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NEW GAMING BUDGET WITH gtx 670

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August 9, 2012 3:35:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ed4E
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ed4E/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ed4E/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1180.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-09 11:34 EDT-0400)

I have a 25 inch 1080p monitor. I want to be able to play any game at max settings. Are the parts here all compatible (Is the PSU 650 Watts enough)? Much help would be appreciated to finalize my parts.

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August 9, 2012 3:49:18 PM

Also, should i get a gtx 670 or wait for the gtx 660ti
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August 9, 2012 3:57:06 PM

The 670 is a better card than the 660 Ti .... if budget allows, get one
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

I'd move up to the 612 PWM with Ivy Bridge CPUs

CM Storm Trooper Case - 9.00 rating
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Corsair 500R Case - 9.25 rating
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

500R is a better case for $20 less

You have selected a MoBo which is capable of SLI and a PSU that is not ???? Suggest a Corsair TX / XFX Core Edition 750 watter for moderate overclocking ..... HX850 for heavt OC or CPOU and twin GPUS's
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August 9, 2012 4:00:24 PM

isnt the 660ti the same thing as 670 but 100 dollars less
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August 9, 2012 4:17:06 PM

I dont plan to do SLI, what mobo and psu should i get. also what case should i get instead of the storm trooper? ill be willing to spend anywhere from 80-150 on a computer case
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August 9, 2012 4:33:51 PM

any suggestions?
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August 9, 2012 4:42:33 PM

The psu youve got above is fine, the sabertooth is a good board if you want to go a bit cheaper for an equally good board go for the extreme4 (i have one).

I'd see how the 660ti turns out tbh because as many people have said over the last few weeks on here if you dont get it atleast prices will (should) drop on everything else.
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August 9, 2012 4:48:18 PM

the sabertooth is 250 dollars
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August 9, 2012 4:53:26 PM

Yea thats why i said the extreme 4 is a cheaper option, to be honest with you the system you've posted in the opening post is very good gaming build.

I have the 3570k and the ripjaws in my extreme4 build and i cant speak highly enough of all of them.
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August 9, 2012 6:08:03 PM

which gtx 670 is better, the gigabyte or EVGA FTW?
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August 9, 2012 6:23:06 PM

Gigabyte has a better cooler.
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