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August 16, 2013 8:00:53 PM

Currently building my second rig, still in need of more expert opinions as i goofed the first time and got a non overclockable mobo. This is for gaming mostly, is this a decent rig to play most games and future games relatively on atleast a constant 30fps atleast?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sQKC


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1061.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 22:58 EDT-0400)

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August 16, 2013 8:11:17 PM

I'd recommend a different SSD; get the 840 PRO or 840 EVO. The vanilla 840 was dinged hard for poor performance by HardOCP in their review of it.
Also, if you get a Corsair CX, make sure it is a modular one. They're all made by CWT, but the non-modular ones use some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and are known for early failure. I would not use on in a gamer.
Your other parts look decent.
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August 16, 2013 8:11:28 PM

this build can run most games at ultra settings with 40-60 fps constant
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August 16, 2013 9:39:17 PM

Onus said:
I'd recommend a different SSD; get the 840 PRO or 840 EVO. The vanilla 840 was dinged hard for poor performance by HardOCP in their review of it.
Also, if you get a Corsair CX, make sure it is a modular one. They're all made by CWT, but the non-modular ones use some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and are known for early failure. I would not use on in a gamer.
Your other parts look decent.


thanks for the advice i'll switch those out asap.

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