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Final Look Before Buying! 2k gaming rig. Please give your opinion! ;)

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June 3, 2012 3:03:54 PM

After your feedback on another thread asking for advice, I came up with this build. Oh, and it's in Swiss Francs, almost the same rate as Dollars. 1:1

GPU: Gigabyte GTX-670 OC 2GB GDDR5, PCI-E x16 3.0 459 CHF

Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Pro4-M, Z77, LGA1155, PCI-E 3.0, CF, mATX 128 CHF

or this one

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77, LGA1155, PCI-E 3.0, SLI/CFX 209 CHF

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K BOX, LGA 1155, 4C/4T, unlocked 235 CHF

SSD: Crucial m4 SSD 128GB, 2.5 Zoll, SATA-3 128 CHF

RAM: Corsair Vengeance, 2x4GB, DDR3-1866, CL9@1.5V 69 CHF

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB, 7200rpm, 64MB, 2TB, SATA-3 129 CHF

CPU cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU-Cooler - orange 99 CHF

CASE: Corsair Carbide 500R Midi-Tower - black 114 CHF

PSU: Corsair TX550M - 550 Watt, Modular, 80 PLUS Bronze 101 CHF

MONITOR: Asus VS248H, 24" FULL HD TFT, 16:9, HDMI, schwarz 219 CHF

Disc Drive: Asus DRW-24B5ST, DVD Brenner, SATA, Schwarz, Retail 36 CHF

Total: 1717 - 1830 CHF (or something like $1777)

Link to shopping list: http://www.digitec.ch/?wk=6I%2bNVrQIBwE&view=shoppingli...

I would love to have your opinion and (or) stuff I should change, things I'm overlooking, compatibility... etc.

Thanks in advance! :D 
June 3, 2012 3:06:05 PM

How high are you planning to OC?
June 3, 2012 3:08:07 PM

Never Oc'ed in my life (never had the computer to do it), but I don't think I'll be Oc'ing very high as this machine should be enough to handle everything without OC. Don't you think?javascript: validform(this);

But to answer to your question, let's say I'll slightly/moderately intend to overclock it.
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June 3, 2012 3:12:05 PM

Never Oc'ed in my life (never had the computer to do it), but I don't think I'll be Oc'ing very high as this machine should be enough to handle everything without OC. Don't you think?javascript: validform(this);

But to answer to your question, let's say I'll intend to overclock it slightly/moderately.
June 3, 2012 3:13:00 PM

Rpmonteiro said:
Never Oc'ed in my life (never had the computer to do it), but I don't think I'll be Oc'ing very high as this machine should be enough to handle everything without OC. Don't you think?javascript: validform(this);

But to answer to your question, let's say I'll slightly/moderately intend to overclock it.

well youll be able to get a good OC and keep good temps on a hyper 212 evo which is pretty cheap. Also, you made a good choice on the 670 but I would recommend evga. They have amazing customer support and if you don't want to upgrade for a while they just released a 4gbvram version of the 670 which is well worth it
June 3, 2012 3:18:12 PM

that's a nice suggestion, but I can't seem to find it on sale in any Swiss store... I guess I'll have to do with a simple 670 eh eh should be enough for every game..?!
June 3, 2012 3:21:58 PM

Rpmonteiro said:
that's a nice suggestion, but I can't seem to find it on sale in any Swiss store... I guess I'll have to do with a simple 670 eh eh should be enough for every game..?!

Of course it will, Right now the 4gb and 2gb will make absolutely no difference. The 670 will play any game no problem
June 3, 2012 4:49:20 PM

Sweet! What's the difference between the mobo you suggested and the other that I've chosen?

Thanks!
June 3, 2012 4:55:01 PM

Rpmonteiro said:
Sweet! What's the difference between the mobo you suggested and the other that I've chosen?

Thanks!

actually the pro4-m will be fine and is only $105 on newegg. So I would get that instead. Do you plan to ever sli though?
November 28, 2013 12:00:09 PM

Why is that GTX 670 so expensive? 459$(according to you). You could get a GTX 780 for that price! And i would go with a FX-8350 since its cheaper and better than that cpu. Also no need for that cpu just buy a cheaper one and it should still oc pretty nice. I would personally go with FX-8350 and M5A99 mobo. You save money and better overclocking.
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