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New system build - Gaming

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September 7, 2012 7:53:14 PM

Hey guys new to the site, seems very informative.

I am building a new gaming pc. Here are the specs, looking for your opinion.
Thanks

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: $1000-$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Everything!

Do you need to buy OS: No _ Have windows 7 64

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg / ncix

Location: BC, Canada

Parts Preferences: Prefer Intel CPU, Nvidia Card
motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard
CPU
Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail
Video
ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU OC 1058MHZ 2GB 6GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
RAM
Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 XMP Dual Channel Memory Kit
Power
Antec High Current Pro 850W 24PIN ATX12V Active PFC 80 Plus Gold SLI Modular Power Supply 135mm Fan

should i get more cooling?

Thanks


"--Thats a 1.65v ram kit, you need a 1.5v ram kit.


---Also you don't need 850w psu, a quality 650w unit would be enough for SLI 660ti's. "

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September 7, 2012 8:13:11 PM

I'd get a 7950, the 660 is crippled in its memory bus. Something like Gigabytes windforce version. Switch the PSU to a 650w Corsair TX v2. Rest looks good.
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September 7, 2012 11:47:56 PM

thanks, changed up the ram and the power supply
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