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October 30, 2012 1:03:56 AM

So I want to build a pc, mostly use for gaming and streaming. Is this ok? Can anyone give me some tips on how to make it cheaper?

Asrock Intel Z77 Extreme 4
I7 3770k
GTX 660 ti
Chronos 120GB SSD X2
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD
Corsair 1600C 16GB RAM (2x8GB)
Corsair Power Supply 600W


The double SSD is for my OS, and also for recording gameplay. Do you think I should throw one SSD for a capture card? I'm not that sure how capture cards work ><
Thanks in advance :D 
October 30, 2012 1:24:45 AM

1. use a i5 3570k.
2. don't use SSD for recording gameplay- HDD has enough throughput for that. Actually, just record gameplay to the 1TB drive.
3. just use 8GB of RAM.

that should save you a couple hundred without affecting gameplay or streaming at all. the 3770k *might* be a tiny bit faster for encoding videos or something really processor intensive (games aren't usually that CPU intensive)
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October 30, 2012 6:22:07 AM

All of the above. The 3770K isnt worth it for gaming. Games that run well on the 3770K will run well on the 3570K, and vice versa.

If you plan on overclocking, then make sure to get a CPU cooler. If not, downgrade to a i5-3470 and a H77 to save some money while maintaining performance.
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