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October 8, 2012 6:28:27 AM

Hi,would this build be working??and can you guys give some suggestions what to change and what not to change??
(p.s:sorry if bad english..im a foreigner)building this rig mostly for gaming..(i will also be overclocking the CPU to 4.5@GHz

CPU=Core i5 3.4Ghz/ 4 Core/ 4 Threads/ Turbo 3.8GHz/ 6MB smart cache/ (HD Graphics 4000) – i5 3570K - LGA1155 - Unlock for OC
RAM=CORSAIR CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 (4GB 1866MHz x 2) - Vengeance Dual
MOBO=ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77/1866DDR3/ SLI + CFX/ PCIE 3.0/ SATA 3/ USB 3.0 / eSATA/ 1394/GBL /DP+HDMI /WLAN - LGA1155 -
SATA=1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 7200. 32M SATA III
CPU Heatsink=COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Turbo (Dual Fan)
Graphics Card=SAPPHIRE AMD RADEON HD 7870 256bit 2GB DDR5 (PCIE 3.0) -
Case=CM STORM SCOUT II Mid Tower Gaming Case
PSU=COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600watts - Modular Cables
Case Fan=(4X COOLER MASTER XtraFlo LED Fan 120mm for intake{front} and exhaust{top&rear})

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October 8, 2012 6:40:51 AM

You can get cheaper RAM - Intel gets virtually no benefit above 1600Mhz, though I'd get ram with nice tight timings.

A Sabertooth is WAY overkill for an i5, and for a gaming rig. I'd go with a gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H. It's got all the features you could possibly want for fairly cheap.

Get a cheaper HD - you don't need a 32MB cash, and sata III is just silly - four 7200 RPM drives in raid 0 don't even fill a single sata II controller. (I'd recommend a 1TB western digital black.)

As for everything else, it looks good.
Do yourself a favor, and take the savings from all that to buy yourself a decent SSD that WILL use SATA III to it's fullest - it makes a HUGE difference in boot times, load times, and general 'snap' of windows.
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October 8, 2012 6:41:25 AM

A couple of suggestions:

The Sabertooth is more than you need - a bit overpriced. Get it if you want, but you can get boards that are just as good for a lot less.

No need for 1866 ram unless its the same price as 1600.

CM PSUs are pretty hopeless - you want Corsair, Antec, Enermax, PCP&C, Seasonic, or a few others I may have forgotten.

Other than that it's pretty good
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October 8, 2012 6:44:19 AM

the ram is about 20 bucks more..so i might drop it off XD...
and any other suggestions for the mobo??(i would like from ASUS cause im with them a long time ago)is this
for PSU is this ok??a bit cheaper than the CM psu=CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600watts
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October 8, 2012 6:47:03 AM

You could get something like the P8Z77-V, which has all the essential features and less of the useless marketing crap. And dump the PSU.3

EDIT: Missed the PSU. Yes, the GS600 is good.
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October 8, 2012 7:53:04 AM

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