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June 16, 2013 2:30:33 PM

Hi guys,

I'd like to buy a gaming PC for my brother who recently passed his exams.

Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget: 1,500 USD (approx. 30,000 CZK)
System Usage: gaming (only)
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: PCPartPicker
Country: Czech Republic (Europe)
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, nVidia GPU, solid and durable mobo
Overclocking: maybe (minimal)
SLI or Crossfire: no

Here's my initial list of parts:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Mobo: MSI Z77 MPOWER
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti DC2T
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB DDR3-1600
PSU: SeaSonic G 550W
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B5ST
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

Ideally, the PC should endure heavy gaming (~12 hours/day) while staying reasonably cool and quiet. Please note that some parts available on PCPartPicker might not be available in my country (Czech Republic).

Thank you in advance.

Regards,
SeventhDawn

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June 16, 2013 3:10:21 PM

Hi SeventhDawn!

Nice build in my opinion, but two questions:
- how much does the GTX660 Ti cost over there? It's a nice card, but in a gaming rig, the most money should be spent on an awesome graphics card imo. Is the rig you listed really 1500 USD? If it's not and you want to spend more money, you can always spend it on an even better GPU.
- why the i5-3470? If you want to overclock, you should buy a K-series CPU, like the i5-3570K. Especially when you buy a Z77 mobo and the awesome hyper 212 evo cooler.

Your brother will be very happy I think!
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June 16, 2013 3:57:57 PM

Tell us the website from where you buy the parts
Prices are very different

This build is a bit overpowered... You could build cheaper and still mantain the same performance...
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($178.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($152.95 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1379.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-16 18:56 EDT-0400)





Cheaper option with the same performance
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1063.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-16 19:03 EDT-0400)
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June 16, 2013 10:19:07 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
Tell us the website from where you buy the parts
Prices are very differthe

Gfdent

This build is a bit overpowered... You could build cheaper and still mantain the same performance...
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($178.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($152.95 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1379.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-16 18:56 EDT-0400)





Cheaper option with the same performance
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1063.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-16 19:03 EDT-0400)


The second one does not have the same performance, because you forgot the SSD! Booting and loading times vastly improve with an SSD.
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June 17, 2013 1:24:49 AM

Gaming performance
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June 17, 2013 2:36:04 AM

Marcopolo123 said:
Gaming performance


Like I said:

ThirtyOne34 said:

The second one does not have the same performance, because you forgot the SSD! Booting and loading times vastly improve with an SSD.

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June 17, 2013 2:56:09 AM

gaming performance= fps
but i must agree a ssd is a nice extra
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June 17, 2013 3:03:52 AM

Marcopolo123 said:
gaming performance= fps
but i must agree a ssd is a nice extra


FPS is imo a part of the gaming performance. It is the main performance during gameplay, but when you play a game, you also load maps, models, textures, etc... And then an SSD is upgrading your gaming performance, because your loading times decrease.

But I know what you mean now ;-)
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June 17, 2013 3:09:29 AM

wow i truly underestimated a ssd lol nice
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June 17, 2013 3:59:42 AM

Hi ThirtyOne34 and Marcopolo123, thanks for your ideas and suggestions!

The actual website to check parts in my country is Heureka.cz but it's in Czech language, this is why I tried to use PCPartPicker for easier reference. I forgot to mention Win7 Home Premium OEM, but I don't count it in my budget anyway.

My initial build costs ~27,000 CZK which is around 1,400 USD so there's still some budget left. ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5 costs ~400 USD here.

@ThirtyOne34 - I agree with your points, better GPU sounds good, which one would you suggest? I was thinking about ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 which costs ~470 USD here.

Regarding CPU, well I have no experience in overclocking so far, but I've read some guides. Intel Core i5-3470 costs ~230 USD here, Intel Core i5-4670K costs ~285 USD so I guess it's worth the extra money.

The reason why I chose MSI Z77 MPOWER is because I want this PC to last at least 4 years with future component upgrades in mind.

@Marcopolo123 - I see that you suggest getting not-so-expensive mobo, less memory (8 vs. 16), SSD drive and better GPU. MSI Z77 MPower costs ~230 USD whereas Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H is ~210 USD so there's no significant difference there. Less memory - I agree with that, maybe 16 is an overkill for now. SSD drive - the prices are still high compared to capacity so I prefer to go with HDD for now. Better GPU - I agree, the one you mentioned (ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5) costs ~510 USD here, which quite expensive compared to ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5.

Thanks again for your suggestions, guys! Let me know what you think.
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June 17, 2013 4:19:56 AM

seventhdawn said:
Hi ThirtyOne34 and Marcopolo123, thanks for your ideas and suggestions!

The actual website to check parts in my country is Heureka.cz but it's in Czech language, this is why I tried to use PCPartPicker for easier reference. I forgot to mention Win7 Home Premium OEM, but I don't count it in my budget anyway.

My initial build costs ~27,000 CZK which is around 1,400 USD so there's still some budget left. ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5 costs ~400 USD here.

@ThirtyOne34 - I agree with your points, better GPU sounds good, which one would you suggest? I was thinking about ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 which costs ~470 USD here.

Regarding CPU, well I have no experience in overclocking so far, but I've read some guides. Intel Core i5-3470 costs ~230 USD here, Intel Core i5-4670K costs ~285 USD so I guess it's worth the extra money.

The reason why I chose MSI Z77 MPOWER is because I want this PC to last at least 4 years with future component upgrades in mind.

@Marcopolo123 - I see that you suggest getting not-so-expensive mobo, less memory (8 vs. 16), SSD drive and better GPU. MSI Z77 MPower costs ~230 USD whereas Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H is ~210 USD so there's no significant difference there. Less memory - I agree with that, maybe 16 is an overkill for now. SSD drive - the prices are still high compared to capacity so I prefer to go with HDD for now. Better GPU - I agree, the one you mentioned (ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5) costs ~510 USD here, which quite expensive compared to ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5.

Thanks again for your suggestions, guys! Let me know what you think.


About the GPU:
The GTX770 costs about 410 EUR over here, so that's why I was thinking of upgrading the GPU. The GTX770 has the same chip as the GTX680 (flagship of 6xx series), but is stock overlocked and has some upgrades. Over here, it costs even less than the GTX680, so the GTX770 is a great deal here. (I bought the EVGA GTX770 SC w/ ACX cooler, it's supposed to be the fastest 2GB GTX770 at the moment).
If the GTX670 is a better deal for you, you should check some benchmarks and reviews online about the GTX660 vs GTX670 to decide if the GTX670 is worth the extra money.

About the CPU:
The i5-4670K is a latest generation Haswell CPU. That's nice, consumes much less power than Ivy Bridge, but has little performance improvement over last year's Ivy Bridge. Over here, the i5-3570K is much less expensive than the i5-4670K, so I went with that CPU myself.
If this article is correct, the 4670K consumes even more power than the 3570K and the latter one is easier to overclock.
http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/579/Intel_Core_i5_i5-3...

Note: If you want to keep the motherboard you'd chosen, you should choose the i5-3570K, because the i5-4670K is made for another socket and wouldn't fit on that motherboard.

About Marcopolo123:
I agree with him you only need 8GB RAM if it's for gaming only. For gaming, my 8GB is more than enough. I also run several virtual machines and develop for Android with emulators and stuff, so I want to buy another 8GB for those purposes.

About the SSD:
In my experience, an SSD is a huge upgrade to any PC. For gaming and for other purposes. Everything loads faster. I know the prices are high, but I use an 128GB SSD for running Windows, my most used applications and my most played games. I put everything else on an HDD. But obviously, you can wait a little longer for prices on SSDs to come down.

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June 17, 2013 9:05:11 AM

ThirtyOne34 said:
seventhdawn said:
Hi ThirtyOne34 and Marcopolo123, thanks for your ideas and suggestions!

The actual website to check parts in my country is Heureka.cz but it's in Czech language, this is why I tried to use PCPartPicker for easier reference. I forgot to mention Win7 Home Premium OEM, but I don't count it in my budget anyway.

My initial build costs ~27,000 CZK which is around 1,400 USD so there's still some budget left. ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5 costs ~400 USD here.

@ThirtyOne34 - I agree with your points, better GPU sounds good, which one would you suggest? I was thinking about ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 which costs ~470 USD here.

Regarding CPU, well I have no experience in overclocking so far, but I've read some guides. Intel Core i5-3470 costs ~230 USD here, Intel Core i5-4670K costs ~285 USD so I guess it's worth the extra money.

The reason why I chose MSI Z77 MPOWER is because I want this PC to last at least 4 years with future component upgrades in mind.

@Marcopolo123 - I see that you suggest getting not-so-expensive mobo, less memory (8 vs. 16), SSD drive and better GPU. MSI Z77 MPower costs ~230 USD whereas Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H is ~210 USD so there's no significant difference there. Less memory - I agree with that, maybe 16 is an overkill for now. SSD drive - the prices are still high compared to capacity so I prefer to go with HDD for now. Better GPU - I agree, the one you mentioned (ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5) costs ~510 USD here, which quite expensive compared to ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5.

Thanks again for your suggestions, guys! Let me know what you think.


About the GPU:
The GTX770 costs about 410 EUR over here, so that's why I was thinking of upgrading the GPU. The GTX770 has the same chip as the GTX680 (flagship of 6xx series), but is stock overlocked and has some upgrades. Over here, it costs even less than the GTX680, so the GTX770 is a great deal here. (I bought the EVGA GTX770 SC w/ ACX cooler, it's supposed to be the fastest 2GB GTX770 at the moment).
If the GTX670 is a better deal for you, you should check some benchmarks and reviews online about the GTX660 vs GTX670 to decide if the GTX670 is worth the extra money.

About the CPU:
The i5-4670K is a latest generation Haswell CPU. That's nice, consumes much less power than Ivy Bridge, but has little performance improvement over last year's Ivy Bridge. Over here, the i5-3570K is much less expensive than the i5-4670K, so I went with that CPU myself.
If this article is correct, the 4670K consumes even more power than the 3570K and the latter one is easier to overclock.
http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/579/Intel_Core_i5_i5-3...

Note: If you want to keep the motherboard you'd chosen, you should choose the i5-3570K, because the i5-4670K is made for another socket and wouldn't fit on that motherboard.

About Marcopolo123:
I agree with him you only need 8GB RAM if it's for gaming only. For gaming, my 8GB is more than enough. I also run several virtual machines and develop for Android with emulators and stuff, so I want to buy another 8GB for those purposes.

About the SSD:
In my experience, an SSD is a huge upgrade to any PC. For gaming and for other purposes. Everything loads faster. I know the prices are high, but I use an 128GB SSD for running Windows, my most used applications and my most played games. I put everything else on an HDD. But obviously, you can wait a little longer for prices on SSDs to come down.



Hi ThirtyOne34,

here, EVGA GTX770 costs ~430 EUR which is ~570 USD. Other options are ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 for ~510 USD or Gigabyte GV-N770OC-2GD for ~500 USD - what do you think about these? You're right that GTX680's are more expensive than GTX770's even here.

GTX660Ti vs GTX670 comparison - this post says GTX670 is slightly better, I think GTX670 has higher throughput (bus width), not sure how it affects actual gaming performance though.

Thanks for explaining i5-4670K vs i5-3570K, yeah I'd like to keep MSI Z77 MPOWER mobo so I should go with i5-3570K.

For memory, I'll get 8GB and save some money for other parts like GPU. For SSD, maybe I'll throw in one if there's something left in my final budget.

I'm posting my updated build:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Mobo: MSI Z77 MPOWER
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 770
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3-1600
PSU: SeaSonic G 550W
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B5ST
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

By the way, is 550W PSU enough for GTX770?

Thanks!
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June 18, 2013 1:30:45 AM

seventhdawn said:
ThirtyOne34 said:
seventhdawn said:
Hi ThirtyOne34 and Marcopolo123, thanks for your ideas and suggestions!

The actual website to check parts in my country is Heureka.cz but it's in Czech language, this is why I tried to use PCPartPicker for easier reference. I forgot to mention Win7 Home Premium OEM, but I don't count it in my budget anyway.

My initial build costs ~27,000 CZK which is around 1,400 USD so there's still some budget left. ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5 costs ~400 USD here.

@ThirtyOne34 - I agree with your points, better GPU sounds good, which one would you suggest? I was thinking about ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 which costs ~470 USD here.

Regarding CPU, well I have no experience in overclocking so far, but I've read some guides. Intel Core i5-3470 costs ~230 USD here, Intel Core i5-4670K costs ~285 USD so I guess it's worth the extra money.

The reason why I chose MSI Z77 MPOWER is because I want this PC to last at least 4 years with future component upgrades in mind.

@Marcopolo123 - I see that you suggest getting not-so-expensive mobo, less memory (8 vs. 16), SSD drive and better GPU. MSI Z77 MPower costs ~230 USD whereas Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H is ~210 USD so there's no significant difference there. Less memory - I agree with that, maybe 16 is an overkill for now. SSD drive - the prices are still high compared to capacity so I prefer to go with HDD for now. Better GPU - I agree, the one you mentioned (ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5) costs ~510 USD here, which quite expensive compared to ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5.

Thanks again for your suggestions, guys! Let me know what you think.


About the GPU:
The GTX770 costs about 410 EUR over here, so that's why I was thinking of upgrading the GPU. The GTX770 has the same chip as the GTX680 (flagship of 6xx series), but is stock overlocked and has some upgrades. Over here, it costs even less than the GTX680, so the GTX770 is a great deal here. (I bought the EVGA GTX770 SC w/ ACX cooler, it's supposed to be the fastest 2GB GTX770 at the moment).
If the GTX670 is a better deal for you, you should check some benchmarks and reviews online about the GTX660 vs GTX670 to decide if the GTX670 is worth the extra money.

About the CPU:
The i5-4670K is a latest generation Haswell CPU. That's nice, consumes much less power than Ivy Bridge, but has little performance improvement over last year's Ivy Bridge. Over here, the i5-3570K is much less expensive than the i5-4670K, so I went with that CPU myself.
If this article is correct, the 4670K consumes even more power than the 3570K and the latter one is easier to overclock.
http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/579/Intel_Core_i5_i5-3...

Note: If you want to keep the motherboard you'd chosen, you should choose the i5-3570K, because the i5-4670K is made for another socket and wouldn't fit on that motherboard.

About Marcopolo123:
I agree with him you only need 8GB RAM if it's for gaming only. For gaming, my 8GB is more than enough. I also run several virtual machines and develop for Android with emulators and stuff, so I want to buy another 8GB for those purposes.

About the SSD:
In my experience, an SSD is a huge upgrade to any PC. For gaming and for other purposes. Everything loads faster. I know the prices are high, but I use an 128GB SSD for running Windows, my most used applications and my most played games. I put everything else on an HDD. But obviously, you can wait a little longer for prices on SSDs to come down.



Hi ThirtyOne34,

here, EVGA GTX770 costs ~430 EUR which is ~570 USD. Other options are ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 for ~510 USD or Gigabyte GV-N770OC-2GD for ~500 USD - what do you think about these? You're right that GTX680's are more expensive than GTX770's even here.

GTX660Ti vs GTX670 comparison - this post says GTX670 is slightly better, I think GTX670 has higher throughput (bus width), not sure how it affects actual gaming performance though.

Thanks for explaining i5-4670K vs i5-3570K, yeah I'd like to keep MSI Z77 MPOWER mobo so I should go with i5-3570K.

For memory, I'll get 8GB and save some money for other parts like GPU. For SSD, maybe I'll throw in one if there's something left in my final budget.

I'm posting my updated build:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Mobo: MSI Z77 MPOWER
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 770
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3-1600
PSU: SeaSonic G 550W
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B5ST
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

By the way, is 550W PSU enough for GTX770?

Thanks!


Hi seventhdawn

Hmm, I don't think the EVGA GTX770 is worth the extra 60 USD over the Asus GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5. (Especially not if it's not the EVGA GTX770 SC (superclocked) w/ ACX cooler). I didn't know myself which one to choose, but I chose the EVGA SC because I found a shop where it was priced almost the same as the Asus DC2 and it's a little bit higher clocked. I don't know anything about the Gigabyte card, so I won't give my opinion on it.

Well, after reading the thread you linked, I think the GTX670 is not worth a lot more than the GTX660 Ti, so I would buy it only if the price difference isn't too great.

Good choice! I've got the 3570K too, in combination with the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO cooler.

I've got 8GB of memory too. You can always add memory in the future. It even gets cheaper and cheaper.

Your updated build looks awesome in my opinion, by the way ;-)
About the PSU: On these forums, people told me 550W should be fine for the GTX770, when I look on the box of my EVGA GTX770 SC though, it says that a 600W PSU is the minimum. I got a 650W PSU myself. I don't know what the specs/box of the Asus card says. A Seasonic is an awesome PSU brand though. I got a Corsair HX650 80+ Gold, which uses Seasonic internals.
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June 23, 2013 8:31:11 AM

Hello ThirtyOne34!

Thanks again for your help and advice, I've just ordered all parts today. Here's the full list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Mobo: MSI Z77 MPOWER
GPU: ASUS GTX770 DC2OC
Memory: CRUCIAL Ballistix Tactical 2x4GB 1600MHz CL8
PSU: Seasonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B5ST
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

I took SSD over HDD and 650W PSU over 550W PSU. The price of EVGA GTX770 SC is much higher than ASUS GTX770 DC2OC so I went with ASUS GPU. I blew my budget a bit, but who cares, I'm really looking forward to do some gaming myself on weekends :-)

All the best!
SeventhDawn
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June 25, 2013 2:00:15 AM

seventhdawn said:
Hello ThirtyOne34!

Thanks again for your help and advice, I've just ordered all parts today. Here's the full list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Mobo: MSI Z77 MPOWER
GPU: ASUS GTX770 DC2OC
Memory: CRUCIAL Ballistix Tactical 2x4GB 1600MHz CL8
PSU: Seasonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B5ST
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

I took SSD over HDD and 650W PSU over 550W PSU. The price of EVGA GTX770 SC is much higher than ASUS GTX770 DC2OC so I went with ASUS GPU. I blew my budget a bit, but who cares, I'm really looking forward to do some gaming myself on weekends :-)

All the best!
SeventhDawn


Awesome! I love your build!
Have fun with this awesome PC! (Your brother will be happy ;-) )

All the best to you too!
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