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August 8, 2012 12:56:03 AM

Hello internet i am looking to buy a prebuilt gaming computer for somewhere around $2000 (monitor and everthing included). I would like to be playing games like black ops 2 and skyrim on high settings at 60+ fps. I made this set up on ibuypower and it cost $2150. I was wondering if you guys would help me cut back on some stuff but still be able to play at what i want to. I realize that i could build a computer for much cheaper and get better quality but i am new to this and i just dont want to.

This was the setup that i made:

NZXT guardian 921 case
i7 3770k with 10% overclocking
8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 G. skill ripjaws x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - 2GB - EVGA FTW - Core: 1084MHz
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H motherboard
1000 watt standard psu
2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s

i just want any recommendations on where i cut back

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a b 4 Gaming
August 8, 2012 1:25:40 AM

So you dont need the following for a gaming setup:
1. I7 3770K get this: $337
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz $229
savings = $108

2. You do not need a 1000 w PSU for that setup:
1000 w PSU $209
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular $159
Savings = $50

3. You do not need a 2 TB HDD for gaming:
2 TB HDD = $119
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM $94
Savings = $25

Total Savings = $183

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a b 4 Gaming
August 8, 2012 1:29:00 AM

Start with the CPU. An i5-3570K will game just as well for a bunch less and will still OC if you want that. You could save more with an i5-3450 and skip the OC. Again, you cannot see the difference gaming. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

8GB memory is right

GTX 670 is excellent, you should be able to get video that good in a $2000 system.

I don't know either the PSU or the MB.

The disk drive seems basic, hard to save money there.
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August 8, 2012 1:41:24 AM

Get rid of the 10% overclocking, you can do that yourself. Also, you can get a non overclocked 670, it will still be overkill for Skyrim and CoD. You will also get by fine with a 600W PSU, unless you want to do SLI in the future.
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August 8, 2012 1:45:52 AM

You need a better air cooler for OCing. Get the Noctua NH d14 and a core i5 3570k. Core i5 and i7 are same when it comes to gaming. Get a 750W PSU or a 650W because GTX 670 is very power efficient even for an SLI, it can run in 650W. GET the corsaie TX650. No problem with 2TB hard disk. Only buy 1.5 v ram with short heat sinks
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August 8, 2012 1:50:34 AM

avenseth12 said:
So you dont need the following for a gaming setup:
1. I7 3770K get this: $337
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz $229
savings = $108

2. You do not need a 1000 w PSU for that setup:
1000 w PSU $209
SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular $159
Savings = $50

3. You do not need a 2 TB HDD for gaming:
2 TB HDD = $119
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM $94
Savings = $25

Total Savings = $183


I wouldn't get rid of the 2 TB drive. For $25 you get double the storage space, which is worth it in my opinion.
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August 8, 2012 2:06:25 AM

AyuX said:
You need a better air cooler for OCing. Get the Noctua NH d14 and a core i5 3570k. Core i5 and i7 are same when it comes to gaming. Get a 750W PSU or a 650W because GTX 670 is very power efficient even for an SLI, it can run in 650W. GET the corsaie TX650. No problem with 2TB hard disk. Only buy 1.5 v ram with short heat sinks


I have the Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System with ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade is that good enough for cooling
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August 15, 2012 12:08:58 AM

Best answer selected by ace831.
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