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September 4, 2012 2:20:16 AM

I was wondering if I made good choices with this system. First of all this system wont die on me will it. second of all do I need better parts or maybe I could save some money in certain places? give your suggestions thanks!


MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Intel Core i5-2500K

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...



CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
(I might do sli later)


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-371-...


WD Green WD20EARX Hard Drive - 2TB, 3.5" SATA, 64MB Cache


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...


ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=27-135-...

total price around 1000$


And last of all the usual question..... Can this run bf3 on high-ultra at around 40fps? I have been doint research and it should be able to run bf3 at ultra on a 720p monitor at 40fps right? correct me if Im wrong.
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September 4, 2012 2:23:26 AM

you shouldm howver, you'll get far better performance with a GTX 670 instead of 570, and a i5-3570K instead of 2500K, and a Z77 motherboard
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September 4, 2012 2:23:53 AM

I get around 25-30 fps on ultra with Hd 6670, 4 gig ram, and athelon dual core proc (3.0 ghz) With a build like that I'm sure you can get 40 no prob
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September 4, 2012 2:24:23 AM

Jeremeh said:
I get around 25-30 fps on ultra with Hd 6670, 4 gig ram, and athelon dual core proc (3.0 ghz) With a build like that I'm sure you can get 40 no prob


That was quick lol. any idea on if the parts are good quality. Also if I can save some money in certain places?
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September 4, 2012 2:29:09 AM

Lol im kindof already going to be spending enough money. I dont really want to upgrade. acctually I would preferably downgrade a bit. but I want to keep the processor and the graphics card. the rest is up for change. Im just wondering how my parts will last. and If some of them are un needed. or a bad deal
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September 4, 2012 2:41:24 AM

1. Would use something like this
2. Get low profile ram, the high profile corsair ram can interfere if you put a heatsink on the cpu. don't make the k in the i5-2500k go to waste.
3. A superclocked 570 at 280$ is a waste when the 7870 can be found cheaper than it and performs about 580 level. It also has more vram and will run cooler. the vram on the 570 will hit the bf3 wall at some point, if thats one of the reasons you are buying a 570.
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September 4, 2012 10:06:23 PM

dudewitbow said:
1. Would use something like this
2. Get low profile ram, the high profile corsair ram can interfere if you put a heatsink on the cpu. don't make the k in the i5-2500k go to waste.
3. A superclocked 570 at 280$ is a waste when the 7870 can be found cheaper than it and performs about 580 level. It also has more vram and will run cooler. the vram on the 570 will hit the bf3 wall at some point, if thats one of the reasons you are buying a 570.



Thanks for the tip. Ill do some research then decide whether to follow your advice or not. Thanks! also do you mean to overclock the i5? and what do you mean by low profile ram? does that mean its smaller? Im open to any other suggestions! also can someone tell me if all the parts are compatible with each other?
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September 5, 2012 12:21:50 AM

hudsonluke said:
Thanks for the tip. Ill do some research then decide whether to follow your advice or not. Thanks! also do you mean to overclock the i5? and what do you mean by low profile ram? does that mean its smaller? Im open to any other suggestions! also can someone tell me if all the parts are compatible with each other?



low profile ram is ram where the heatsinks are short and do not extend much from the top of the ram. The importance of low profile ram is that many heatsinks are large enough that it hovers over the ram slots, and if your ram isn't low profile, the heatsink becomes uninstallable. This is more prevalent in overclocking builds since its not really required to actually buy a heatsink for non k series cpu's as much.
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September 5, 2012 2:05:28 AM

ah ok. also I have decided to get the 7870 instead of the gtx 570. Thanks for the tip! It is a better deal =). thanks! also can someone confirm that all my parts are compatible?
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September 5, 2012 2:07:43 AM

also is a heat sink needed for overclocking the processor? will it get too hot without one?
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September 5, 2012 2:26:33 AM

hudsonluke said:
also is a heat sink needed for overclocking the processor? will it get too hot without one?



intel gives you a stock one, but with the stock, its highly unadvised to overclock till you change it out.
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September 5, 2012 7:36:38 PM

dudewitbow said:
intel gives you a stock one, but with the stock, its highly unadvised to overclock till you change it out.


Thanks! good to know! ill be sure to add a heatsync to the parts for my build? would you suggest a certain one?
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September 6, 2012 1:04:44 AM

if you want the most generic one, hyper 212+ or evo varient of above is the most common for price/performance ratio. paying more is to reach those slightly harder to reach temperatures.
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September 6, 2012 11:52:58 PM

i agree with the z77 board. that is a must for future proofing your wallet and your computer.
and the ivy bridge i5 3750k i would go with, pointless in spending cash on a sandy bridge i5 as a ivy bridge cost 10-20 dollars more.. i'd say thats well worth investment of 20 dollars. :) 
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September 7, 2012 11:23:12 PM

Best answer selected by hudsonluke.
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