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I5 3570k Build Opinions

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August 25, 2012 3:35:49 AM

Hey guys, just wanted a few opinions on this build. It will be used for gaming mainly, GW2 mainly. I am a fan of BF3 so probably that if i end up buying it. Also, is 600W psu alright for this build?

Approximate Purchase Date: ~4weeks
Budget Range: ~$1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, web browsing
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Skycomp.com.au
Location: NSW, Australia
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No


CPU: i5 3570k
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
Graphics: SAPPHIRE ATI HD7850 OC 2GB
HDD: Western Digital 500GB 7200 rpm 16MB
SDD: OCZ Agility 4 128GB
DVD: ASUS DRW-24B5ST 24x
Case: NZXT Phantom Mid
PSU: CORSAIR 600W CX-600v2

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August 25, 2012 3:54:03 AM

Just a Radeon 7850 in a $1400 budget computer? You should be able to go higher than that if you want to, even with the notorious Australian prices that I've heard so much about.
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August 25, 2012 4:09:59 AM

By higher, I meant a Radeon 7950 or at least a Radeon 7870.
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August 25, 2012 4:20:28 AM

Get the i5 3570 non K or the i5 3550 since you arent OCing and up that GPU as blazorthon said. :D 
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August 25, 2012 6:37:17 AM

g-unit1111 said:
I'd veto the RAM and SSD suggestions. OCZ has OK drives but the updates can either make or break them and they've received a ton of crap for it. And then the RAM with the tall heat sinks is never a good idea.

For RAM I'd suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And then for SSD I'd suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Simply backing up the drive before you upgrade the firmware (which you don't even need to do if you don't want to) solves that problem. The V4 is also a higher performance drive than the Samsung 830, especially for writes and random throughput.
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August 25, 2012 6:48:53 AM

blazorthon said:
Simply backing up the drive before you upgrade the firmware (which you don't even need to do if you don't want to) solves that problem. The V4 is also a higher performance drive than the Samsung 830, especially for writes and random throughput.


Yeah the OCZ drives are faster but the driver updates are far from reliable. That's what I was trying to get at.
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August 25, 2012 6:49:34 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah the OCZ drives are faster but the driver updates are far from reliable. That's what I was trying to get at.


What do you mean by far from reliable?
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August 25, 2012 7:39:28 AM

He means you have a 50/50 chance of it failing or success. Go with a more reliable brand corsair, crucial or intel
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August 25, 2012 7:58:43 AM

garrettk4 said:
He means you have a 50/50 chance of it failing or success. Go with a more reliable brand corsair, crucial or intel


My Vertex 4 128GB has never had a failure from updating its firmware and I've updated it many times. I know several other people with V4s and they also haven't had such problems.
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August 25, 2012 6:15:24 PM

blazorthon said:
My Vertex 4 128GB has never had a failure from updating its firmware and I've updated it many times. I know several other people with V4s and they also haven't had such problems.


Really so most of the articles I've been reading have been spreading false information?
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August 25, 2012 6:46:13 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Really so most of the articles I've been reading have been spreading false information?


Simply point me towards them if you would, I wouldn't mind reading them, but I'm telling you my own experience and that of several others whom I know to have Vertex 4 drives. Previous OCZ drives that I've owned had some problems, but I haven't had any issues with the Vertex 4s.
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August 26, 2012 6:26:15 AM

Thanks guys for the input. Appreciate it :) 
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August 26, 2012 7:32:24 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Really so most of the articles I've been reading have been spreading false information?

You must have read general articles. Specifically, the Vertex 4 is far from unreliable.
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