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April 29, 2012 5:17:09 PM

hey just recently posted a thread about a CPU and was extremely happy with the response so i thought i would post something about my new build. i have picked the parts for my new build and the reason i have picked these parts are 1. The performance for gaming (BF3 mainly). 2. Future proofing hopefully. 3. Upgrade to custom watercooling loop in future. i have provided a link to my local pc store where i want to buy the parts and was just wondering if you guys could have a look and tell me what you think (compatibility, performance, any overkill, size requirements). i prefer performance over noise to some degree so ive picked a case with maximum cooling, airflow, fans. i will also be using only one monitor if that helps. Hoping to go for a red and black theme. Any suggestions are appreciated. :) 

CASE: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

CPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

2 GPU'S: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

2 SETS: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

MOBO: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

PSU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

CPU COOLER: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

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April 29, 2012 5:39:32 PM

Two sets of RAM and two mediocre video cards?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $129.00
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P 80 PLUS Silver 100% modular

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $389.00
Gigabyte Radeon HD7870 2GB Overclocked

http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-radeon-hd-7870-o... <----- review w/benchmarks of that Gigabyte 7870

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $249.00
Intel Core i5 3570K


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April 29, 2012 5:53:01 PM

so your saying that i dont need two sets of RAM and that 7870 will beat two 560s in SLI and 3570K will beat a 2500K i5 overclocked. Right?
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April 29, 2012 5:56:23 PM

GuppyFishNoob said:
so your saying that i dont need two sets of RAM and that 7870 will beat two 560s in SLI and 3570K will beat a 2500K i5 overclocked. Right?


Absolutely - I definitely agree that a single stronger card like a 7870 will always beat two weaker ones - unless it's two 680s.
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April 29, 2012 5:56:40 PM

GuppyFishNoob said:
so your saying that i dont need two sets of RAM and that 7870 will beat two 560s in SLI and 3570K will beat a 2500K i5 overclocked. Right?

Gaming build = 8GB of RAM is more than enough

7870 O/C = gtx 580

3570K Ivy Bridge = slightly more FPS than a 2500K. Ivy Bridge + Z77 board + new generation vid card (AMD 7xxx or Nvidia 6xx) = PCI-E 3.0
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April 30, 2012 6:03:56 AM

what would be the general price range for this kit? with the components i originally selected it came at about 1500 so i would like it to be kept around this price range. i want it be also available to be water cooled in the future when i have more funds.
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April 30, 2012 6:16:22 AM

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $129.00
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P 80 PLUS Silver 100% modular

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $155.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $249.00
Intel Core i5 3570K

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $39.00
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $59.00
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB)

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $109.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $159.00
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $389.00
Gigabyte Radeon HD7870 2GB Overclocked

Total: $1,288.00


http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $95.00
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $105.00
CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $16.00
CoolerMaster 140mm Silent Fan
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April 30, 2012 7:21:12 AM

cheers for that. already got the case on layby, but have the HDD with windows 7 already installed on my current PC so im going to use that one. Will i be able to play BF3 on ultra settings without lag? i will be wanting to overclock the CPU. and will the PSU be able to handle the overclocked components, CPU, GPU? Should i getter faster spec ram or will that RAM be quick enough? thanks for all the help youre giving me
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April 30, 2012 7:39:04 AM

GuppyFishNoob said:
cheers for that. already got the case on layby, but have the HDD with windows 7 already installed on my current PC so im going to use that one. Will i be able to play BF3 on ultra settings without lag? i will be wanting to overclock the CPU. and will the PSU be able to handle the overclocked components, CPU, GPU? Should i getter faster spec ram or will that RAM be quick enough? thanks for all the help youre giving me

That psu is rock solid. You will have plenty of juice to o/c that cpu, the vid card, etc... and still have juice left over. The RAM won't hold you back any, and as far as playing on ultra high settings...your looking at around 45 - 50 FPS on 4A would be my guess. That's right on par with the 7950.
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