Advice on New Build. My 1st PC rig!

this is my first PC build and would like recommendations/opinions on the core components i have chosen so far as i have not purchased them yet. I want this PC for high end gaming to play every game on ultra (or high) settings. Also, i would like to keep it around $900:

ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77
Intel Core i5-3570K
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Radeon HD 7850 (or Geforce GTX 580 -cannot decide)


Is this a powerful enough rig for high end gaming? is it future proof for at least 2 years? Which graphics card would be best, and are either good for my purpose? the Radeon 79xx and Geforce 6xx are all out of my price range

All suggestions welcome

(please disregard psu, case, and other minor components)
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  1. the cpu and the ram are fine...it going to be a few years before a game needs more then two cores to run. i would look at ram that had short heat sinks and put in a 212 or like it cpu cooler.the stock cooler is fine for web and light gaming but it does have a hard drive keeping the cpu cool under heavy load. the 7850 is a better card unless the 660ti come out. it used less power and runs cooler then the 580.
  2. Niklas_13 said:


    That looks like a great build, and i would save over $50 through those bundles. I just have 2 questions, how do i go about picking the best z77 mobo for me as they range in price from 130 to over 200 and i dont want to sacrifice features and future proofing but i also dont want to waste money on a mobo that dosent peform any better. Secondly, why would you choose the 2500K rather than the 3570K? this question has made me gone crazy and i want to know if the newer ivy bridge will improve the peformace of the GPU and if the 2500K would bottleneck or restrict the capabilities in any way of the geforce gtx 670
  3. For the MoBo it has the z77 Chipset

    PCI Express 3.0 x162 (x16/0 or x8/x8)PCI Express x12PCI Slots2

    Storage Devices
    SATA 3Gb/s4SATA 6Gb/s4 x SATA 6Gb/sSATA RAID 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s and 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by Intel Z77

    Anything after the basic stuff that you want on a new MoBo the rest is just bells and wishtles that up the price. OC stuff

    Also some might look how the mobo is going to fit in the case and whare the fans and cable will hook up.


    No the i5 2500K wont bottle neck a GTX 560, and i went with that CPU to cut cost to give you a better GPU whare IMO is needed more in gaming. gaming is 70% GPU 30% CPU

    The i5 2500K will last for 5 years ( its not that the i5 3570K is bad its a grate CPU and its better then the i5 2500K but its not needed in gaming.

    @ 1920x1080 the 7850 is a grate GPU i was try to give you MORE GPU less CPU unless your cruching numbers doing Alot of video editing you wont see a differnts in games

    most games still only use 1 or 2 cores few use 3 My friends E8400 @ 3.8 still does ok in gaming
  4. Niklas_13 said:
    For the MoBo it has the z77 Chipset

    PCI Express 3.0 x162 (x16/0 or x8/x8)PCI Express x12PCI Slots2

    Storage Devices
    SATA 3Gb/s4SATA 6Gb/s4 x SATA 6Gb/sSATA RAID 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s and 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s by Intel Z77

    Anything after the basic stuff that you want on a new MoBo the rest is just bells and wishtles that up the price. OC stuff

    Also some might look how the mobo is going to fit in the case and whare the fans and cable will hook up.


    No the i5 2500K wont bottle neck a GTX 560, and i went with that CPU to cut cost to give you a better GPU whare IMO is needed more in gaming. gaming is 70% GPU 30% CPU

    The i5 2500K will last for 5 years ( its not that the i5 3570K is bad its a grate CPU and its better then the i5 2500K but its not needed in gaming.

    @ 1920x1080 the 7850 is a grate GPU i was try to give you MORE GPU less CPU unless your cruching numbers doing Alot of video editing you wont see a differnts in games

    most games still only use 1 or 2 cores few use 3 My friends E8400 @ 3.8 still does ok in gaming


    So would i see a noticeable difference like frame rates ir being unable to use max setting if i used a 2500K cpu rather than a 3570k along with the Geforce gtx 670 im planning on buying. Im just trying to make the right decision out of these two cpus :)
  5. adampcpower said:
    So would i see a noticeable difference like frame rates ir being unable to use max setting if i used a 2500K cpu rather than a 3570k along with the Geforce gtx 670 im planning on buying. Im just trying to make the right decision out of these two cpus :)



    In games no the i5 2500K or the i5 3750 would not bottle neck a GTX 670s

    look at this http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=551 it show some game with a i5 2500K or i7 3770K
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