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October 28, 2012 3:20:57 PM

I am building a system on newegg. I'm trying to keep it under $1500. I want it to be able to play the latest games such as battlefield 3, crysis 2, swtor and newer games that are coming out. I would like to run the games on ultra settings above 30 fps.The system specs that I have in my cart right now are:
Case:http: //www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681134500...
Gpu: nvdia gtx 670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU:I5 3570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: g.skill 1333 2x8 gb(16gb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: ASRock Z77 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU:kingwin 1050 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical drive:http: //www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682714005...
Hard drive:500gb 7200 rpm
SSd: 90gb
I just need suggestions on tweaks and such and if all these components are compatable.
October 28, 2012 3:46:18 PM

Makua9 said:
I am building a system on newegg. I'm trying to keep it under $1500. I want it to be able to play the latest games such as battlefield 3, crysis 2, swtor and newer games that are coming out. I would like to run the games on ultra settings above 30 fps.The system specs that I have in my cart right now are:
Case:http: //www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681134500...
Gpu: nvdia gtx 670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU:I5 3570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: g.skill 1333 2x8 gb(16gb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: ASRock Z77 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU:kingwin 1050 watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical drive:http: //www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682714005...
Hard drive:500gb 7200 rpm
SSd: 90gb
I just need suggestions on tweaks and such and if all these components are compatable.

Use http://pcpartpicker.com to find the cheapest prices for the parts your looking for :o .
October 28, 2012 3:46:58 PM

Something like this would be very good, for your needs. Not sure what else eg peripherals, OS, you need to fit within $1500, but there's a bit to spare (not all your links work). I've included "suitable" case. Obviously, that's down to personal choice.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.82 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($376.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1105.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 28, 2012 3:53:22 PM

Am I going to need a different cpu cooler rather than the stock? And wouldn't be better to spend a little more for 16 gb ram total? And isn't 750 watt to low of psu?
October 28, 2012 3:57:46 PM

You've got a great Gen 3 system that will be fabulous for games.

An aftermarket CPU cooler will be required, and I'd get 1600 MHz dual-channel memory instead of the 1333 MHz items you've selected, for better performance at almost the same price.
October 28, 2012 4:06:40 PM

LW_Black4 said:
You've got a great Gen 3 system that will be fabulous for games.

An aftermarket CPU cooler will be required, and I'd get 1600 MHz dual-channel memory instead of the 1333 MHz items you've selected, for better performance at almost the same price.


What would be the difference in 1600 MHz and 1333? And thank you for the tips
October 28, 2012 6:28:05 PM

Your original listing gave an i5-3570. I wasn't sure if that was intentional, so did my build using unlocked "K" processor, that you can overclock. To do so, yes, you need aftermarket cooler, but worth it, in that sort of build. I've included 1600MHz RAM, which is max that's natively supported by Ivybridge. It's worth getting 1600MHz, rather than 1333MHz, as it's faster.
October 28, 2012 6:33:13 PM

Makua9 said:
Am I going to need a different cpu cooler rather than the stock? And wouldn't be better to spend a little more for 16 gb ram total? And isn't 750 watt to low of psu?

There is no benefit, from 16GB of RAM, in gaming. 8GB is more than enough. If you do a lot of memory intensive work, like video editing, or CAD, then there can be a benefit from more.
750w is plenty, not only for offered build, but would allow for a 2nd graphics card to be added, without changing PSU.
October 29, 2012 6:26:43 PM

Ok 1 more question if you don't mind. The guy up top said I had a good gen 3 gaming system what does that really mean and when would gen 4 be needed. And is it worth the extra money investing in i7-2700k?
October 29, 2012 6:55:49 PM

Makua9 said:
Ok 1 more question if you don't mind. The guy up top said I had a good gen 3 gaming system what does that really mean and when would gen 4 be needed. And is it worth the extra money investing in i7-2700k?

3rd Generation, as it gets called, Ivybridge, isn't a huge advance on 2nd Gen, Sandybridge, but gives about 8% better performance, for 25% less power consumption. There are a few extra minor features, and it supports faster, 1600MHz, RAM.
There is no real benefit, to i7, over i5, for gaming. It is faster, for some applications, like video editing, but you need to be doing a lot, of that, to justify the extra cost. If you did want i7, you should use i7-3770K, rather than i7-2700K (2nd Gen).
There, of course, will be a 4th Generation, and 5th etc, but there's no point worrying about that. 3rd Gen will be more than enough for the next 3 years, or for however long you want it to be. That bit longer than 2nd Gen would be.
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