My Gaming Build.

Hello .. I'm from Egypt so you don't have to worry about my budget or from where I will get it. I just want you to tell me your opinions :)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming in the first place and I want to play all games maxed out [ max FPS ] ( I only play FPS games like BF3, MW3, upcoming games like MOH:Warfigher, Crysis 3 and racing games like Most Wanted, The Run ), Browsing Internet and watching videos & Blu-Ray Movies.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade:
CPU : Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz 8MB Cache
Mobo : ASUS Maximus V Gene Motherboard or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H or ASUS P8Z77-V LK ( these are the best choices in my market )
RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CL9
VGA : I can wait for GTX660 or get GTX570
SSD : Corsair Force Series GT 120GB
PSU : NZXT HALE82 650W
CASE : NZXT Phantom 410 black

Overclocking: No, and I won't think about it in the future.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I know that the i5-3550 is just good for gaming, but I think if I can get the i7, I'll buy it cuz i'm not planning to upgrade before 4-5 years.

I know because if i'm not planning to overclock, i can get a cheaper mobo ( than the Maximus V ) but i really love this mobo and i want it..but really want to hear your opinions too :D

Is the GTX570 good to max out the type of games I talked about? Is it any good for me to wait for GTX660?

What do you think about this SSD and the PSU ?

How is the Phantom 410 cable management .. is it good?

Finally, sorry if it too long to read, but really I appreciate your help.
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  1. in 4-5 years we will be in a new socket era, so being able to futureproof anything in this age is not going to happen, save some bucks get the i5 3570k. For Video Cards i have heard that the AMD Radeon 7850 is an awesome choice for gaming, same as a GTX 680

    SSD wise, I would go for a Crucial SSD or a vertex 4 (if you like living on the edge)
  2. Thanks Shockattackr for your quick reply..
    Okay I think I will go for the 3570K, but I really don't like AMD ( don't know why ) just not a fan so I want to hear your opinion in GTX570 or just wait for the 660?
    Crucial or vertex 4 is not available in my market :(
  3. From different reviews i have seen, It looks like the 570 gets really hot while playing games like Metro 2033 and such, I dont have full knowledge on the Video Cards these days, but I just casually go look at reviews of different Video cards, if you dont mind the Hot Temps of the 570 get it, if not get a 660 or a 680 depending on avail
  4. Thank you, Shockattackr
    Any other opinions? :D
  5. Just did some searching, the 660's drop in 16 days, If you can wait that long, i would recommend buying one. I have read that they are better then 670's
  6. Yea, I can wait..thank you very very much Shock :love:
  7. Mobo: Get the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H, the others are a ripoff.
    SSD: Good.
    PSU: Never heard of NZXT making PSUs, get a Corsair/Antec/Seasonic/XFX instead. 550W is sufficient if you don't SLI/CF.
    CPU: No use in getting a 3570K if you don't overclock, get a 3450.
    GPU: I think the 7870s dropped in price already so you might be able to grab hold of one, if not wait for the 660.
  8. The Hale82 was reported as being a high quality power supply
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5277/nzxt-hale82-650w-750w
  9. Shockattackr said:
    The Hale82 was reported as being a high quality power supply
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5277/nzxt-hale82-650w-750w


  10. The Hale82 uses the Seasonic circuitry and japanese Caps (dont know if that makes a huge difference)
  11. Thanks guys, fpoon why do you think that ASUS mobos are 'ripoff' ?
  12. They are expensive :( i bought mine for 200ish and found out that an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 board was much cheaper and could do the same thing
  13. But I heard that the ASUS mobos are the best to get.......!!!!!!!!
  14. they have their features, but the ASRock board was a recommended buy for its price and Toms Hardware Approved.

    Dont get me wrong I will always buy an asus board all the time. have since the early days of the Athlon x64 days
  15. They are the best when it comes to the higher end boards, but on the low end, avoid them.

    Gigabyte or Asrock are the way to go.

    See if you can find a Sabertooth Z77. That board is great.
  16. Sorry, but what are the High End boards and the low end ones ?
  17. High end boards include the Rampage series or Sabertooths (pretty much anything that costs an arm and a leg from Asus)
    Low ends are the H77 models, some of the Z77 boards like the P8Z77 - V <--- thats the lowest pretty much
  18. ahmed_zokey said:
    Sorry, but what are the High End boards and the low end ones ?


    High end boards are usually boards with Firewire, eSATA, Bluetooth, maybe integrated Wi-fi. They usually support full Crossfire/SLI and better overclocking because of the power phase.

    That said, the Maximus V Gene isn't very high end because it is MicroATX, and includes less than normal PCIe slots.
  19. fpoon said:
    High end boards are usually boards with Firewire, eSATA, Bluetooth, maybe integrated Wi-fi. They usually support full Crossfire/SLI and better overclocking because of the power phase.


    The Asus P8Z77 - V all have Intergrated Wifi and support depending on the board 3 way SLI Also I believe you can throw some Esata on the board
  20. Ahh, got it.
    Thanks alot Shockattackr and fpoon, I really Appreciate your help.
    So you think I go for i5, GA-Z77X-D3H and wait for GTX660!!
    Any other comments? :D Help, Tom's people :D
  21. Shockattackr said:
    The Asus P8Z77 - V all have Intergrated Wifi and support depending on the board 3 way SLI Also I believe you can throw some Esata on the board


    P8Z77-V above. That means P8Z77-V, P8Z77-V Pro, P8Z77-V Deluxe, and P8Z77-V Premium.
  22. Any comments ? :hello:
  23. Upon even more researching, (sorry about this) I have found that the GTX 670 is a good buy so is getting a 7950/7970 all 3 are awesome Cards
  24. The GTX670 is 2GB, and I think it's too much memory for just one monitor!! what do you think ?
  25. meh I myself is thinkinh about picking up one of these cards
  26. Go for the GTX :p
    Any suggestions, guys?
  27. So no problems or any suggestions ?
    And I want to know the best modular PSU in everything specially in cable management ( cables length )?! what do you think about this Hale82 650W ?
  28. Please help, Is this cooler is good enough for ivy ?! I heard there's temperature issues with new ivy processors!!
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-T812-24PK-R1-Aluminum-Heatpipe/dp/B008TCVFXW/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1344535356&sr=8-5&keywords=TPC+812+CPU+Cooler
  29. For that money, you'd rather choose something like this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH-D14/dp/B002VKVZ1A
    But only if you are overclocking.
  30. fpoon said:
    For that money, you'd rather choose something like this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH-D14/dp/B002VKVZ1A
    But only if you are overclocking.


    No, I'm not going to overclock !! but just to be in the safe zone cuz what I heard about ivy temperature..or it will be okay with the intel fan?
  31. ahmed_zokey said:
    No, I'm not going to overclock !! but just to be in the safe zone cuz what I heard about ivy temperature..or it will be okay with the intel fan?


    The stock cooler is fine if you aren't overclocking.
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