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New Gaming Rig need opinions.

Hello everyone, I've been building "AMD" rigs now for quite awhile and now I'm graduating building "Intel", or should I say will be.. So here is why I am here I need some opinions on whether or not this "rig" will do me good for the next couple years.. Here we go...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
CPU COOLER: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
Mobo: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
GPU: MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127697
CASE: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196
RAM : G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
SSD: undetermined not necessary at this moment , and nor will i be going higher then 120GB on it..

Thanks for your time, I am eager to read your responses.

-Haze

-edit: roughly 1500-1600 CAD budget
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  1. i know i know the GPU could be alot better but right now i cannot justify spending over 300 on a card with whats out there i would rather pick this up and wait :)
  2. Best answer
    The Sabertooth is unnecessary. Great mobo, but will you really use all the features? You'd probably be fine with a cheaper mobo. 750W is too much. Get a 600w. The 7950 is better than the 660Ti and is the same price or cheaper. No point in getting 1866 RAM. There's no tangible difference b/w 1866 and 1600.
  3. thanks for the advice , ima be looking this over again, if i downgraded froma 750 to a 600 would i still have the power output for a sli/cross fire? depends on the card yes, but for whats out there now would it work?
  4. You wouldn't have the power for SLI/CFX, but if you're playing at 1080p, SLI/CFX is superflous. If you're already playing at over 60FPS, so getting 2 cards isn't going to make your game more playable.
  5. Right. thanks now for the hunt... with the cpu cooler i am getting the mobo is a tough one any suggestions on a good mobo for gaming with spacious room for the massive D14
  6. obsama1 said:
    The Sabertooth is unnecessary. Great mobo, but will you really use all the features? You'd probably be fine with a cheaper mobo. 750W is too much. Get a 600w. The 7950 is better than the 660Ti and is the same price or cheaper. No point in getting 1866 RAM. There's no tangible difference b/w 1866 and 1600.


    ^+1 to everything he said.

    The Sabertooth is a gimmick. If you need all the features, it's basically the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO and the ASRock z77 Extreme6. Both are CHEAPER.

    The 750w is overkill, yes. Though if you are planning on adding another card in the future for CF/SLI, then keep it.
    If you're using a single monitor only though, make sure it's 120Hz since that's the only reason to add another card for SLI/CF.

    Anonymous said:
    Right. thanks now for the hunt... with the cpu cooler i am getting the mobo is a tough one any suggestions on a good mobo for gaming with spacious room for the massive D14

    Don't worry about the motherboard. Look at RAM and casing clearance when dealing with CPU coolers.
  7. Im going to be downgrading or... sidegrading to the G-skill Ares 1600 Lowprofile, i should be fine :) thanks guys huge help
  8. Great choice. Happy building!
  9. Best answer selected by hazey123.
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