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November 30, 2012 4:58:58 AM









any suggestions are welcome and highly appreciated. i want to be able to run skyrim on very high graphics, and crysis 2 on crazy good, this is PURELY a gaming build, actually it's gaming and facebook, so please tell me if this all fits together and can do whatever i want to throw at it

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a b 4 Gaming
November 30, 2012 5:29:57 AM

Just up that CPU a bit, maybe a Pentium G2120 will do. And, down the amount of RAM to 8 GB.
And, aren't you forgetting something? What about Mobo? Well, get ASUS/ASRock H77 Mobo.
a b 4 Gaming
November 30, 2012 6:07:39 AM

There is absolutely zero need to pay more for HDD than the CPU. Drop to $70 HDD and up to i5 CPU. You also don't need a cooler unless you're buying i5-2500k/3570k or i7-2600k/3770k.
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November 30, 2012 10:33:59 AM

Prob. overkill for a Facebook machine :-P
a b 4 Gaming
November 30, 2012 11:31:46 AM

That HDD is a discontinued product and out of stock (if you want to purchase from newegg). Your build looks to me like it is a bit imbalanced (no offense). Here is what i suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($354.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($97.20 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $937.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 08:30 EST-0500)

- Change your CPU if you want but don't put there pentium FFS (CPU cooler is there for something like *cough* 3570k)
- Change your GPU if you want Nvidia/lower grade/cheaper/better one
November 30, 2012 12:48:23 PM

Have the same question. What do you think about these specs:

Monitor, mouse, keyboard already have :non: 
And what is better Win 7 or 8?
Can spend additional $150, but cost reduce is appreciated :bounce: 

motherboard P8H77-V
CPU Core i5 3570K
memory TED316G1600C11DC
hard SEAGATE ST2000DM001
video H787QN2G2M
case Z9 Plus
power about 600w
cpu cooler Hyper TX3 EVO
windows 7 or 8 64 bit