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July 9, 2012 9:30:55 PM

Hi folks, I am considering building a gaming rig. I have never built a machine before, but I have enough knowledge to pull it off I think, either that or really screw things up badly lol. I have a tentative parts list in mind, and I am just looking for some feedback on the selected components. Specifically I am looking to make sure everything is compatible and will work together, also I am wondering about bang for my buck, In other words are there areas I could cut back on cost for my intended purpose, or are there areas that I should ramp up a bit. My intent for the machine is primarily playing WOW, and hopefully GW2 when it releases.

Component list:

MOBO- Asus Maximus V Gene z77 mATX DDR3 Intel LGA 1155

CPU- Intel Core i7 2700K 3.5 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155

RAM- Corsair 16GB Vengeance Low Profile 1600mhz PC3-12800 240 pin Dual ch DDR3 (4ea 4GB sticks)

SSD Drive- Corsair 120 GB force series 3 SATA 3 6GB/s 2.5" SSD

HD- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 3 7200 RPM 64MB Cache.

GPU- EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1280 MB GDDR5

PSU- Corsair HX Professional Series 850W

Cooling- Cooler Master V6GT 220W CPU cooler

Case- Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 ATX Full Tower

I think that's all of the important details, any comments would really help. Thank you.

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July 9, 2012 9:31:45 PM

Swap out the 2700K for a 3570K. 2700K isn't needed for gaming.

Also a 7850 instead of a 570.
July 9, 2012 9:59:29 PM

Id swap the 570 for a 670 if budget allows
swap the Maximus for the Sabertooth
Ditch the Antec DF85 for a Corsair 400r
Ditch the HX850w for the HX650w (thats plenty of power for a modern system)
Cut the RAM to 8gb, 16gb is way overkill
ditch the V6 cooler and get they Hyper 212 EVO
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July 9, 2012 10:00:28 PM

In fact looking at it your system price should come in around the same price with the changes ive made allowing the purchase of the much better GTX670
July 10, 2012 2:07:02 PM

Thank you for the feed back. is the Sabertooth enough of an upgraded MOBO to justify another $150? The case makes total sense though, $50 cheaper and looks great with lots of cooling options (thank you for pointing me in that direction). I figured the graphics card that I had selected was on the light end, but the budget was getting slim when I made that selection, and another $150-$300 on a graphics card seemed a little harsh since I mostly just play WOW, which in the grand scheme of games is not a huge graphics drain. I do however expect GW2 will be so I will investigate the GPU idea further. any thoughts in the best 670-680 card for the money? or even a 7850 as Lucem suggested?
July 10, 2012 3:47:43 PM
July 10, 2012 4:18:43 PM

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