Is my $2,000 gaming build good?

Hello everyone!
I have recently build myself a computer for gaming. I'd like to play games like Crysis 2, Battlefield 3, etc. all on Ultra above 60 FPS, so I'm wondering if my build will reach the standards for that. I'm using the H100 CPU cooler due to me being in a warm area, if anyone asks.
Here's my build:
http://bit.ly/SBdNbg

Thanks for looking!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mkQW
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mkQW/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mkQW/benchmarks/
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler ($72.29 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($352.00 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($352.00 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 900W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($47.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $2094.17
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Somethings u might want to change is the cooler like u said u can go with a h100 if you really need to.
    the ram u had was WAY overpriced its really only for looks....
    the gpu u had was also WAY overpriced with 2 7970's ull be able to max anything out
    u can also change the case if u want i just personally like that case and the razer deathadder is a really nice mouse im actually using a razer naga and its super nice
    there are some other extra things on there like headset and other things ull have to add yourself but this will save u alot of money and get u ALOT more performance
  2. Alright, I just chose the H100 because as it is spring and the temperature is quite warm, and when it's summer, it will become even more warm.
  3. get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/moqh

    case
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20880

    power supply is the same
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21284

    same monitor

    -dominator ram is not better than any other ram
    -you dont need extensions really. there is a 8 pin extension that comes with the case
    -msi power edition 670 is better than the asus any day
    -h100 isnt that good
    -d14 has noctua fans
    -coolermaster fans are crap
    -the 520 isnt much better than the vertex 4. the vertex 4 is actually faster
    -the 600t isnt that great either.
    -do you have a 100+ dollar set of headphones? headsets dont really count
  4. Joshua Pinloe said:
    Alright, I just chose the H100 because as it is spring and the temperature is quite warm, and when it's summer, it will become even more warm.


    The temperature that a heatsink keeps the hardware at is directly related to the ambient temperature.
    If Heatsink A is 5C better than Heatsink B, this difference will not change with an ambient temperature of 20C, or 40C.
  5. TheBigTroll said:
    get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/moqh

    case
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20880

    power supply is the same
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21284

    same monitor

    -dominator ram is not better than any other ram
    -you dont need extensions really. there is a 8 pin extension that comes with the case
    -msi power edition 670 is better than the asus any day
    -h100 isnt that good
    -d14 has noctua fans
    -coolermaster fans are crap
    -the 520 isnt much better than the vertex 4. the vertex 4 is actually faster
    -the 600t isnt that great either.
    -do you have a 100+ dollar set of headphones? headsets dont really count



    The only thing better than the H100 is a Full WC loop, the H100 is the best easily keeps my i5 2500k @ 5.0Ghz under 77c. Try doing that with any other air cooler, it won't happen. Sorry I just find it funny to hear everyday on this forum that the H100 isn't that good, it makes me giggle.
  6. redeemer said:
    The only thing better than the H100 is a Full WC loop, the H100 is the best easily keeps my i5 2500k @ 5.0Ghz under 77c. Try doing that with any other air cooler, it won't happen. Sorry I just find it funny to hear everyday on this forum that the H100 isn't that good, it makes me giggle.


    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/corsair_h100_review/1

    H100 costs more for around the same performance, and unless you are going to do a 4 fan H100 i wouldn't get it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.00 @ Scorptec)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($195.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Monitor: Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Total: $1589.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Turtle beach are complete crap. Go for something better. try finding a better one.

    heres my suggestion
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=116_1234&products_id=21298

    Im buying one for my brother on Christmas since his mic broke and i have personal experience with this from a friend of mines.

    it is very comfy, the mic is a pull out mic(can hide or show) and is a very nice looking headset in all
  7. well if my d14 can handle my i7 3770k at 4.5ghz 1.18v nicely at 58c with a ambient of 20c, its a better choice
  8. Well, I like the base to the Corsair 600t. The CM HAF X doesn't really interest me.
  9. TheBigTroll said:
    well if my d14 can handle my i7 3770k at 4.5ghz 1.18v nicely at 58c with a ambient of 20c, its a better choice



    try 4.8Ghz 1.32v with the D-14....the H100 can do it
  10. boulbox said:
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/corsair_h100_review/1

    H100 costs more for around the same performance, and unless you are going to do a 4 fan H100 i wouldn't get it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.00 @ Scorptec)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($195.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Monitor: Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Total: $1589.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Turtle beach are complete crap. Go for something better. try finding a better one.

    heres my suggestion
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=116_1234&products_id=21298

    Im buying one for my brother on Christmas since his mic broke and i have personal experience with this from a friend of mines.

    it is very comfy, the mic is a pull out mic(can hide or show) and is a very nice looking headset in all



    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/278801-29-corsair-650d-3770k
  11. redeemer said:


    ok, for $30 more than a H100 you can get a clean Custom WC which will be tons better than a H100

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16891/ex-wat-219/XSPC_Raystorm_750_RS240_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321

    D-14 costs less and performs "just as good" as a H100.

    H100 fans are noisy but perform good. D-14 is at least 10 dBA lower than an H100 when it is on highest
  12. redeemer said:
    try 4.8Ghz 1.32v with the D-14....the H100 can do it


    actually i can but ill need 1.38v
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