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May 6, 2012 8:25:47 AM

Greetings,

I'm looking to build a new gaming rig and created a wish list and wanted to get some input, it's been many years since i've built my own computer but wanted to get some advise from some people more knowledgable than I.

Things I already have, 2 monitors, 2 512GB SSD's for a raid.

Here is the wish list I made on Newegg : http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Just looking for any general suggestions or possible price adjustments for comparable components that may be cheaper.

I'll primarily be using this for gaming : Wow, Swtor, diablo 3, skyrim, mass effect 3 are games I'm playing the most atm.

Thanks in advanced

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May 6, 2012 8:47:31 AM

http://videocardz.com/32728/geforce-gtx-670-review-twea... <-----gtx 670 This card is due out next week. It should come in around $400 @ newegg and will only require a 750w psu in order to push two of them.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $404.98
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX806237I53570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g... <----- That Asrock motherboard included in that review. Notice: over clocking, temps, and power consumption on there

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- another look at that board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99
Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=265... <----- that's a review on that h/s

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm <----- there's that h/s on Frosty Tech's Top 5 list.

Add this fan down below to that CM cpu cooler up above for a "push - pull" effect to help bring cpu temps down even more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $11.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master 120mm Case Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB
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May 6, 2012 4:14:36 PM

Thank you for the reply.

I think i'll wait around this week and see if that gtx 670 card comes out.

I like the reviews on that motherboard and may go with that, I was wondering why you suggest an i5 over the i7? Is there just not that much of a difference and they over clock better, or is it just because there was a bundle price on the website with that motherboard?

Thanks,
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May 6, 2012 4:25:46 PM

Wafflefaced said:
Thank you for the reply.

I think i'll wait around this week and see if that gtx 670 card comes out.

I like the reviews on that motherboard and may go with that, I was wondering why you suggest an i5 over the i7? Is there just not that much of a difference and they over clock better, or is it just because there was a bundle price on the website with that motherboard?

Thanks,

Other than FSX, there aren't any games that I know of that take advantage of hyper threading. More times than naught the 3570K beats out the3770K by a few FPS.
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