1100$ Build help

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 1100$ (I have used 300$ so I have 800$ left)

System Usage: Gaming( Shogun 2: Total War, Arma 2, Battlefield 3, Mount & Blade, Crysis 2, and Skyrim)

Are you buying a monitor: No

OS: No

Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes, 4.0 - 4.5

SLI or Crossfire: No

Parts not needed: Monitor(1920x1080), Case(HAF 912), RAM(8gb 1600), Dvd Drive, PSU (Corsair CX600)

Try to keep right at or under 800$ for the rest of the parts I need, and I would like to know if the parts I'm looking at are good.

CPU:i5 3570k- 229$

Motherboard: AsRock Extreme4 z77- 135$

Video Card: Gigabyte 7870- 259$

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000- 70$

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 +- 30$

Total: 725$
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  1. what would you be doing on this pc?
  2. hiporc said:
    what would you be doing on this pc?

    System Usage: Gaming( Shogun 2: Total War, Arma 2, Battlefield 3, Mount & Blade, Crysis 2, and Skyrim)
  3. Is that what you meant?
  4. Looks great to me. It's just about the same as my build, but I got the GTX 660 Ti instead.
  5. i would go with the 660 ti personally, it has amazing reviews.
  6. Best answer
    If you can fit it in the budget, grab this...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($105.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $829.94
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-26 20:43 EDT-0400)

    If not, then drop the gtx 670 down to the gtx 660 ti. And upgrade your motherboard to the ASRock z77 Extreme4.
  7. i wouldn't go with the 670, i would stay with the 660 ti, there is a very small proformance difference between them for 100 dollars. i would take that 100 dollars and get a ssd instead; makes everything you put on it load much much quicker. windows 7 start up on hdd = 1 minute, on ssd 8 seconds... otherwise nice build
  8. The gtx 660 ti is actually bottlenecked by the 192 bit memory interface thereby making it slower than what you think. The differences between the minimum and maximum fps greatly fluctuates with the 660 ti. The gtx 670 is far more stable. The 660 ti would be an ok choice; however, if possible, I'd shoot for a gtx 670. A SSD only decreases load times by a few seconds. I'd rather have a more stable fps such as 60-70 rather than 45-70
  9. Redguy, if you have a micro center near you, they will give you $50 off if you buy the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and the i5-3570K together. That's what I got.
  10. The difference between the 660ti and 670 is big enough to warrant spending $100 more.
  11. Best answer selected by Redguy54.
  12. Thanks guys! I'll drop the 7870.
    I'm gonna have to think about whether I want the 660 ti or the 670. I wish I could give all of you the best answer, but I'm gonna give it to Deus for the most complete answer.
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