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Building a Custom Gaming PC-- Need Opinions!

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August 21, 2013 1:17:20 AM

So I have been thinking about building my own custom gaming PC and I'd like to receive opinions via the web on whether my hardware & specs are good. I'm looking to build a solid rig that can play games like Battlefield 3, COD Black Ops I & II, Modern Warfare, Skyrim, GTA, Madden 12+, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, World of Warcraft, Outlast, and even the infamous Crysis series on MAX settings SMOOTHLY averaging 60 to 100fps.

Here is the list of hardware I have chosen for my budget. (My budget is roughly $2500 - $2850)


Here's the hardware I have listed to buy via Newegg:

Computer Case: Antec 1200 V3 ATX Full Tower
Power Supply: Antec HCP-1300 Platinum 1300W ATX12V
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 LGA HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX Extreme OC Triple CFX/SLI
CPU/Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Quad-Core
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 X 4GB) 240 pin DDR3
Hardrive: Western Digital Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

Graphics Card: Nvidia EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 2GB (x2 with SLI)
Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

So I'm wondering, most of all-- whether the graphics card I selected would run a lot of those games at max settings between 60fps to 100fps and maybe greater

Obviously I am planning on purchasing two GTX 670s so I can hook em' up with SLI and get even greater performance- and of course overclock them.

If anyone has ANY idea what performance I'll have with the following hardware, PLEASE let me know! I want suggestions as well! If the graphic cards won't get my desired job done, which cards will??

Thanks!

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a b 4 Gaming
August 21, 2013 8:28:33 AM

Here is what I would get with this budget :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uy7z
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uy7z/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1uy7z/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($269.76 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($110.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($429.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($438.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($438.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2515.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-21 11:28 EDT-0400)
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