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May 4, 2012 5:26:15 PM

I am planning on building a gaming pc in January. I just wanted to know if the parts I am going to select are good and any tips that could help me when I do build my pc.

Parts:
Case: CM Storm Trooper
Motherboard: Asrock X79 6/GB
CPU: Intel 3820
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 2560MB
PSU: Corsair Gold 850 Watts
RAM:Corsair XMS3 16GB 1333Mhz
CPU Heatsink: Corsair H80
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB
HD: Seagate 1TB 64MB Sata 3

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May 4, 2012 5:41:27 PM

Janurary is so far away that many things will have changed by then.

Generally, if you want to overclock then get intel processors that have a "K" at the end of their model number. They have an unlocked multiplier and are easier to overclock.

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May 4, 2012 5:54:43 PM

Yeah I know it can be exciting to plan, but seriously, it sounds like you have awhile to wait. So just keep up on the tech and the current products, and when nov-dec roll around you'll be that much more informed and you'll have a better feel for the current state of products and prices at that time.
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May 4, 2012 5:59:57 PM

January is so far away most of those parts will be irrelevent by then

Your build looks reasonably balanced so you seem to understand the fundamentals :)  but as jsrudd says if you want to OC get a K series. If no OC dont get the fancy cooler
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May 4, 2012 6:22:19 PM

Do you think a sound card is a waste of money?
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May 4, 2012 6:32:09 PM

Yep, sound card is a waste of money unless you're a professional musician. I would recommend a 3770k instead of a 3820, unless you're planning an upgrade to hex core at some point in the future.

570 is quite a nice GPU but hopefully the 6 series equivalent will be out by then.
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May 4, 2012 6:41:25 PM

for the majority soundcards are like reverse lights on nuclear missiles, nowdays onbaord sound is generally adequate unless your a hardcore audiophile
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May 4, 2012 7:42:40 PM

Best answer selected by generalissimo.
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May 4, 2012 8:08:33 PM

To clarify what wr6133 pointed, you need to buy a CPU cooler because that CPU package doesn't have a bundle cooler, yet you don't need such water cooler unless you go OC. Just decent air cooler is enough from Noctua, Cooler Master, or Zalman.
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May 5, 2012 5:35:48 AM

MKBL said:
To clarify what wr6133 pointed, you need to buy a CPU cooler because that CPU package doesn't have a bundle cooler, yet you don't need such water cooler unless you go OC. Just decent air cooler is enough from Noctua, Cooler Master, or Zalman.


Thanks I think I will get a Hyper 212 Plus instead
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