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Need advice on Comp Rebuild.

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June 22, 2012 11:16:42 PM

Hey everyone, my current computer is getting quite outdated so I've finally decided to spend around $700 to rehaul my system to something much better. I'm currently running a Phenom x4 3.6ghz, 4gigs ram, gtx560, 2 10kraptors, 600 watt modxstream pro in a CM centurion 5.I've been looking around on newegg and think I have narrowed the new parts down to the following.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (3570k)

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (16 gig gskill ares)

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (crucial m4 128gig)

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (asrock z77 extreme4)

Cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (CM 212 evo) I plan to overclock to atleast 4.2ghz.

I will primarily be using the computer for gaming and just wanted to check with some knowledgeable people to see if this is the best bang for my buck and that everything is compatible and my 600 watt can handle it before I order the parts this weekend. Thank you all and take care.

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June 22, 2012 11:48:46 PM

wheres the graphics card?. the best bang for the buck systems are usually around the 1000 dollar mark

also fill out the how to ask for build advice page at the top of the forum
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June 22, 2012 11:52:04 PM

Ok, the cpu and mothrboard are good the ram is a waste as you will not use more than 8gb in gaming and since this is a gaming rig your not upgrading the video card? If it comes to a choice between a SSD and a video card upgrade then you should upgrade the video card. Take the money fron reducing the ram to 8gb and the money from the SSD and get a better video card. That will make the most difference in a gaming rig.

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C8D-8GAB
$57.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$279.99 and a $25 rebate makes the final price $254.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 22, 2012 11:56:14 PM

if you are planing to go for inzone's recommendation of a 570, id go with a 7850 as it is just as fast while consuming almost half the power
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