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May 18, 2012 10:28:17 PM

Im looking to buy a new system to run mostly games. Between September and December.

The system will have to last for at least 3 - 4 years.

I would appreciate any suggestions about the build i put together in a few minutes. My budget is $1800 - $2000


Intel i7 3770k

Intel P67BG-B3 Motherboard

Corsair Dominator 12GB DDR3-1600 Kit (3x4GB) - CL9 XMP + Fan

GeForce GTX 680 2GB

Corsair GS 800W

Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 6Gb/s

Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler


I may have made a few mistakes so please correct me if some parts wont match.

Will this build play demanding games and be reliable?

Thanx in advance.

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May 18, 2012 10:29:58 PM

oh and the case is an antec df-85
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May 18, 2012 10:48:12 PM

The Z77 boards are better then the p67 so why you don't have a look for one of these? the asus p8z77-V series has quite a nice selection!
And the z77 have a better overclocking possibility, running with less voltage! but only with the SB's. The IB's apparently are less good for overclocking.
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May 18, 2012 11:06:44 PM

I have a hard time recommending Ivy Bridge CPUs on desktops if overclocking or heat concerns are in the picture.

Recommend Corsair Vengeance, low profile, 8GB or 16 GB

DF-85 is great case......tho putting any PSU in it but the CP-850 w/ its 10.0 performance rating is a big mistake. The CP-850 is made specifically for the DF-85, 1200, P183 and p193. The PSU has less than 1% voltage variation on the 12v rails and ripple that is barely measurable.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

For MoBo's, I like the Sabertooth and Pro models

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

The H80 gets outperformed by the Phanteks and runs much quieter.....and w/o the worry of what a leak might do to ya system.....I can see WC if there's a performance advantage..... but with no advantage and more noise, I just don't see it.

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

All the above being said....throw this advice out the window as it will be outdated by your September - December purchase date.


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May 18, 2012 11:55:46 PM

then what should i wait for before my due date? Cpu, gpu? mobo?
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