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New machine is about to get bought, halp.

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July 19, 2012 2:16:29 PM

Hi!

I'm about to buy a gaming machine, for around 1400$ (180k isk).

These are my choices to suit my budget and best performance/price

Intel Core i5-2400 or Intel Core i5-3450 (40$ more)

Gigabyte S1155 B75M-D3V or Gigabyte S1155 H77-DS3H (16$ more)

Mushkin 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (2x4GB) Black Line CL9 1.5V

Point of View GTX670 PCI-E3.0 2GB GDDR5

1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA3 hard disk (ST1000DM003) 64MB

Inter-Tech SL-700 700W Power Supply


SO this is the configuration, but if you see there's no monitor in it, because I have a 40" samsung 3d tv.
I have two questions:
1. Is my config good enough to serve me for a time, would you suggest me any change?
2. I thought to save money I won´t buy a new monitor, I will use the TV with HDMI cable on 1920x1080p, the GTX 670 will have any problem to run games at this resolution or something..yes i read reviews but I want to be sure.

Thank you.
lofej.

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July 19, 2012 2:23:28 PM

id get h77-ds3h board instead of the b75

id get 2400 as the 3450 isnt worth 40 dollars more

id get a evga ftw gtx670 instead since im pretty sure it has a better cooler

id get a nice power supply such as the corsair tx550w v2. you wont be doing SLI with the motherboard you picked out unless you get a asus p8h77-v motherboard. if you are getting the asus board, then you can get a tx750w v2

sounds ok now

July 19, 2012 3:51:13 PM

take a look at the mb pci for the video cards make sure it a 16x with one and 8x by 8x for two cards.. some are 16 and 4.
if you ever need more video power you can drop another 670 in and sli them. also on your build pick up an after maket heat sink like theevo 212 or stock 212. the intel stock heat sink with plastic leads are not as good as a heat sink with a back plate.
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July 19, 2012 9:27:12 PM

smorizio said:
take a look at the mb pci for the video cards make sure it a 16x with one and 8x by 8x for two cards.. some are 16 and 4.
if you ever need more video power you can drop another 670 in and sli them. also on your build pick up an after maket heat sink like theevo 212 or stock 212. the intel stock heat sink with plastic leads are not as good as a heat sink with a back plate.


I see but it would cost me 118$ more if i want an SLI ready motherboard, the Gigabyte S1155 Z77X-UD5H. I dont know if I will need another GTX 670..
July 19, 2012 10:13:56 PM

he will need a SLI certified board (boards that run 8x 8x when 2 cards are plugged in) to use SLi
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