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June 21, 2012 1:14:05 AM

I am planning a PC build and I would like to know your thoughts on the parts I have so far and the parts I intend to buy. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I have a:
haf coolermaster 932 case
noctua NH-D14 cooler
run of the mill keyboard and mouse (not important to me)
a cheapo dvd-burner (also not important)

I have been looking at:
ASUS HD7770-DC-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (would really like to get some feedback on this)

Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77

If this is not the right tread, then please tell me where to post.
thank in advance

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June 21, 2012 1:18:17 AM

You won't need the NH-D14 with the 2400, since you can't OC it very far.

Either get a 2500K/3570K, or just leave the cooler out of the equation and get a better GPU (something in the range of the 7850 would be nice).
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June 21, 2012 1:21:46 AM

I already have the NH-D14, so why not use it? do you have any more info on the GPU?
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June 21, 2012 1:24:52 AM

Well, if you already have the cooler, I guess it's a moot point, lol, but just know that it's not at all needed.

As far as the GPU goes, I'm not sure what you're asking there. I don't have any specific models of 7850's to recommend, I'm just saying that would be the thing that I would upgrade in this build (not necessarily to JUST a 7850, just something in the performance range).
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June 21, 2012 1:30:26 AM

Do you know any better cards in the 140$ to 180$ price range?
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June 21, 2012 1:36:09 AM

Nah, in that price range, it's basically the 7770 (or 6870) or a GTX 560. Pretty much a toss-up between them (although a 6870 and a factory OC GTX 560 might be a bit better).
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June 21, 2012 1:41:02 AM

thanks. Do you think these cards would run games like skyrim on high or would it be a struggle?
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June 21, 2012 1:45:15 AM

Any of those should be fine for Skyrim on High, actually. 1080p MIGHT make them struggle slightly, but I think you'll be OK there.

Where they would really struggle is with a game like BF3 on Ultra @ 1080p, but they'll still do High-ish settings with reduced AA in that, as well.
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June 21, 2012 1:50:14 AM

Thanks a lot. You have been a HUGE help.
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June 21, 2012 1:51:18 AM

You're welcome. :) 
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June 21, 2012 8:16:46 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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