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Is This Rig Good Enough For Gaming? Newb here.

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March 16, 2012 5:27:08 AM

Yeah, so this is my first time posting. Anyway, I know next to nothing about building a Rig, what all the numbers and letters next to components and parts mean, and don't know how to judge the power and quality of those parts.

Anyway, this is a gaming rig I put together with the help of the "PC Builder's Bible". Please tell me what you think of it.

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600k 3.4Ghz (LGA 1155 Socket)
Mobo - ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION LGA 1155 Intel P67
Fan - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
RAM - CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Video Card - Asus GeForce GTX 570
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
DVD Drive - HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner 24X DVD+R
Power Supply - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W
Case - NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD Red Steel
Speakers - Logitech Z506 75 watts RMS 5.1
Mouse - Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
Keyboard - RAZER Arctosa Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
Monitor - Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" 8ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

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March 16, 2012 5:28:47 AM

i dont think you need 850 watts of power
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March 16, 2012 6:56:53 AM

Hyperthreading for gaming on the i7-2600k has shown signs of degrading performance compared to the i5-2500k's lack thereoff, so change the CPU. Why do you want that motherboard? You can get the ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3 (~$100 cheaper), which still has plenty of features, and use the $200 saved to get a Radeon 7970 or a GTX 580. If you plan to SLI, for the 580, you will need a 1KW PSU; if you plan to CF the 7970, you will need an 850W PSU.
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