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July 28, 2012 4:22:35 AM

I'm gonna build a new machine next month (mid August) and i was just wondering if the following parts are the best bang for the buck. I'm using this build for gaming on 1920x 1200 (dell u2410) resolution. I'd like to play all the latest games such as BF3, GTA V, Asssasins Creed 3, PCX2 and dolphin emulator with 60+ fps.

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430, $40 (Is it worth it to get the corsair 400r?)
Mobo: Asrock z77 Extreme 4, $120
CPU: i5-3570K, $220
CPU Cooler: CM Evo Hyper 212,$35
DVD: Asus DVD, $18
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb $53
Video Card: Gtx 570 or gtx 660~$250
PSU: Corsair CX 600 $60
Extra Fans, 2 120mm $20
SSD: Intel SSD 320, 180g Already own it
OS: W7U Already own it
Total: $810

Budget: $800-900
I already have a mouse and all that stuff.
I'm open to suggestion on how to improve my build, I buy from newegg and Amazon
Also i was considering buying used parts on ebay, which parts do you recommend buying used?

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July 28, 2012 4:29:09 AM

Everything looks good :) 

However, you may want to take a look at the Radeon HD7850 as it has a tremendous overclocking potential that can make it perform much better than a GTX580. The 570 is still a great card, however. (Or wait for the GTX660 Ti, that would be the route I would take).

Also, YES YES YES! Get the 400R! The Elite 430 is a nice budget case, but it has HORRIBLE cable management, whereas the 400R has a very nice amount of room for your cable routing needs :) 
July 28, 2012 8:04:04 AM

mocchan said:
Everything looks good :) 

However, you may want to take a look at the Radeon HD7850 as it has a tremendous overclocking potential that can make it perform much better than a GTX580. The 570 is still a great card, however. (Or wait for the GTX660 Ti, that would be the route I would take).

Also, YES YES YES! Get the 400R! The Elite 430 is a nice budget case, but it has HORRIBLE cable management, whereas the 400R has a very nice amount of room for your cable routing needs :) 


Thanks for your suggestions, i'm gonna save a little more and buy the 500r White in case i get an h100 for the future
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July 28, 2012 8:12:14 AM

Hrmm.. As far as I know the 500R is actually more expensive than the 400R. Just saying.

I don't think you need the 2 extra fans especially if you are buying one of the Corsair Carbide Series cases. Cooling is great even at stock.

Are you planning to overclock and xfire/SLI in the future. If you are, the 600W PSU youhave will not be enough. 650W - 750W is what I would suggest. If not, then a nice 550W PSU would be enough. Here are some brands I trust: Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling.
July 28, 2012 5:26:17 PM

boludoso said:
Thanks for your suggestions, i'm gonna save a little more and buy the 500r White in case i get an h100 for the future


You'll LOVE the 500R :) 

I personally own the Corsair Obsidian 550D (it's based around the Chassis of the 500R) and it's a dream to work with.

However, I wouldn't really worry about your PSU if you're planning to get the GTX660/Ti. I'm sure the power consumption will be so low you could SLI with your current PSU. Just like the 7850.

I would be confident to say the same even if you got the 570 and planned to overclock your CPU.
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