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September 20, 2012 11:53:20 PM

Hello!
I've been setting up a new build, since my PC is 4 years old already and games don't run so smoothly anymore. My main concern is gaming, so I set up the following build and I would like to get comments on it:

CPU:
Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570K Socket 1155 8MB 3.4Ghz Tray.
But really struggling to come to a decision on whether I should maybe choose the i5-2500K instead.

CPU Fan:
Scythe Mugen 3 Rev B SCMG3100.

MB:
ASROCK Z77 EXTREME4 Z77 CHIPSET.

RAM:
I'd like to know the difference between these two, so I could choose one of them:
Kingston Hyper X Genesis 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600Mhz
or
Kingston Hyper X Blu 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600Mhz.

Case:
ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3250 Blue Front USB3.

PSU:
ENERMAX Naxn 650Watt 80Plus Bronze.

GPU:
I have Sapphire ATI 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI Retail already, and was wondering if it is necessary to buy a new one or leave that one for the time being.

So, I'd really like to know what you think.

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September 21, 2012 1:20:51 AM

Looks good.

Cant tell you the difference between the ram cause you didn't include a link or model number. One probably has a different Cas rating or a different voltage.

Cas 9 is fine, just make sure it's 1.5v or less. Cas 8 is a little faster and more expensive, but you'll never notice the difference.

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September 21, 2012 1:37:12 AM

what i would recommend. if you have a spare hard drive, just take out the seagate i provided. same with the psu
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September 21, 2012 1:42:49 AM

Give me a budget to work with.
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September 21, 2012 2:03:37 AM

It's a bit of a problem giving a budget since I'm going to buy it from a store in my country(Israel), which will probably cost more, so I guess something around 700$-900$(basically the budget without any GPU,).

About HDDs, I'm not planning on buying any, since I already Have 1.75TB of storage space.

Here's some more information on the RAM:
HyperX Blu:
http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/blu
HyperX Genesis:
http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/genesis

Oh, and I'd love if someone answered my questions about my GPU and CPU.

BTW, TheBigTroll, seeing as you offered me to change almost all my components, I'd like to know what's wrong with the ones I specified.
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September 21, 2012 2:11:59 AM

here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $801.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-20 22:11 EDT-0400)

i included a 6950 so you can crossfire it with the one you have.... don't worry, even if they are not from the same brand you can still Crossfire them.
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September 21, 2012 2:13:36 AM

1: i just prefer the ud3h and it has a few more features
2: the hyper 212 is cheap and gets the job done great
3: i usually stick with seasonic, corsair, xfx, pc power and cooling and some antec units over enermax but im sure enermax is ok as well
4: kingston ram usually runs at 1.65v and the ones that run at 1.5v are usually pretty expensive so i chose other brands. your ram must be 1.5v or lower or else you void the intel warranty
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September 21, 2012 2:15:10 AM

idroid said:
here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $801.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-20 22:11 EDT-0400)

i included a 6950 so you can crossfire it with the one you have.... don't worry, even if they are not from the same brand you can still Crossfire them.


Newegg ships to Israel?
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September 21, 2012 2:21:34 AM

TheBigTroll said:

3: i usually stick with seasonic, corsair, xfx, pc power and cooling and some antec units over enermax but im sure enermax is ok as well


You qualify enermax as "OK"????? buddy, Enermax PSU match and most of the time outperform seasonic PSUs, the problem is that they cost more...
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September 21, 2012 2:30:54 AM

idroid said:
You qualify enermax as "OK"????? buddy, Enermax PSU match and most of the time outperform seasonic PSUs, the problem is that they cost more...


There's a deal on the case and the PSU of Enermax(ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3250 Blue Front USB3 + Naxn 650Watt 80Plus Bronze) for 153$. So Is it worth it or should I get a 750W PSU like you specified?
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September 21, 2012 2:32:02 AM

YairGOW said:
There's a deal on the case and the PSU of Enermax(ENERMAX OSTROG ECA3250 Blue Front USB3 + Naxn 650Watt 80Plus Bronze) for 153$. So Is it worth it or should I get a 750W PSU like you specified?


Get the one i specified... 650w will be pushing it for dual 6950s
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September 21, 2012 2:34:07 AM

Will it be ok if I'd stayed with only one 6950, or one isn't enough?
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September 21, 2012 2:37:24 AM

YairGOW said:
Will it be ok if I'd stayed with only one 6950, or one isn't enough?


idk... you tell me. For me, the only GPU configuration that i consider to be enough for i want is quad GTX680s... what are your needs?
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September 21, 2012 2:41:34 AM

idroid said:
For me, the only GPU configuration that i consider to be enough for i want is quad GTX680s...


:o 

How many monitors you have??
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September 21, 2012 2:45:38 AM

proton007 said:
:o 

How many monitors you have??


3x Asus VG278H with 3D enabled i get 55-60fps @5760x1080 with EVERYTHING maxed out.
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September 21, 2012 2:49:03 AM

idroid said:
idk... you tell me. For me, the only GPU configuration that i consider to be enough for i want is quad GTX680s... what are your needs?

I just don't want the GPU to bottleneck the system.
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September 21, 2012 2:51:58 AM

YairGOW said:
I just don't want the GPU to bottleneck the system.


What types of games and at what resolution do you play?
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September 21, 2012 2:55:11 AM

idroid said:
What types of games and at what resolution do you play?

I play at 1920x1080 and would like to be able to play any game.
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September 21, 2012 2:57:28 AM

YairGOW said:
I play at 1920x1080 and would like to be able to play any game.


A single 6950 is enough to play any game @1080p but you will have to lower a lot of detail on the heavy ones.... get the second 6950 ;) 
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September 21, 2012 3:12:44 AM

Ok. Thanks for the help.
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September 21, 2012 3:15:52 AM

YairGOW said:
Ok. Thanks for the help.


You're welcome, make sure to pick a best answer.
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September 21, 2012 3:17:00 AM

Best answer selected by YairGOW.
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September 21, 2012 11:03:18 AM

idroid said:
You qualify enermax as "OK"????? buddy, Enermax PSU match and most of the time outperform seasonic PSUs, the problem is that they cost more...


i just generally dont recommend them. heard they are good but havent read reviews on them much. going to do that now
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September 21, 2012 12:57:39 PM

TheBigTroll said:
i just generally dont recommend them. heard they are good but havent read reviews on them much. going to do that now


I think Enermax was the first to come out with platinum rated psu's. But they also make junk, just like everyone else. (except xfx)
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September 21, 2012 2:20:49 PM

well xfx gets all their psus made from seasonic so everything is good
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