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Tips and thoughts for gaming rig

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February 21, 2012 9:59:43 AM

Would like to build a gaming rig very soon and i have the following build in mind.

MoBo: ASRock z68 Extreme3 Gen3
CPU: i5-2500k
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6870
Harddisk: HITACHI 1TB 7200/SATA3
Power unit: Seasonic 620W modular
Casing: CoolerMaster Elite 430

Appreciate any tips/thoughts regarding the build. Am looking to overclock to run at 4.5ghz and to be able to play most games at least at high quality.

Also, is 620W enough to power the setup and would also like to know if i would require an extra fan, assuming i'm utilizing the two fans provided with the case.


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a b 4 Gaming
February 21, 2012 10:23:11 AM

Great build. Your PC can be powered with a 500W PSU , the Seasonic 620W is a verry good option. To pull out quicker the hot air from the case you can put another 120mm fan on top.
a b 4 Gaming
February 21, 2012 10:39:32 AM

Looks like a solid build, as mentioned by sosofm, the PSU is plenty and is a good quality brand.

If your not planning to OC, the stock case fans should be ok but depends on your climate really. If your OC'ing id say yes, stick in the extra fan on top.
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February 21, 2012 11:18:14 AM

@sosofm, mikerockett

Thanks for the swift reply. I guess its time for a new comp. ;) 


Noted. Shall look into it.
February 22, 2012 5:41:38 AM

Best answer selected by chaoticsentinel.
February 22, 2012 9:21:15 AM

the kingston ram is good enough. although i prefer g.skill but kingston ram is good