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What are the problems with this build?
Oct 23, 2012, 7:43 AM
AsRock Z77 Extreme4
Corsair XMS3 2x2GB
Crucial 128GB M4 SSD
Sapphire HD7870 2GB GDDR5 OC
Fractal Design Define R3
Corsair Builder Series CX500V2
This build is just for BF3 and general computer use . Overclocking & SLI = Yes. I'm going to be playing at 1080 and on hopefully high settings. I will add a second gpu later.
My concern is whether I've chosen a good mobo because all I really need is SLI and LAN
Oct 24, 2012
what problems build
Oct 23, 2012, 7:48 AM
I would go for the 3570K instead, and be sure to get a CPU cooler if you plan to overclock.
If you plan to get a second 7870 later, get a bigger PSU.
Oct 23, 2012, 7:50 AM
OK makes sense. Any thoughts on the motherboard because there are quite a few other good 1's for around £100
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Oct 23, 2012, 10:04 AM
Agree with Deemo13 on the i5-3570K. The z77 motherboard would be wasted on a Sandy Bridge CPU.
The motherboard is fine. It's currently the best in its price range.
Oct 23, 2012, 11:41 AM
I have a 3570k/extreme 4 z77/ sapphire 7870. Just an FYI after the update to 12.11 I am normally stuck at 60 fps with everything ultra and 2x aa.
Oct 23, 2012, 11:42 AM
You probably have vsync on or something.
Oct 23, 2012, 11:47 AM
Yeah I do. My point was it performs well. If I have vsync off I get awful tearing in everything. I have been forcing vsync on/triple buffering and running an fps limiter at 60.
Oct 23, 2012, 11:56 AM
^Any overclock on that? Planning to get a 7870 for myself soon. (System got fried woot
Anyways, @OP, you may want Corsair Vengeance or G.Skill Ares RAM. I dont like the XMS series. Change that SSD to a Samsung 830 or OCZ Vertex 4 if you can.
Oct 23, 2012, 11:56 AM
Consider buying a 120Hz monitor. Your fps cap w/o tearing increases to ~120.
Oct 23, 2012, 12:17 PM
I have overclocked it to 1150/1350 on stock voltage, but I only game on stock.
Oct 23, 2012, 12:36 PM
Aye. Them 12.11 drivers really did boost performance.
Oct 23, 2012, 7:10 PM
The 7870 is a very quick card.
Oct 23, 2012, 8:47 PM
ok im changing the cpu to to the 3570k and i'll upgrade the psu down the line if i actually do think about purchasing a 2nd GPU
i'm ordering in the next few hours so if there's any other thoughts you have about this build please speak
Oct 24, 2012, 12:39 AM
It's easier if you re-post the revised build, hun.
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