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First build gaming pc, double check the specs?

Last response: in Video Games
August 13, 2013 1:58:36 PM

This pc is my first build and am hopping that when all is said and done i have quite a powerful rig, I do have a few questions. First question; are the parts I have selected compatible with each other and will they get me a pc that will run watch dogs and such on ultra?

GPU:SAPPHIRE 100352-3L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

CPU:Intel Core i7-3770

Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Board

Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W PSU
OR NZXT HALE90-750-M 750W Modular (is this sufficient for what my rig need and what is the benefit/con of having 750W power supply?)

SSD: Kingston 120 GB HyperX 3K SSD

HDD: Toshiba 7200RPM 1TB HDD

Optical Drive: Samsung Optical Drive

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R
OR Graphite Series 600T (benefits of having a full vs a mid sized case?)

Cooler: NZXT Respire T40 Cooler (is this sufficient to keep my components running nice and cool?)

I do not plan on overclocking, and I was planning on getting the parts and assembling this sucker within the next month or so. Any input or feedback would be awesome.

August 13, 2013 2:07:11 PM

I would get a 3570k and then get a more powerful GPU like the GTX 770 or the GTX 680. As the 3570k is more than enough for games, you will get a bigger advantage from, a better GPU.

The 650w power supply will be fine but if you want more room for upgrades get the 750w.

The advantage of a bigger case is more room for water-cooling, fans, radiators and such.

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August 13, 2013 2:18:15 PM

PSU: SeaSonic USA
GPU: Sapphire 7970 , on sale at newegg for USD $309
If you cannot add that in to your budget, you could downgrade to an Extreme4 MOBO.

As for memory, you can get faster 1600Mhz kits.

Just get a mid-tower case.