pc specs that i want,are they good?

Hey there these are the specs i'd like to know if a computer with these specs be good for gaming : battlefield 3,etc.


CPU - i7 2600K
GPU - GTX 670 GIGABITE WINDFORCE OC EDITION
PSU - 700 W ATX
RAM - 8GB 1600 DDR3
MB - GIGABITE Z68 ATX
Case - MID TOWER pavyzdzui Zalman Z11 ir t.t.
HDD - 500GB 7200RPM


and if not,then what would you change?
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  1. i7 is not necessary for gaming. Just get an i5 200k.

    For your PSU, if you plan to SLI in the future, get a 750W one. If not, the get a 550W one. Make sure you get it from a reliable/reputable brand such as Seasonic, OCZ, Corsair, Antec, etc.)

    I would add an SSD for boot drive. 128 Gb is ideal because you can add a few games along with Windows. 60 Gb will be fine though. Boot times will significantly increase (my Windows literally takes 5 seconds from boot to home screen). Not really essential though.

    Is there any particular reason you're not going for Ivy Bridge + z77?
  2. You should fill out the new build form in the new build section otherwise your just going to get a lot of questions such as:

    Why not Ivy Bridge?

    Do you plan to SLI in the future?

    What 700w psu?

    Are you planning to overclock? If so why not an aftermarket cooler?
  3. l0v3rboi said:
    i7 is not necessary for gaming. Just get an i5 200k.

    For your PSU, if you plan to SLI in the future, get a 750W one. If not, the get a 550W one. Make sure you get it from a reliable/reputable brand such as Seasonic, OCZ, Corsair, Antec, etc.)

    I would add an SSD for boot drive. 128 Gb is ideal because you can add a few games along with Windows. 60 Gb will be fine though. Boot times will significantly increase (my Windows literally takes 5 seconds from boot to home screen). Not really essential though.

    Is there any particular reason you're not going for Ivy Bridge + z77?



    Wont i get any bottlenecking with i5?about Ivy and z77 i dont really know, i have a feeling that they are a little more expensive, my price cap is 3300 litas(which is about 1200 dollars),and everything is very very expensive here,and i dont want to buy like from newegg,cuz off the shipping,i am afraid to get my hardware in broken pieces :D,as for sli,no,well maybe,but in future,maybe.and what i5 processor do you mean?i5 2500k?iam really really bad at computer science and all that,what is a boot drive?and how is it linked to the ssd?is it needed?like crucial?
  4. No, there will be no bottlenecks with an i5. What I meant was i5 2500k.

    A Boot Drive is where you install your Windows or any programs you wish (where they will "boot"). Makes boot times faster but performance, not really. Like I said, you don't need it but it is a great thing to have.

    Ivy and z77 are more expensive. Just stick with Sandy Bridge then. Performance-wise the difference is very minimal.
  5. Z77 is about $10 more than a comparable Z68.

    Same with the cpu, $20 difference, but Ivy is more efficient and faster clock for clock. So a 4.2ghz Ivy is about as fast as a 4.5ghz Sandy.
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