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October 13, 2011 2:36:09 PM

just built a new rig. wondering if its any good. tell me what you think.
gonna be playing games like the new batman arkham city maxed out and at 1980x1080 res, also crysis, starcraft 2, skyrim.i want to be able to full them all at full settings with no lag. plus any new games that come out.

heres my specs.

i5 2500k.
8gb corsair vengeance ddr3 1600 Mhz CL 9
750 watt psu.
nzxt phantom full tower case.
vertex 3 sata iii ssd.
asrock p67 extreme4 mobo.
msi gtx 570 with twin frozr iii.
will this be any good?


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October 13, 2011 2:46:52 PM

Looks a solid build. Id have recommended an 850w PSU though, so you could SLI later on, or a 650w PSU and save yourself some money.

GTX 570 + i5-2500k are going to provide some killer performance though.
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October 14, 2011 11:27:54 AM

corymorrison said:
i can get a 900 watt 80 plus bronze for 20 dollars more than the 750 watt. should i do that? also which one of these cards would you recommend?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


For $20 more that's probably a good idea. It will allow you to add a second card in SLI without needing to buy a whole new power supply :)  What PSU is it?

The Gigabyte card is only $314 after a rebate so I'd probably go with that. The fan set up should provide some great cooling without generating much noise. I have a Gigabyte GTX 560Ti myself, and I've been very very impressed with its build quality and performance.

Also - the motherboard your looking at, is it the GEN3 version? If not id recommend looking at either:
ASRock Extreme3 GEN3 (z68 chipset)
or
ASRock Extreme4 GEN3 (p67 or z68 chipset)

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October 14, 2011 2:16:07 PM

lol actually i did get the ASRock extreme4 gen3 with the p67 chipset, whats the difference between the p67 and the z68?the psu i was looking at is an antec high current gamer 900watt.

i was also looking at this card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
ive heard that it keeps the card very cool, and runs really quiet. plus ive never had any problems with asus, besides their customer support.


this is my first system ive actually went out and bought everything brand new. upgrading from a amd phenom x4 9850, 4 ddr2 ram, ati 6870 with a 500 watt psu. so i hope this system will be a little bit better:) 

do you think this system will be good for at least another year or more?
cause if not i could always just get the pentium G620 for $65 dollars and wait for ivy bridge to come out, and then get the gtx 580 now or something. lol
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October 14, 2011 2:39:34 PM

corymorrison said:
lol actually i did get the ASRock extreme4 gen3 with the p67 chipset, whats the difference between the p67 and the z68?the psu i was looking at is an antec high current gamer 900watt.

i was also looking at this card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
ive heard that it keeps the card very cool, and runs really quiet. plus ive never had any problems with asus, besides their customer support.


this is my first system ive actually went out and bought everything brand new. upgrading from a amd phenom x4 9850, 4 ddr2 ram, ati 6870 with a 500 watt psu. so i hope this system will be a little bit better:) 

do you think this system will be good for at least another year or more?
cause if not i could always just get the pentium G620 for $65 dollars and wait for ivy bridge to come out, and then get the gtx 580 now or something. lol

gtx 570 has a lot of oc headroom, so you can easily get similar performance to a 580. get the 900w power supply, cause it isn't made by an unreliable company. If you buy a second 570 within the next year or so, you'll be able to max games for at least a year or so, if not more.
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