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Gaming PC Build...First ever build...changes?

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June 5, 2012 6:16:58 PM

Case: Rosewill BlackHawk mid tower ATX

MOBO: ASUS V GENE z77 LGA 1155 mATX

CPU: i7-3770k IB 3.5 GHz

PSU: SeaSonic platinum 1000w 80+ platinum

System memory: Mushkin enhanced Blackline 8gb DDR3 1600 (2x4gb)

Optical drive: LG internal Blu-ray drive

storage: Samsung 128 gb SSD SATA III + Seagate 2tb 7200 rpm 64 mb cache SATA 6.0 Gb/s

GPU: EVGA gtx 670 superclocked

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June 5, 2012 6:21:33 PM
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For gaming, cut the CPU down to an i5-3570k. If you're CF/SLIng, that is still too much power. 1/4th of that is scrap. Get a 750W PSU.
June 5, 2012 6:22:00 PM

Do you plan on overclocking? If so, you should get an after-market cooler. The Cooler Master Hyper 212-Evo is a good choice.
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June 5, 2012 6:24:21 PM

is HT really not important for gaming? if so I will ditch i7...and yes I want to OC but avoid liquid cooling so probably not over 10%...I don't want to push higher than 60*C-high 50s
June 5, 2012 6:29:49 PM

No, no game uses 8 virtual cores (threads). BF3, at most, uses 4.
June 5, 2012 6:30:57 PM

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June 5, 2012 6:51:04 PM

azeem40 said:
No, no game uses 8 virtual cores (threads). BF3, at most, uses 4.


A few do, such as dragon age origins which is over 2 years old. But most do not.
June 5, 2012 6:54:14 PM

Never heard of it. Where does it state it uses 8 virtual cores?
June 5, 2012 9:17:19 PM

all the current games required (2,4 cores) not more than this.
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