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August 30, 2013 5:09:47 PM

Is this a good rig to run games such as BF4 and 3, CoD Ghosts etc on high to ultra and for VFX, editing and animation?
CPU=Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K
GPU=Asus HD 7870 AMD Radeon DirectCU II
RAM=Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10 Vengeance Low Profile 16GB
Motherboard=Asus SABERTOOTH Z77
PSU=
Corsair TX650V2 Enthusiast Series 650W
Case=Zalman Z11 Plus
And a 1TB HDD
I only have another £50 odd to spend on upgrading so please keep this in mind if you suggest anything new!

Thanks for taking the time to read this!
Dan

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August 30, 2013 8:12:12 PM

Will prob want to spend some of that 50 on a CPU cooler - look at the Hyper 212 EVO, with whatever left might see if you can stick it into the GPU, depending on which one your looking at - not sure of availability or prices where you are, and while I prefer nVidia, I know the Asus 7870 runs $220 here and can pick up some 7950s for $10-20 more, which is a better GPU
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August 31, 2013 3:01:17 AM

Thanks for the advice, will look at the 7950. I did forget to mention the CPU Cooler, which is a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 so sorry about that!
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August 31, 2013 3:43:39 AM

yh go for 7950 and that will most likely play all of those games in high settings to ultra easily and get a hyper 212 evo which will costs u around 25-30$ and with i7 you don't have to worry about anything else (except graphics card :p ) and yah i7 3770k can handle all VFX and animation works , You planning to Overclock the Processor as you got a k processor which is unlocked ? if you can then go for an i7 4770k haswell series processor .
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August 31, 2013 4:42:40 AM

Thanks for the Info, I was hoping to overclock it a little, but not too much. I think I might go with the cooler you suggested, and switch to the i7 4770K. What brand would you guys recommend for the 7950? Thanks for the tips!
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August 31, 2013 11:47:12 AM

OK, thanks, will look into that. Is it really worth using the i7 4770K over the 3770K?
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August 31, 2013 1:31:59 PM

The 4770K has an advantage of maybe 10% in the clock for clock comparisons, but the 3770K OCs higher with less heat so that cuts the advantage down to maybe 3-5% if that, a good OCer can take the 3770K rather high and give it a slight advatage if comparing at heat levels rather than clock to clock
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August 31, 2013 2:12:34 PM

OK, thanks very much for all that info, really helps. Alright then, you guys have helped loads and I can't wait to build this as soon as possible! If you any last advice you want to give I'd be very grateful, this is the first time I've built a computer!

Thanks,
Dan
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August 31, 2013 2:29:42 PM

If you need any help, give a shout, can start a post or PM me, can prob close this thread out
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