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**PROFESSIONAL HELP** 1st gaming pc build

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July 24, 2013 12:00:01 AM

I would like all of your opinions on this gaming build I intend to have in a couple of months
GAMING PC BUILD

Processor - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo):

GPU - GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB :
RAM - Corsair Xms3 8gb (2 x 4gb) :

MOBO - ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77 :

HDD - Western Digital Blue 500 GB :


DVD - Asus 24xDvd :

Case - GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower

PSU - Cooler Master eXtreme Power plus series 500W
a b 4 Gaming
July 24, 2013 12:05:29 AM

If you're planning on having a single hard disk as your only storage device I highly recommend that you get a Caviar Black rather than a Caviar Blue.
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July 24, 2013 12:05:56 AM

Seems pretty good, though the performance of the 760 is a bit better than the 7950, at a cheaper price. Not a fan of Nvidia myself (I will never again buy one, due to past experiences), but if you have no qualms with Nvidia, I'd say go for one of those instead.
I'd suggest a PSU with a higher wattage myself, in case you decide to OC at some point. I have a similar build, and I have a 750w PSU.
I second going for a Caviar black instead of blue (apparently I can't read >.> I though it said black), or just grab an SSD for boot.
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July 24, 2013 1:31:08 AM

The only thing I would change would be the PSU. Stay away from Cooler Master PSU's if at all possible. I have a Sapphire HD 7950 in one of my rigs well actually a Crossfire setup and they are really very good GPU's not to say my GTX 670 SLI setup is bad it is not. But at least on my rigs all of which are Eyefinity/Surround setup AMD/ATI is miles ahead in that area. Off subject I know and it is not something most people even use I just prefer AMD/ATI.
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July 24, 2013 3:02:39 AM

This build should be better and would cost almost the same :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $707.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-24 06:02 EDT-0400)

I am sure you would like it.

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