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January 26, 2012 12:17:24 PM

Hi
i'm planning to order a new gaming PC tomorrow and i need your opinion.
this is what i'm getting:

CPU: Intel I5 2500k 3.3GHZ
CPU cooling: Scythe ninja 3
GPU: gigabyte 570 GTX OC
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3
PSU: Antec neo-eco 620Cc
Ram: G.skill 4GB*2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Case: Sharkoon T9 value
HDD: western digital black caviar 1tb

will i be able to max out games like BF3 at 1080P?
I also think that i will overclock to about 4.5GHZ, do you think the cooling is good enough for this?

thanks! :) 

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January 26, 2012 12:36:14 PM

why not get two 6870's for the same price? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this is in the top 5 heatsinks for intel and only one on newegg. nice and quiet too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

of coarse if you get two 6870's your gonna need a new PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

why not get a lil better ram since its so cheap right now?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

nice case!

if you go with the two 6870's you will be able to play any game in 1920x1200 with max settings and get 60+ FPS constant. also if you want to do eyefinity in the future you should grab the 2gb version of the card.

hope this helped!


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January 26, 2012 12:55:07 PM

This cooler will serve you just as well - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also take a look at this PSU for a single card, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or this one for a dual card possibility. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this video card. Highly rated - www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681412758...

Good choice on the ram. Other than looking fancy, the heat spreader stuff does not really get you much, nor does 1600 speed. Maybe a few more points in benchmarks, that is all.
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January 26, 2012 2:20:19 PM

geekapproved- the gigabyte mobo also allows SLI/CF and it's also pcie 3 ready

nagol567-i considered taking two 6870's but reading a lot of things about micro stuttering, FPS drops and other problems with CF made me reconsider.
i prefer having 40FPS with a minimum of 25FPS over 60FPS and 5FPS min...

tlmck-unfortunately MSI cards aren't sold where i live...i understand that the only problem with the gigabyte is that sometimes you might get a faulty card, i'm guessing this won't be a problem because the computer store is 10 minutes walking from my house so it's not a problem to replace the card if there're problems


i can get the seasonic 620W S12II for 10$ more-is it worth the extra money?
i think that i'll stay with the scythe ninja 3, i can't find a better cooler for the price in the store where i'm getting the PC
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January 26, 2012 3:16:15 PM

Perhaps best known is tried waiting until Intel's Ivy Bridge.
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January 26, 2012 4:40:13 PM

michaelru said:
geekapproved- the gigabyte mobo also allows SLI/CF and it's also pcie 3 ready


Your right, it does but I thought it was 16x/4x. Just confirmed it is 8x/8x so that's ok.

That's great you can get the Seasonic for $10 more, but you still haven't told us how much your paying to begin with, so no suggestions there. Likely the Seasonic has a 5yr warranty. If you can get the XFX core edition for cheaper go for it, it's a Seasonic with same 5yr warranty.
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