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Building a Gaming PC - afraid of bottlenecking or overheating

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July 22, 2012 6:24:39 PM

Howdy, I'm building a gaming rig for the first time but I actually know a fair amount about computer stuffs and I have picked out some parts as seen below.

But my major worry or concern is that I want to:

A. Make sure it won't overheat. (I don't have any immediate plans for OC'ing)
B. Make sure my CPU won't bottleneck my GPU.

PARTS:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz Quad core
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 2 GB
HEAT SINK: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 120mm

I want to be play pretty much every game out now (ARMA 2, BF3 etc.) and I also play a lot of older games too. I'm not a graphics snob but I want the games to look nice and I don't want to have to upgrade for a while. So I don't know if this is overkill or not.

Finally, is the Six-core i7 worth it? Because I REALLY don't want to spend that much but if it's a night and day difference I just might have to.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
July 22, 2012 6:31:52 PM

no need for i7 when gaming go with ivy i5

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

the gpu is ok the heat sink is also ok but ivy do tend to heat up allot more then sandy i would go with this gpu instead if not just go with the evga still like asus more heard they overclock nice and there silent and cool.

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

go with 8gb of ram heard you dont really need more then 4 when gaming etc but most people have 8 i would go with g skill or corsair vengeance 2x4 gb @ 1600

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

i don't really know much about computer just wait for more comments
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July 22, 2012 9:36:36 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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