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$2000 Gaming Rig (Mainly for GuildWars2) Need Advice.

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August 6, 2012 10:13:33 AM

Hey,
So i'm 99% sure about the gaming rig build i want to buy and if everyone thinks its good i will buy everything next week so it arrives at sydney before i get home from this work trip. :) 

Here it is:

Here is new build using all of your input:

CPU - i5 3570k - $235
Memory - Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 - $65
Video Card - ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 Video Card - $480
Mobo - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard - $155
SSD - Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD - $123
HDD - Western Digital WD Black 2TB WD2002FAEX - $189
PSU - Antec High Current Gamer 620W Modular HCG-620M - $115
CPU Cooler - CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - $35
Case - Aerocool X-Predator Case White Edition - $150
Mouse - Cyborg MMO 7 - $130
Monitor - Achieva Shimian QH270 - IPSBS 27inch 2560 x 1440P white edition (to match case!!) - $300

Total = $1977

This system will be mainly used for mmo's like guild wars 2 and wow etc.
Any hints and tips on what i have chosen would be fantastic. Thanks everyone. :D 

Also if i want to sli my zotac amp gtx 670 with another one in the future will it be possible with my mobo as i know they are really thick cards and take upto 3 pci slots each i think.

Chris
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August 6, 2012 11:13:06 AM

It looks great good job only thing i am not sure you be able to SLI in future but other than that looks solid to me.
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August 6, 2012 11:47:27 AM

Ok i will change the video card to - gigabyte gtx 670 with 3 fans and overclock that to the level the zotac is overclocked then sli later on with that card. :D 
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August 6, 2012 11:53:18 AM

Sounds good to me good luck and enjoy! :sol:  :hello: 
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August 6, 2012 12:02:15 PM

Just something to consider: Here in Australia the 7970 costs as much as the 670.

Slightly better performance (but that margin is higher at 2560x1440) and overclocks much better.

But it consumes more power and runs hotter (requiring fans to spin faster = louder).

Just something to consider.
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August 6, 2012 12:07:13 PM

670 gets my vote
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August 6, 2012 3:23:14 PM

hmm how hard is it to overclock a 7970 and the 7970 is better at 2560x1440?
What non-reference 7970 to get then?
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