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New pc build, is it any good?

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July 24, 2012 5:25:34 AM

Looking to build a new pc for myself, i currently have a corsair tx750 PSU, was wondering if the parts im getting will work fine with this psu or if i need a new one.

Parts list

Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V Intel Z77

cpu - i5 3570k ivy bridge

ram - g-skill ripjawz 16gb ddr3 pc 2133

graphics - gigabyte hd 7970 OC edition, 1000mhz core

Other stuff - 1tb 7200rpm barracuda hdd, dvd burner, 1x 200mm fan, 2x 120mm fans, 1x 120gb ssd drive.

Its been a long time since i built a pc, kind of out of tune with parts and what works well these days. Any advice would be great.

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July 24, 2012 8:19:06 AM

First off, what is this build for? Gaming? Browsing? Video editing?

That system sounds good for most of this.
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July 24, 2012 9:08:30 AM

The GTX 670 is a better value than the 7970. The 7970 outperforms it (especially when overclocked), but not by much. If you can get a 670 for significantly less, go for it.

Also, 16GB is a waste unless you're doing video editing or rendering. Even in heavy multitasking (game, web browser and tons of other stuff in the background) Windows will rarely use more than 5-6 GB of memory. In the overwhelming majority of cases, there is no benefit whatsoever (not even 0.000001%) to having 16GB over 8GB.
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July 24, 2012 1:01:27 PM

thanks for the reply, i may just get 8gig 2400 instead, also i cant find a 670 anywhere i usualy go to for pc stuff where i live, it was a toss up between the 680 and the 7970. il look into the 670 though, but with the specs i have, would the corsair tx 750 psu be enough to game with this?
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July 24, 2012 1:05:53 PM

ranus89 said:
thanks for the reply, i may just get 8gig 2400 instead, also i cant find a 670 anywhere i usualy go to for pc stuff where i live, it was a toss up between the 680 and the 7970. il look into the 670 though, but with the specs i have, would the corsair tx 750 psu be enough to game with this?


More than enough and that is a good power supply.

If you can find a 670 and save the money I probably would, but you won't be sorry if you wind up getting the 7970.
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July 24, 2012 1:18:21 PM

Fill out this form and be a bit more specific on some parts (provide links and/or detailed names for the parts).

This will allow us to help you better.
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July 24, 2012 11:19:11 PM

Okay, so i looked around and found a shop that sells all three, 670, 680 and 7970. I was also looking a general performance comparisons but not sure how reliable they are, by what i have seen the 670 is slightly less better than the other two and the 7970 and 680 are basically on par with each other, each doing some things better than the other.
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