How's my gaming build? (Planning on ordering in next two weeks)

Hello, I have been researching for a really long time, and I think I have decided on my first build, and will be sending the order in, in a week or two.

The main purpose for this build is gaming at max with 60+fps as well as recording and editing game play and videos for YouTube. I plan on playing games like Battlefield 3, GTA IV ICEnhancer, Team Fortress 2, and GTA V if it comes to PC.

I'm currently playing at 1600x900 resolution, but I will eventually upgrade to 1920x1080: I also wish to eventually upgrade to SLI.

The Build:

Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Memory (Ram): G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

Graphics Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Hybrid RS-850-SPHA-D3 850W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & SSI EPS 12V V2.92 SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171061

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134

Burner: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner,3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136250

Thank you for any tips or critiques you can make to my build.

Note: The graphics card and SSD are still up in the air and I am unsure as to what GTX 670 I should get, but I know EVGA has really good customer service so that is what I am putting in for now. Also, I can't decide on whether to get the M4 Crucial 128GB or the Samsung listed in the build. Imput on these would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. Hey,

    Everything's Perfect. Good Build! But, You said..
    Quote:
    I think I have decided on my first build, and will be sending the order in, in a week or two

    So.. Why dont you get the 660Ti, its the same as the 670.. $75 - $100s cheaper, and will be available before you've ordered your system.

    Theres also a 3GB 660Ti planned alongside the 2GB if you need that extra ram for a future multi-monitor setup.

    Oh and dont worry about the SSD now, i mean you'll have to decide when you're ordering it in the coming 2 weeks, as SSD prices keep fluctuating allowing better offers everyday. And I'm sure the Crucial M4 will see better prices soon.. So keep your eyes peeled. If not, the Samsung is great!

    And, you should add this:

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344310641&sr=8-1&keywords=212+EVO
  2. What's your budget?
    Get a decent 750W PSU instead of that one. The TX750 is fine, and so are OCZ's and XFX's.
    Wait until Tom's reviews the 660 Ti.
  3. Rig is fine, but here are my 2 cents:

    -Swap for a Corsair HX650/750 PSU. No need for anything higher than 800 even if you decide to SLI 670/680s

    -Swap the Samsung SSD for an Intel 520 series SSD, faster SSD and 5yr warranty

    -Ditch the Blu ray writer, get a Bluray combo drive if you want to watch Blu-ray movies on you pc

    -Add a good aftermarket CPU cooler, something like the H212 / H60 or the Noctua D14 or Corsair 80/100 if you plan to overclock.
  4. rockstar_7 said:
    Hey,

    Everything's Perfect. Good Build! But, You said..
    Quote:
    I think I have decided on my first build, and will be sending the order in, in a week or two

    So.. Why dont you get the 660Ti, its the same as the 670.. $75 - $100s cheaper, and will be available before you've ordered your system.

    Theres also a 3GB 660Ti planned alongside the 2GB if you need that extra ram for a future multi-monitor setup.

    Oh and dont worry about the SSD now, i mean you'll have to decide when you're ordering it in the coming 2 weeks, as SSD prices keep fluctuating allowing better offers everyday. And I'm sure the Crucial M4 will see better prices soon.. So keep your eyes peeled. If not, the Samsung is great!

    And, you should add this:

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344310641&sr=8-1&keywords=212+EVO



    The 660 ti (192bit) is not the same as the 670 (256bit). There is a huge bandwidth difference.
  5. ...and it's pointless debating the differences, because we haven't seen any benchmarks yet. Just another few days, folks.
  6. Do you think that an i7 3770k would be a better choice for the video editing aspect of my build, since it has hyperthreading?

    My budget is in the sub $1700 range, and the OS is already paid for
  7. datguy88 said:
    Hello, I have been researching for a really long time, and I think I have decided on my first build, and will be sending the order in, in a week or two.

    The main purpose for this build is gaming at max with 60+fps as well as recording and editing game play and videos for YouTube. I plan on playing games like Battlefield 3, GTA IV ICEnhancer, Team Fortress 2, and GTA V if it comes to PC.

    I'm currently playing at 1600x900 resolution, but I will eventually upgrade to 1920x1080: I also wish to eventually upgrade to SLI.

    The Build:

    Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    Memory (Ram): G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

    Graphics Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787

    PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Hybrid RS-850-SPHA-D3 850W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & SSI EPS 12V V2.92 SLI Ready
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171061

    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134

    Burner: LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner,3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136250

    Thank you for any tips or critiques you can make to my build.

    Note: The graphics card and SSD are still up in the air and I am unsure as to what GTX 670 I should get, but I know EVGA has really good customer service so that is what I am putting in for now. Also, I can't decide on whether to get the M4 Crucial 128GB or the Samsung listed in the build. Imput on these would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Good build, just change out that Cooler Master psu for a Corsair, XFX or PC Power & Cooling 750w psu and don't forget to combo your board with that cpu to save some $$$.
  8. I have made some changes to my build

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

    PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231476

    I changed the CPU because I was concerned with not having hyperthreading for editing videos, and I changed the Memory because it was a part of a package deal.

    Could anyone please tell me if the change to the 3770k with hyperthreading actually makes a big difference in editing/recording videos for youtube?
  9. You won't need HT for editing videos. Only if you do something high-scale do you need it.
  10. So just save the $110?
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