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December 7, 2012 12:51:02 AM

Hi.

I'm planning to get a desktop for entertainment, mainly for pc gaming/movies.

I was leaning toward to getting pre-built desktops from well-known websites such as ibuypower and cyberpc.

However, many people out in the community suggested me to build one myself.

I've never built a computer myself so this will be quite challenging...sorry I'll get right into questions now lol

***Could someone tell me if all these components will be compatible for each other and work without problems?

**Do I have a sufficient cooler for my CPU/GPU? (I'm more concerned with my gpu since it's OCed)

*What fps would I get from playing crysis2 or bf3 on ultra settings?

I would really really appreciate all your comments!

The desktop components are listed as in the following.

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504

GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814125418

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157293

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231314

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Item #: N82E16811147153

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139027

Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate
Item #: N82E16820223103

CORSAIR Hydro series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835181010

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December 7, 2012 1:47:38 AM

Everything should fit together fine, there's nothing really wrong with the build at all. If you bought this tomorrow, you'd be fine. My only slight concern would be that I can't see any terribly reliable info about how long a graphics card that case can fit. A quick google shows several people saying 11inches, your graphics card is around 10.5. If it were me, I'd try and find better info on that just to be 100% sure. It's likely to be fine.

Your graphics card is factory overclocked, and they usually aren't a huge amount above stock. It's also massive and has three fans, I think you are good :)  The Windforce coolers tend to be well reviewed.

As for FPS, that's totally dependant on your resolution. At 1080P, you'd be looking at 40+FPS on Crysis2, BF3 would be similar.


Couple of thoughts-

1) The H50 is a really basic CPU cooler. It'll do the job to a degree, but if you want to overclock then it's probably not much good. Unless you picked a cooler like this for aesthetic/acoustic/layout reasons, it'd be better to go with either something more expensive or a straightforward air alternative like the 212 Hyper Evo.

2) If you aren't planning on overclocking your CPU, there's no point buying a K-series processor and little point buying a Z77 motherboard.

3) Should you choose to change anything and find you have money to spare, then there a couple of alternatives of where to spend it.
If you want to play games at higher resolutions, ploughing more cash into the graphics card is the way to go.
If you want to speed up your day-to-day activities, get an SSD for Windows and a few other things
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December 7, 2012 2:09:00 AM

Rammy said:
Everything should fit together fine, there's nothing really wrong with the build at all. If you bought this tomorrow, you'd be fine. My only slight concern would be that I can't see any terribly reliable info about how long a graphics card that case can fit. A quick google shows several people saying 11inches, your graphics card is around 10.5. If it were me, I'd try and find better info on that just to be 100% sure. It's likely to be fine.

Your graphics card is factory overclocked, and they usually aren't a huge amount above stock. It's also massive and has three fans, I think you are good :)  The Windforce coolers tend to be well reviewed.

As for FPS, that's totally dependant on your resolution. At 1080P, you'd be looking at 40+FPS on Crysis2, BF3 would be similar.


Couple of thoughts-

1) The H50 is a really basic CPU cooler. It'll do the job to a degree, but if you want to overclock then it's probably not much good. Unless you picked a cooler like this for aesthetic/acoustic/layout reasons, it'd be better to go with either something more expensive or a straightforward air alternative like the 212 Hyper Evo.

2) If you aren't planning on overclocking your CPU, there's no point buying a K-series processor and little point buying a Z77 motherboard.

3) Should you choose to change anything and find you have money to spare, then there a couple of alternatives of where to spend it.
If you want to play games at higher resolutions, ploughing more cash into the graphics card is the way to go.
If you want to speed up your day-to-day activities, get an SSD for Windows and a few other things



Thanks for your reply!
Case/graphics card size problem is a very good point. I'm happy that you brought that up. I hope I could keep that case though. It's really hard to find an affordable case with 3 fans included.
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December 7, 2012 2:10:10 AM

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