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October 4, 2012 2:30:59 AM

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October 4, 2012 2:56:10 AM

Everything is compatible but get another gpu like a 7870 or gtx 660. And you do not need 850w for a build like that. Case is fine.
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October 4, 2012 3:21:44 AM

All looks good and yes... Do go with a 7870, a 650w would do fine for that with room to upgrade too my man. Also I would suggest looking at the full atx towers if you at all will ever upgrade the gpu because thy can get pretty long, too long for mid size towers. Good luck though with the build.
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October 4, 2012 3:42:24 AM

Here's my feedback, take with a positive touch!

Your CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, and PSU are quite excessive for what you are planning to do with it. If it's primarily a gaming setup, then go with this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 (K - if you plan to overclock) - will save you $100
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo (normally I'd recommend a Noctua NH-D14 as a top contender, but the CM is the best value for its performance vs. price) - will save you approx $70
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro or LK (solid motherboard with essentially all of the features that your current one has will save you ~$80-$100
PSU: Actually, what you have is a solid PSU, but for your build, its unnecessary. Go with a lower wattage PSU (500W is more than enough) from Seasonic, Corsair, or XFX - should save you min $100

Now with all of those savings, upgrade your GPU, which is sorely lacking in the otherwise superior build. A GTX 670 is a great option from Nvidia which beats out its counterpart Radeon HD 7950 at stock speeds (although its a little bit more expensive).

Also with those savings, you may consider adding an SSD for some really great performance. Samsung 830 128/256GB models are great. There are some other good offerings from OCZ, Intel, Corsair, etc.
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October 4, 2012 4:36:33 AM

evilqueens said:
Here's my feedback, take with a positive touch!

Your CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, and PSU are quite excessive for what you are planning to do with it. If it's primarily a gaming setup, then go with this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 (K - if you plan to overclock) - will save you $100
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo (normally I'd recommend a Noctua NH-D14 as a top contender, but the CM is the best value for its performance vs. price) - will save you approx $70
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro or LK (solid motherboard with essentially all of the features that your current one has will save you ~$80-$100
PSU: Actually, what you have is a solid PSU, but for your build, its unnecessary. Go with a lower wattage PSU (500W is more than enough) from Seasonic, Corsair, or XFX - should save you min $100

Now with all of those savings, upgrade your GPU, which is sorely lacking in the otherwise superior build. A GTX 670 is a great option from Nvidia which beats out its counterpart Radeon HD 7950 at stock speeds (although its a little bit more expensive).

Also with those savings, you may consider adding an SSD for some really great performance. Samsung 830 128/256GB models are great. There are some other good offerings from OCZ, Intel, Corsair, etc.


Still keep my regular hard drive and an SSD? Also.. the gtx 670 times two or just one?
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October 4, 2012 7:29:30 AM

evilqueens said:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 (K - if you plan to overclock) - will save you $100

+1 to this. The 3570 is the best CPU for gaming as of yet.
On the other hand, GTX 670s come in at around $380-410 so its main competitor is the 7970 which you can get at $400, which greatly outperforms it.

The 850w PSU will be fine if you're gonna Crossfire the 7970s. Though you can probably get a cheaper one than that Corsair you chose. It's wayy overpriced imo.

+1 to evilqueen's suggestion on SSD as well. My recommendation would be for you to get a 1TB Caviar Blue/Green for storage, and a Vertex 4 128gb SSD.
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October 4, 2012 2:11:35 PM

excella1221 said:
+1 to this. The 3570 is the best CPU for gaming as of yet.
On the other hand, GTX 670s come in at around $380-410 so its main competitor is the 7970 which you can get at $400, which greatly outperforms it.

The 850w PSU will be fine if you're gonna Crossfire the 7970s. Though you can probably get a cheaper one than that Corsair you chose. It's wayy overpriced imo.

+1 to evilqueen's suggestion on SSD as well. My recommendation would be for you to get a 1TB Caviar Blue/Green for storage, and a Vertex 4 128gb SSD.



So.. again, I should just get an SSD instead of a HD?
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October 4, 2012 3:16:48 PM

I answered that in my last post.
I said get a 1TB Caviar Blue/Green and a 128gb Vertex 4 SSD.

Let me elaborate more on that though,
The Vertex 4 is where you'll install the OS and all your favorite games and programs/softwares.
The Caviar Blue/Green will be a storage drive where you'll dump all your downloads, big files, etc. Basically everything else.

If the budget doesn't allow for both, just get a 1tb Caviar Black.
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October 5, 2012 5:58:14 AM

bigamouse said:
Still keep my regular hard drive and an SSD? Also.. the gtx 670 times two or just one?


Yep, as excella1221 said, you can go with both. The SSD should be used as your primary boot drive (where you install your OS) as well as having a few games on there. This will significantly increase your performance compared to a HDD. I just installed a Samsung 830 256GB SSD yesterday and my cold boot time is under 15 seconds, with a 3 second BIOS delay.

The brand of the SSD is up to you - I still feel that OCZ has to prove itself a little longer as they had some serious QC issues a little while back. Their new drives seem to be much better and are quite aggressively priced, but I'm sticking with Samsung as they have a solid, and I mean really solid, track record with their 830 series.

The HDD would be used for storage/backups and is there to allow you to store your media, music, and other miscellaneous items that don't need to be put on the SSD.

As to the GTX670 question, I will ask you a question in-turn: What setup will you have for gaming? By that, I mean: a) Monitor size, number of monitors, max resolution. b) desired frame-rates, quality settings, and games you will primarily be playing.

For single-monitor setups with a max resolution of 1080p - a single GTX670 will be more than adequate and is currently better than its AMD counterpart (Radeon HD 7950) at stock speeds and can even best a 7970 at stock speeds (not anymore with the new Catalyst drivers). I would only really recommend an SLI if you are planning 3 monitor gaming at resolutions of 1080p and above.

EDIT: And yes, if you do plan to SLI, then a beefier Power supply would be recommended. The 850W you currently have is good - but very pricy unless you get it on sale. I managed to get it for $140 and I knew I'd be SLI'ing in the future - so I snagged it.
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October 5, 2012 2:08:38 PM

Again, the 670's competitor is the 7970, not the 7950. You're comparing a $300-320 card(7950) to a $380-410 card(GTX 670). And no, the 7970 greatly outperforms the 670. The only games where the 670 has an edge are on Nvidia-optimized games like Portal 2 and BF3. On BF3, the benchmarks are even close to a tie.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/508?vs=647

Also, the only reason you'll need an SLI 670 on a single screen is if you're using a 120Hz or more monitor. Other than that, it'll be pointless unless you go dual/triple monitors.

+1 on the Samsung 830, it has great performance. Though IMO, the Vertex 4 has proven itself to be very efficient. :]
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