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Brand New Build. Need thoughts and opinions about it

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June 15, 2012 12:14:29 AM

Hello all. I am going to be building a new system here very soon. I'm scrapping my old system as it's pretty archaic lol I wanted to get everyones opinions on it, and suggestions if you got a better piece that could replace the ones on it, while not going over board on price. pcpartpicker has the total for these parts as around $908. That was a bit more then I wanted to pay, but at the same time I wanted an above average video card. So without further ado here is the specs.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/a9j8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/a9j8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/a9j8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
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 ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($287.10 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $908.16
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-14 20:11 EDT-0400)

The system will be running Windows 7 64 bit home edition. The one thing I am currently uncertain about is really the PSU. I'm not sure which ones are good brands or exactly how much power I will need. I will also say, that I am thinking about upgrading the memory to a total of 16gb when I get the extra money to do so. It is just not a necessary thing at the moment to go that high.

Thank you all for your feedback, I look forward to hearing opinions on it.

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June 15, 2012 12:21:46 AM

also, 8gb of ram i more than enough for most users out there so there isnt a point of getting 16gb unless you video edit
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June 15, 2012 12:31:23 AM

Is the 7850 better than the 570? I won't be overclocking anything. I'm not that advanced at computers. But every site i've seen has the 570 listed as better on the benchmark than the 7850. I'm just wondering what the difference really is.
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June 15, 2012 12:38:57 AM

if you are not overclocking anything, it changes your build

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/a9to

it will perform about the same as the other recommendation or a bit better. overclocking is very easy. there are many guides on how to do so. in this new recommendation, i picked out the highest overclocked 7850 out there in case you wont overclock the graphics. you cannot overclock the cpu since it is locked in this build
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June 15, 2012 12:46:44 AM

I'm thinking if I can figure out how to overclock then I will do it. I have just never attempted to do it before.
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June 15, 2012 12:50:54 AM

alright I will. I appreciate your help a lot. If I overclock the 7850 do you think it's going to be a stronger card in the long run vs the 570?
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June 15, 2012 12:53:24 AM

it is already stock overclocked a bit. at this factory overclock, there isnt any problem for it to beat a 570. of course you can push it even further so that you can play games better in the future. or you could wait for nvidia to launch their gtx 660 or 660ti later in the summer
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