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Looking to give business to a local shop

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July 27, 2012 4:43:44 PM

I received excellent customer experience from a local shop and am planning to give them my business when I replace my 4-year-old rig.

This is a mutli-purpose machine: Web, movies, etc., on which I plan to lay waste to 2-3 games per year (I spent a LOT of time with Skyrim last winter, for example) and want something that will let me play the latest games over the next 4 years or so without worry.

Here's what I've spec'd out using their online interface -- since they're local, I can probably do some substitution (among the parts they offer).

Chassis Antec Dark Fleet DF-85
Power 750W Antec High Current Pro 80PLUS Gold Power Supply
Motherboard ASUS Sabertooth Z77, LGA 1155, SATA6Gb/s, SLI/XFIRE, SMART DIGI+, TUF Thermal Armor
CPU Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz, 8MB Cache, LGA1155 Processor
CPU Cooling Zalman CNPS5X SZ
System Memory 8GB (2 x 4GB) , PC3-12800, 1600MHz (Patriot Viper Xtreme)
Video Adapter 1 AMD RADEON HD 7970 3GB DDR5
Optical 1 12x Blu-ray Player, 3D Playback, M-DISC, LightScribe - 12xBD-R/10xBD-ROM/16xDVD/48xCD-R
Hard Drive 1 Crucial 256GB M4 Series SATA III 6GB/sec Solid State Drive
Hard Drive 2 1TB 7200RPM, 64MB Cache, SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Specific thoughts: The case may seem like too much, but a I like the look, the airflow and the dust filters. Since I'm not OC'ing or using more than one vid card, 750W seems like it's probably too much. I'm also not sure I need the additional cooling with all those stock fans. I'm on the fence about going for the SSD since it jacks the price up so much. I'm also thinking the GXT 570 might meet my needs well enough -- it's a lot more powerful than my current card (a Radeon 7750), which chews through what I throw at it pretty well on pretty high settings.

One other possibility that doesn't change the price would be go with the i5-3570K and OC it. (Have no experience with OC'ing).

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July 27, 2012 4:52:05 PM

I would go with the i5 and for cpu cooling looks fine, everyything else looks fine. the SSD is really Reliable so i have heard
July 27, 2012 5:28:07 PM

For comparison, here's what I currently have (and have been quite pleased with since late 2008):

Chassis Model: Antec 900
Processor: CLEARANCE HOT SELLER: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz (1066MHz FSB) (8MB Cache)
Motherboard: CLEARANCE HOT SELLER: NVIDIA 650i Core 2 Quad (Chipset: nForce 650i Ultra)
System Memory: 4GB DDR2 667MHz Corsair
Power Supply: 550W Corsair HX (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition)
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 20x / CD-Writer 48x)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT 512MB (Includes PhysX Technology) [died, replaced with Radeon 7750]
July 27, 2012 5:29:55 PM

the i5 will do better then the i7 for gaming thats why i suggest it, and its cheaper
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