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May 13, 2012 2:55:12 PM

Hey everyone, can you tell me if this is a good build for gaming?

Approximate Purchase Date: (this week)

Budget Range: ($1,000-$1,300)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, homework)

Parts Not Required: ( keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Cd Drive, Cooling, RAM, Hard Drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel processor,

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: NONE

Additional Comments: Please tell me if the parts are compatible with each other. Also is the motherboard listed a good overclocker?

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AMD Radeon 7970 graphics card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xion Predator Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i5 3570k Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

850 Watts - Raidmax RX-850AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - 1600 CORSAIR. 8gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


These are the parts that I really need. All other part that is not listed above I already have.
Is this build any good? And suggestions to any changes? Thanks so much!



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a b B Homebuilt system
May 13, 2012 3:20:05 PM

You could save a bit by going with another motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A 850w psu? Do you really need Gold rated? That's major overkill. A good bronze rated 600w would be overkill. That's really an unbelievable price on a Gold 850w, but that's because RAidmax makes junk, actually they don't make them, some company called Andyson makes them.

A big clue that it's not very good is the warranty of 2yrs, any other Gold rated psu will have 5-7yrs warranty.

There's no good deals on PSU's right now though, so wait a few days, something good that I can recommend will come up.
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May 13, 2012 3:25:51 PM

i would say it's an ultimate gaming rig, don't change anything...
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May 13, 2012 3:49:26 PM

geekapproved said:
You could save a bit by going with another motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A 850w psu? Do you really need Gold rated? That's major overkill. A good bronze rated 600w would be overkill. That's really an unbelievable price on a Gold 850w, but that's because RAidmax makes junk, actually they don't make them, some company called Andyson makes them.

A big clue that it's not very good is the warranty of 2yrs, any other Gold rated psu will have 5-7yrs warranty.

There's no good deals on PSU's right now though, so wait a few days, something good that I can recommend will come up.


Don't forget that I am planning to overclock, so that might take up a bit more power. I was also thinking of a brand called thermaltake, are they any good?
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 13, 2012 5:23:00 PM

It's obvious your going to overclock.......already considered

A 600w psu would be more than enough.

Thermaltake is crap too. Stick with XFX, Corsair, Antec, OCZ (ZS or better), Seasonic, FSP.
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