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October 17, 2011 9:26:59 AM

Hi, I'll be playing FIFA 12, COD 4, COD: MW3, Battlefield 3. I want to play these games with full settings (will bf3 play on ultra without a problem?), and minimal FPS loss. I'll also be watching blu-ray/hd movies and I will be streaming movies to the tv. I'll also have a lot of programs open at once... programs such as MYOB and other accounting programs (excel etc) I won't just have accounting programs open, I will overclock later on...

I won't be upgradeing any parts for 4-5 years... So when a new graphics card or processor comes out I won't upgrade...

Hows the monitor for gaming and general use? (what about ghosting?)
Will the graphics card suffice? Also which one should i chose from the ones i selected below

Maybe a better SSD? faster newer?

Will the power supply be able to run this setup without a problem or do i need a bigger one?

Will this system bottleneck?


Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard B3 - $212.00
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K - $227.00
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper-212+ (Universal) - $32.00
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD - $369.00 - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=17320
OR http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=17531 NOT sure how much watts it uses couldn't find anything on the web about it...
Memory: G.SKILL DDR3 8GB (2X4GB) PC-12800/1600 F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM - $75.90
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $59.00
SSD: Crucial M4 SSD 128GB - $239.00
Optical Driver: Pioneer BDR-206 Blu-Ray Disc Writer - $145.00
Power Supply: Seasonic X-650 80Plus Gold 650W - $189.00
Monitor: ASUS 24" VS248H - $217.00
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Keyboard - $149.00
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder-V2 Infrared Gaming Mouse - $57.00
Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Fragged Standard MouseMat Refresh - Control Version - $15.00
Speakers: Logitech Z523 2.1 Speaker System - $86.00
Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $125.00
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM - $95.00

Total: $2291.90

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October 17, 2011 9:37:23 AM

650w is enough for a single 570, but if you plan on SLI later you need a good 750w at least.

But, if you don't plan on going SLI later, then there's no point spending $200 on a mobo.
October 17, 2011 9:37:44 AM

It's pretty good. The 570 needs about 600w so a 650w is pretty good for headroom.
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October 17, 2011 9:43:04 AM

gmcizzle said:
650w is enough for a single 570, but if you plan on SLI later you need a good 750w at least.

But, if you don't plan on going SLI later, then there's no point spending $200 on a mobo.


Which mobo would you suggest? I don't want a Asrock one but i want a UEFI

cutebeans said:
It's pretty good. The 570 needs about 600w so a 650w is pretty good for headroom.


But if the GPU needs 600-650watts itself how much is left for the rest of the system? won't it struggle?
October 17, 2011 11:12:55 PM

MSI Tech support:

"Hi,

We recommend a minimum of 650w power supply for a single N570GTX Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC card."

So should i get a 750watt?
October 17, 2011 11:14:47 PM

compute said:
MSI Tech support:

"Hi,

We recommend a minimum of 650w power supply for a single N570GTX Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC card."

So should i get a 750watt?

850w, for future sli, cause i'm pretty sure a single 570 can't max it...but not entirely sure. and if you get a good, dual fan card (like your twin frozr) you can do a huge oc, which will sometimes beat a stock 580.
October 18, 2011 3:15:23 AM

compute said:
MSI Tech support:

"Hi,

We recommend a minimum of 650w power supply for a single N570GTX Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC card."

So should i get a 750watt?


No. It won't struggle.
October 18, 2011 3:22:58 AM

What do you think of the current build below? If the video card needs 650w by itself how much is left for the rest of the system?

MSI TECH: Sorry to say I don’t know the specific amps required on the +12V rails – however generally at least 50 should be fine for a single 570.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard B3 - $212.00
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K - $227.00
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper-212+ (Universal) - $32.00
Graphics Card: MSI nVidia GTX 570 Twin Frozer III PE/OC 1GB - $389.00
Memory: G.SKILL DDR3 8GB (2X4GB) PC-12800/1600 F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM - $75.90
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $59.00
SSD: Crucial M4 SSD 128GB - $239.00
Optical Driver: Lite-On iHBS212 - $103.40
Power Supply: Corsair AX750 Gold Power Supply - $210.10
Monitor: ASUS 24" VS248H - $217.00
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Keyboard - $149.00
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder-V2 Infrared Gaming Mouse - $57.00
Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Fragged Standard MouseMat Refresh - Control Version - $15.00
Speakers: Logitech Z523 2.1 Speaker System - $86.00
Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $125.00
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM - $95.00

Total: $2291.40
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