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Building a gaming computer so I have a few questions

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October 6, 2013 7:40:58 PM

Ok I want to build a gaming computer to play games like Battlefield, Skyrim, Fallout, Bioshock. Stuff like that. I was just wondering if these parts will be ok.

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 03G-P4-2783-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9D-16GXH

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Power supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

HDD: TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive


I may do youtube videos in 720p as well I am not sure.

Just wondering if this will work well for what is stated at the top and if you have any input please help me any reply would be great thanks.

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a c 718 4 Gaming
October 6, 2013 7:51:38 PM

If you are not doing much video editing, change to an i5 and 8gb RAM. If you plan to edit and encode and render large stuff then, the i7 and 16gb will come in handy.
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a c 217 4 Gaming
October 6, 2013 8:03:34 PM

I see no issues at all. Great system. There isn't a single game that wouldn't run really great and most would run at maximum quality at 60FPS. A handful like Crysis 3 etc would have to be very slightly tweaked to maintain 60FPS.

I will add some minor points:

1. I would personally get THIS motherboard:
Asus Maximus Hero VI http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

It's got SupremeFX audio, similar features/quality to the board you linked and cost about the same. If you get that then buy the i7-4770K instead of the i7-3770K.

2. SSD:
I recommend getting a 120GB Samsung 840 EVO for Windows/apps (put Steam/games etc on the hard drive).

I would then use Acronis True Image (or Windows Image) to create a backup Image if the SSD to the HDD once Windows/apps/updates are all done and working great so you can RESTORE in case of drive failure or data corruption such as a virus.

3. HDD:
No complaints with your choice of HDD but 2TB versions aren't much more money.

4. CPU cooler?

5. Windows 8 64-bit OEM?

6. START8 works great to make W8 look and feel like W7 for the interface. W8 is a better OS aside from the interface which I hate but I've used W8 with Start8 for roughly a year and it's great.

Other:
YOUTUBE VIDEOS:
If you are talking about videos of GAMEPLAY the NVidia has a great feature called Shadowplay coming. It uses the NVENC encoder on the graphics card so the performance hit is so small your games would stay at 60FPS so you can stream/record and not affect gaming (a rolling 20minutes to start). Sometime soon.
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