSD, they really are worth the money IMO. Also the HAF 912 has no USB 3.0 support so maybe go for the 922 to make use of the 3.0 header on the motherboard.
You might also be able to squeeze in a GTX 770 and still fall into your budget.



thanks for the info. If I were to cut costs, where would be the best area to cut at?
I heard that the gtx 770 is better than the 670.
Will this pc be future proof, by that i mean able to be upgraded at any time.
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June 14, 2013 6:48:08 PM

As far as being future proof you should be good. You could add more RAM easily if needed, the CPU is a good one and with some overclocking should be good for quite a while, and with that PSU you should be fine to add another GPU if you decide to try SLI. If you wanted to go a step further you could go for Haswell but that will eat into your budget.

As far as cutting cost the only thing I would do, and some will disagree, is change the motherboard for either the Asus P8Z77-V pro or even the P8Z77-V.
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