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June 28, 2012 6:39:52 AM

Hi. I posted 2 other threads. Just decided to revise it because I got a lot of good info and my build has totally changed. This will be a gaming computer. I'm actually under my desired price range but I'm pretty comfortable where it is now. I could afford the upgrade to a 3930 but I'm thinking for me (generally a gamer) it's not worth the extra. I'd like input on compatibility + if you think anything can be improved on for price and quality or whatever you think could use improving. Currently at around 1463$ for the whole build. I'd be willing to go up to 2000$ if it was worth the extra.

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:3770 3.5ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Powersupply:700w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: 2x8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD/CD: Basic
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: GTX 670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive: 256 SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any parts I'm missing or things I can improve on? Also would all these parts work together? Like they'd all be compatible + fit together?

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June 28, 2012 6:44:04 AM

Personally I'd save money by going with an i5 instead, and 16GB of memory might be more than you could possibly use while gaming. That aside it looks solid.
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June 28, 2012 6:47:36 AM

as a gamer, downgrade the cpu to a k series i5-3570k. use the money saved to buy a cpu cooler.
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June 28, 2012 12:49:48 PM

if you can get the ssd today, id quickly get the samsung 830. if you cannot get it today, just go with the one i included. they perform very close but samsung is a tad faster
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June 28, 2012 1:59:13 PM

Sorry I forgot to mention that I already have windows 7 and a good monitor.
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June 28, 2012 4:46:01 PM

This is what I'd get for $1500:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($417.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($136.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.74 @ CompUSA)
Optical Drive: LG WH12LS39 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($90.27 @ Amazon)
Total: $1417.45
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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June 28, 2012 5:36:14 PM

Good choices g-unit suggest; however, if you're not going to CF/SLI, cut down the PSU to 550W and the MOBO to an ASRock Z77 Pro3 Gen3. That will save you $64.
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June 28, 2012 6:09:18 PM

would 750 be enough to crossfire on? what PSU minimum would I want for crossfire 670?
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June 28, 2012 6:11:59 PM

750W is enough to OC both GPUs AND the CPU.
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June 28, 2012 6:14:15 PM

phunky_21 said:
would 750 be enough to crossfire on? what PSU minimum would I want for crossfire 670?


Yes - you'll be able to run 2 x 670 in SLI with relative ease on a 750W - it's one of the most energy efficient GPUs that NVIDIA has ever produced.
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