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~$1k build, looking for advice

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August 19, 2011 2:30:03 PM

I'm looking to throw together a new PC for gaming - mainly BF3. Here is what i've got so far, give me some criticism if you wouldn't mind =D.


GPU: GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3 GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASRock P67 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX Core Pro 450W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Thermaltake Armor A60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial M4 64GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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GPU: $329.99
CPU: $219.99
CPU Cooler: $27.99
Mobo: $149.99
RAM: $74.99
PSU: $54.99
Case: $74.99
SSD: $114.99
HDD: $49.99
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$1097.91



Thanks in advance, much appreciated.


Edit: I realize my RAM is overkill, so would 1600 or 1333 be suggested?

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August 19, 2011 2:38:18 PM

do you have interest in SLI/crossfire? do you live near a microcenter?
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August 19, 2011 2:57:07 PM

geng:

Possibility of SLI in the future, however, since it is a fairly small possibility (can't forsee why I would really NEED it) I suppose could go for a lesser mobo like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ?

mjmj:

I will look into the psu. Yeah I think i will go for that ram, so thanks for the suggestions.
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August 19, 2011 10:25:50 PM

bobbyflay said:
geng:

Possibility of SLI in the future, however, since it is a fairly small possibility (can't forsee why I would really NEED it) I suppose could go for a lesser mobo like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ?

mjmj:

I will look into the psu. Yeah I think i will go for that ram, so thanks for the suggestions.

That's an excellent board for a single card set up. :) 
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August 20, 2011 12:36:18 AM

550-600W is the lowest I would go for a GTX570, especially if you are considering OC anything. It allows some wiggle room and adds efficiency.
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August 20, 2011 12:46:21 AM

genghiskron said:
btw, why_me, your mobo is up:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
also a good choice.

I'm ordering that board next Friday (payday). That board is a steal at that price. Also the bad boy board came out yesterday.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- Move over Asus and Gigabyte...there's a new King on the block! lol..but that board is a killer.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- there's another look at it. Reviews should come out soon. :) 
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August 20, 2011 1:07:09 AM

those gen 3 boards looks awesome. id put them value wise up with the gigabyte boards.
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August 20, 2011 1:45:13 AM

mjmjpfaff said:
those gen 3 boards looks awesome. id put them value wise up with the gigabyte boards.

What those boards have that the Asus and Gigabyte boards don't have, is those PCI-e 3.0 slots for the next generation vid cards.
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August 20, 2011 1:55:09 AM

the thing i like about that asrock 7 is that it allows for proper spacing for tri-sli. sorry to hijack the thread, i think you should get dual hd6870s.
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