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Feedback on this gaming configuration?

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November 19, 2012 12:56:19 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.93 @ Amazon)

Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($70.49 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($55.71 @ NCIX US)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $754.64

--- Just wanted some feedback on this setup and if the parts will configure well with each other w/o bottlenecking


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November 19, 2012 1:08:58 AM

That should all work fine together without bottlenecks.
November 19, 2012 1:26:59 AM

okay great.. my primary concern was the motherboard and graphics card.. I heard that if you purchase a graphics card dramatically priced higher than the motherboard, issues could arise.
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November 19, 2012 1:42:50 AM

i don't know where you heard that, but my advice; ignore it. a good deal of budget non-OCed i5 gaming builds here and there uses a cheap B75/H77/H61/H67 boards paired with mid to high end GPUs, and works just fine. i'd reckon my i5-2310 + Gigabyte P61 board can handle a 7970 just fine.

if there's one issue i have with my build that consists of a cheap board and a 6870, that used to costs a lot more than the board then, it's that there's no magical driver download to give it the performance of a 7870
November 19, 2012 11:45:52 PM

Best answer selected by moosemoose.