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Suggestions and compatibility for $1000-$1500 gaming build

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September 4, 2012 1:01:26 AM

Probably going to be buying within a week, need to know if everything will work.

Here's my current idea:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&promoid=1088

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120mm
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=41337

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69883&promoid=1084

Memory:
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59431&promoid=1084

Storage: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green SATA3 Intelli Power 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=62047&promoid=1084

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC 1100MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69492

Case: Antec Three Hundred Two Mid Tower Gaming Case 302 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 & Audio
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67326&promoid=1066

Power Supply: Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140mm Fan
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=38649&promoid=1084

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49597&promoid=1084

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=45271&promoid=1084
September 4, 2012 12:26:03 PM

Generally very good, with a couple of minor observations. The cooler is fairly basic, and doesn't give a lot of "headroom" for overclocking, not, at least, without becoming noisy. The EVO version, of that, is better, for only minor added cost. I've not used either of them, to know for certain, but there CAN be an issue with the clearance, with some, if you are using RAM with high "fins". It may be worthwhile using lower profile RAM, to be on the "safe side", or someone may be able to confirm, that there's definately no problem.
The power supply chosen is excellent, but higher powered than you need, unless you are planning to add a 2nd GPU, in crossfire. 550W or 600W, is more than enough. If you do use lower power, though, still use the same quality. Don't get a "cheapie"
September 4, 2012 1:08:46 PM

Your build looks great i would suggest getting this PSU http://ncix.com/products/?sku=73043&vpn=P1%2D650X%2DXXB... and this card http://ncix.com/products/?sku=75201&vpn=N660TI%20PE2GD5... and get low profile ram as you can see other sites consistently have the GTX 660 Ti beating a 7950 at 1920 resolution.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power...
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-...

Quote:
"As it stands, AMD’s position correctly reflects their performance; the GTX 660 Ti is a solid and relatively consistent 10-15% faster than the 7870, while the 7950 is anywhere between a bit faster to a bit slower depending on what benchmarks you favor. Of course when talking about the 7950 the “anything but equal” maxim still applies here, if not more so than with the GTX 670. The GTX 660 Ti is anywhere 50% ahead of the 7950 and 25% behind it, and everywhere in between."
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-...
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