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First time builder, wanting to know if this proposed gaming PC is going to work

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September 30, 2012 8:34:26 PM

Hello,
Here are the specifications:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W)

MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45 Intel Z77 Socket 1155 Ivybridge Ready Motherboard

RAM: Samsung Green (MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

GPU: Club3D HD 6950 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

PSU: Antec 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Modular Power Supply

Hard drive:Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache

I'm planning on using my current case which is the Elite 330 Mid Tower Chassis. Not totally sure if the parts will fit in perfectly...

Really appreciate the help, I'm a complete newbie and am finding it difficult to get simple advice!

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September 30, 2012 8:37:45 PM

Why get the 6950? The 7850 beats it by a good margin, and it uses less power to boot.

Parts will probably fit.
September 30, 2012 8:50:17 PM

When I compare them it seems the 6950 has better memory clock and more processing cores..?
Cheers. Also, the case is very old, but I'm not looking to spend a lot on a new one and would only want to do so if really necessary. Would this have a large impact?
January 2, 2014 6:26:58 PM

max_94 said:
When I compare them it seems the 6950 has better memory clock and more processing cores..?
Cheers. Also, the case is very old, but I'm not looking to spend a lot on a new one and would only want to do so if really necessary. Would this have a large impact?


Why not go to haswell? I know there isnt much perfomance difference but why not get the latest and greatest?

Otherwise, its not always about memory clocks and processing cores, I agree with obsma1, pick the 7850 or push that slightly to the 7870
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