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1100 € Gaming system to kill "The Witcher 2"

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September 14, 2012 1:17:42 AM

Hey fellas,

In my last post I was talking about upgrading my oldest system but after reading trough the comments it became clear that an entirely new build would be the better option. (cause I had to replace my MB,CPU and GPU anyway :p )

I'm mostly asking if the parts are compatible cause all the diffrent motherboards really confuse the f out of me :pfff: 
Next to that I've got no idea what Harddisk to chose, Don't have the spare money for an SSD so a good Harddisk would be nice.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Today/tomorow
Budget Range: 1000 - 1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mostly and then the normal stuff
Are you buying a monitor: Nope, not now.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: It's a dutch site I'm using so if you guys point out something I'll try and find it myself on there.

Parts Preferences: Doesn't really matter. High quality brands that won't fail me I guess. :bounce: 
Oh! I would like a partually modular POWER SUPPLY to get some easy cable management

Overclocking: Maybe, considered it twice but I'm not good at it.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I get the idea that the higher end cards never really drop in price so prob not.
Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I'm not going full out on this one, I'm trying to safe money were I can without losing to much performance.
Reason for new system: I want a system that will own the current games and will do great for quite some time. I'm happy about the system I bought last year (580gtx is doing well) and I want this one to do the same. If it can own The Witcher II (without the uber sampling I'll be happy) , Guild Wars 2, Crysis 2 and BF3 can't be played competitively on old system.

What I came up with.

Motherboard => I'm really confused here. Gigabyte or assrock... Assrock looks great but most people go for gigabyte...I'm looking for a good gaming board with nothing to fancy for around 100-140 :) 

Asus P8Z77-M Pro



GPU Gigabyte GTX670 N670OC-2GD
CPU => Intel Core i5-3570K/ 3.40GHz

PSU => Corsair PSU HX650 Watt
RAM => Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9


Case => Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
HDD => Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB WD10EALX

Reader => Asus DRW-24B3ST
Cooler => Arctic-Cooling Freezer 13

OS => W7

Your thoughts ? ;) 

cheers!
September 14, 2012 1:23:00 AM

give me a second.
September 14, 2012 1:24:53 AM

It's 3:24 AM here atm So I'm not going to buy it untill tomorow evening, no rush ;) . Thx for checking it out :) 
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September 14, 2012 1:29:59 AM

here:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£78.74 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.02 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£62.39 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£82.80 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£318.93 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.49 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £951.53

add an OS and you've got yourself a nice powerful rig right under your budget.
September 14, 2012 1:38:48 AM

Wow that was impressive! Thanks ! :D 

Any particular reason why you would go with the 7970 ? Isn't the 670 more powerfull ?

Secondly, 850W, is that needed for this rig ? And is XFX reliable ? :) 
September 14, 2012 1:49:27 AM

LordXzavior said:
Wow that was impressive! Thanks ! :D 

Any particular reason why you would go with the 7970 ? Isn't the 670 more powerfull ?

Secondly, 850W, is that needed for this rig ? And is XFX reliable ? :) 


*That 7970 is faster than the GTX670 and GTX680 by a fair margin, and if you overclock it.... oh boy!!

*the 850w PSU is for adding a second 7970 anytime you want and it will allow you to do some heavy overclocks

*XFX is extremely reliable (their PSUs are made by seasonic)
!