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Need advice on my mid-gaming rig that i would like to buy this week

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May 8, 2012 4:06:33 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP (this week)
Budget Range: 999
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com
Parts Preferences: I would like to use an Intel CPU and asus m/board; CM HAF 912 Adv case. no preference for gpu
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Later not now. In 2-3 months time
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I want to be able to play the latest games and latest mmo's. Please advice if this specs are ok for me to go ahead. thank you.

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Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

ASUS P8Z77-V LK - LGA1155 Intel Z77 Chipset ATX Motherboard DDR3 SATA 6Gb/s DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI USB3.0 8CH HD Audio Gigabit LAN PCIE3.0

Corsair Gaming Series 600-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-600G

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

AOC E2351F 23" LED Monitor (Black)

Sapphire 11201-00-20G Radeon HD 7770 GHZ 1GB DDR5 HDMI / DVI-I / Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card

Is my PSU good enough or i need more power? Any better GPU for the same price? Can i cut cost or is this specs good enough? Thank you for all your advise.
May 9, 2012 6:42:01 AM

any advice?
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May 10, 2012 10:58:22 AM

anyway thinking of changing the 7770 to a 7850 or maybe a 6850 or 6870. Any comments?
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May 10, 2012 11:17:22 AM

Why does your topic say this week but then you say 2-3 months?
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May 10, 2012 11:23:48 AM

FinneousPJ said:
Why does your topic say this week but then you say 2-3 months?


Probably because reading is fundamental?
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May 10, 2012 11:34:06 AM

Its nice enough. I would get a slightly cheaper z68 board (unless you plan to buy an Ivybridge CPU in the next year) and a 500GB HDD then throw the saved $ at a small SSD for your OS and games.
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May 10, 2012 11:41:04 AM

Personally I don't see the point in buying an IB board and sticking a SB CPU in it. If you went with the ASRock Extreme3 z68 you could save yourself 30 bucks.

I'd upgrade the PSU to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's just $3 more for 80+ bronze and 50 more watts, and you get a $10 rebate.

I'd definitely upgrade the card to a 7850 being that this is going to be a gaming machine. You said you didn't need a monitor but have one listed so I'm confused there. If you don't need the monitor then you can easily afford the upgrade.
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May 10, 2012 9:40:46 PM

Grab the hyper 212 EVO instead of the hyper 212 plus
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May 10, 2012 11:59:41 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-NVIDIA-Mother... $144.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/HDMI, DVI Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-D3H

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp... $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum//forum2.php?config=to... $75.84 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g...
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May 18, 2012 5:35:32 AM

thx for all the advise. appreciate it. 2-3 months would be for sli or crossfire if and when i have the extra cash. the monitor was what i actually have. sorrry about that.
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May 18, 2012 6:26:49 AM

Well, if you plan on it in 2 months, I'd get a 750W PSU.
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