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June 27, 2012 3:54:54 AM

I'm going to get to the point here. This build is for gaming, surfing the web and watching movies(but mostly gaming). I want to know how well this will run guild wars 2 and on max settings and how future proof it is.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU+PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram+SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Hardrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Already have CD/DVD and OC windows 7 64bit)

Notes: I got this motherboard because I am planning on SLI 2 gtx 560 ti.

Thanks for the feed back ^.^

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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2012 4:12:08 AM

All around pretty well. I would recommend spending an extra 60-70 bucks and getting an Ivybridge i5 rather than an i3
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June 27, 2012 4:15:30 AM

tbh, your paying way too much for the psu. 150$ for the psu? you can probably get an ~80$ one and put the rest of the money into a better gpu or cpu.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2012 4:17:52 AM

dudewitbow said:
tbh, your paying way too much for the psu. 150$ for the psu? you can probably get an ~80$ one and put the rest of the money into a better gpu or cpu.


I disagree. That PSU is manufactured by SeaSonic and is well worth the price
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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2012 4:18:50 AM

Pinhedd said:
I disagree. That PSU is manufactured by SeaSonic and is well worth the price


I'm not saying that its a bad psu at all, its a high quality psu. but at this budget, it would definitely serve him better to get a cheaper psu and upgrade another part.

by your logic, its like me suggesting that the psu sucks and that he should get a platinum rated psu or something, which i would totally go against because he can get better and still have a running computer by getting a bronze rated one.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2012 4:20:16 AM

dudewitbow said:
I'm not saying that its a bad psu at all, its a high quality psu. but at this budget, it would definitely serve him better to get a cheaper psu and upgrade another part.


An 80 dollar PSU is dangerous for an SLI build. The 12v draw is enormous even on mid range cards and the transients can throw a crappy PSU out of the ATX specification
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June 27, 2012 4:23:39 AM

TERRIBLE CPU and GPU combination.

If your running SLI, you need a very capabale CPU to limit any chances of a bottleneck. Not only is an i3-2120 very weak compared to a 560ti SLI, but it does not feature an unlocked multiplier, so, basically, you can't overclock it. I'd say get a cheaper GPU and a 2500k so match the SLI.

And I don't know if a 560ti will SLI with only 650W of power, so I'd say go up to about 700$.

And I don't know if you should go over 100$ with a case.

And I'm not sure if Z77 is backwards compatible with Sandy Bridge but you might wanna check that.



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June 27, 2012 4:25:46 AM

Correction: sorry, i3 2120 may not be VERY weak, my exaggeration, but still you should go i5 2500k for power and overclockability
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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2012 7:06:13 AM

Pinhedd said:
An 80 dollar PSU is dangerous for an SLI build. The 12v draw is enormous even on mid range cards and the transients can throw a crappy PSU out of the ATX specification

A bit of an exaggeration. The TX650 V2 is $90 and a better value for the $ than the AX650W. Use the $ saved to get a Radeon 7850.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2012 7:35:35 AM

azeem40 said:
A bit of an exaggeration. The TX650 V2 is $90 and a better value for the $ than the AX650W. Use the $ saved to get a Radeon 7850.


It's not a matter of value. It's a matter of whether or not it does what is needed of it and how long it does it for before it croaks. A better PSU won't make your gaming any better, but a better PSU will last 10 years rather than 3 years.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 27, 2012 7:36:54 AM

When it comes to PSUs, yes, value does matter. If a comparable PSU at a cheaper price is the same in performance as a more expensive PSU, it is wiser to get the cheaper PSU.
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June 27, 2012 7:12:00 PM

A lot of great comments guys keep it up! Um about the i5 2500k i was going to get that but i didn't want to downgrade my gpu : (. I got the case because I had problems with airflow in my last one so I'm securing this also 2 gtx 560 ti run pretty hot together. But ill probably save up the extra $ for the i5 if you think it will bottleneck my gpu. Im going for a better quality psu that will last a while so I wont have to upgrade anytime soon. So therefore I am going to save up the for the i5 with this build and I think I will be good?
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June 28, 2012 12:36:39 AM

Yes, an i5 with this build would be incredibly solid. The 560ti SLI'ed produced astounding results in even the highest of high end games. Additionally, the 2500k is an excellent overclocker and when paired with dual 560ti's, can produce some truly remarkable gaming experiences.

I'd be squealing like a pig with excitement if I was you !

Good Luck !
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