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$1300 final I-7 gaming build

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June 12, 2012 12:21:06 AM

So this is the build I'm thinking of for my new pc. I don't want to have to really worry about upgrading any of the parts for a long time which is why i want to go the I-7 route. I want to be sure about the compatibility of these parts and if there are any specifics things I have to do with any of them. Also if there are any better options as far as performance or reliability with any of these parts I would be welcome to any suggestions.

PCPartPicker part list:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.12 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Plextor PX-M3S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($68.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1309.90

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June 12, 2012 12:44:17 AM

An i7 makes zero difference when gaming. There is absolutely no advantage in going with an i7 over an i5 for gaming. i5 is the way to go. If I were you, I would get an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and an i5-3570k. Also, will an SSD be sufficient? Won't you need an extra Hard Drive as well?