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July 27, 2012 3:48:59 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d6yB

This is my proposed build, wondering if there's any issues that anyone would see. I would be Running ArmA 2/ 3 When it comes out plus BF3 on max graphics looking for it to run cool w/o overclocking and do you have any tips on the build

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July 27, 2012 5:30:45 AM

This build will perform better.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($437.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($143.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1301.30
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-27 01:30 EDT-0400)
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a b K Overclocking
July 27, 2012 1:13:43 PM

Both builds feature i5-3570K and GTX670, so any differences will be piddling. Otherwise, there is too much Crappermaster in both of them. In any case, any new gaming PC built today should be Intel, not AMD. Take a look at Rosewill or Antec for cases, and Xigmatek, Corsair, or Noctua for CPU coolers.
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a b K Overclocking
July 27, 2012 2:16:39 PM

the hyper 212 is pretty much the best bang for buck. corsair liquid coolers arent all that great and the a50 isnt always cheap. noctua is good but higher priced.
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July 27, 2012 8:38:15 PM

What would make the Intel sit above the AMD's? especially the FX 8-core
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a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2012 12:05:44 AM

if you dont know, intel DESTROYS amd in games (10fps or so). the only amd option id get is the phenom ii x4 965 BE. even phenom beats fx
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a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2012 12:08:31 AM

not trying to be fanboy though. if you like amd, get phenom
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July 28, 2012 12:42:58 AM

any good in upgradng the i5 to an i7?
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a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2012 12:47:53 AM

no. unless you are like me who needs my system to not get slow enough for me to use 10 years later
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a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2012 11:02:20 PM

i didnt pick the pro series since they have a much lower power phase count (4 phase and they arent like the asus power phases)

you could have made it even cheaper since the ram costs like 57 dollars.

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a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2012 11:02:38 PM

4 phase could be sufficent though
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July 28, 2012 11:10:36 PM

TheBigTroll said:
i didnt pick the pro series since they have a much lower power phase count (4 phase and they arent like the asus power phases)

you could have made it even cheaper since the ram costs like 57 dollars.

It is. Phases only matter when you OC real high.

There. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dhXj
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a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2012 11:19:11 PM

id pay the little extra just to be safe. it will work fine though
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July 28, 2012 11:20:51 PM

It's not going to fry the motherboard or anything. I doubt it will be a problem for him.
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a b K Overclocking
July 28, 2012 11:27:19 PM

ok then.
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