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May 6, 2012 7:58:33 PM

I am building my 2nd gaming rig and need your help in parts/components selection...

My selection:

CPU: Core i7 3770K
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
PSU: Xilence XP700 700 watts
Case: Cooler Master CM 690II PLUS
Hard disk: Western Digital 500GB 64MB cache

TOTAL= Around 1000$

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May 6, 2012 8:12:02 PM

I don't think I would touch that PSU with a 10 foot pole. Drop the 3770K to the i5-3570K and upgrade your GPU to the Radeon 7870 or invest elsewhere. EVGA is an excellent brand but the 560TI is really starting to show its' age.

Try this setup:

Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 - $69.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 - $139.99
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $42.99
HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $109.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express - $269.99

Total: $1,036.91
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May 6, 2012 8:14:08 PM

You could do much better for $1k.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($147.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $965.78
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-06 16:14 EDT-0400)
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May 6, 2012 8:18:48 PM

I don't think there is much of a difference between hd 7870 and gtx 560ti, or am i wrong?
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May 6, 2012 8:20:57 PM

Ok! So, I will get an i5 3570k instead i7 3770k...Done!
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May 6, 2012 8:21:43 PM

001theracer said:
I don't think there is much of a difference between hd 7870 and gtx 560ti, or am i wrong?

Yes, you are mistaken. The 560 ti 448 cores doesn't really even come close.
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May 6, 2012 8:26:49 PM

Ohh! I really don't know much about gpus.
HD 7870 it is then.

BTW Thanks for your reply.
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May 6, 2012 8:36:57 PM

001theracer said:
Ohh! I really don't know much about gpus.
HD 7870 it is then.

BTW Thanks for your reply.

Yea, with the 3570k and 7870 you're going to have a hell of a system.
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