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Is this build good for $1500 gaming computer?

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November 9, 2012 8:31:11 AM

I'm going to the store tomorrow to buy the computer with these build. Is this good?
I wanted to just make sure it is good... I've been recommending the i5 instead of a i7,. But is everything else good?

- GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
- 8 GB Ram DDR3
- Intel core i7 3770k
- Asrock Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- 1 TB HDD
- NZXT Phantom 410 Special Edition Case Black/orange – mid tower case
-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire
- bluray Combo BD-ROM/DVD-RW
- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
November 9, 2012 8:35:04 AM

It will be better to swap i7-3770k with i5-3570k if your just gonna game because in gaming they are both same. Btw what is your monitor resolution?
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November 9, 2012 8:35:15 AM

Looks good. I would get the i5-3570k instead and get a 7970/GTX 670 instead of the GTX 660 Ti. Personally I recommend the 7970 because I own 2 7950s and they OC extremely well, the 7970s are supoosed to OC even better.
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November 9, 2012 8:38:01 AM

Despot96 said:
It will be better to swap i7-3770k with i5-3570k if your just gonna game because in gaming they are both same. Btw what is your monitor resolution?

it's a 24inched size monitor so it's I think 1920-1080
I'm using it for editing programs as well. Not just gaming.
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November 9, 2012 8:38:17 AM

rene13cross said:
Looks good. I would get the i5-3570k instead and get a 7970/GTX 670 instead of the GTX 660 Ti. Personally I recommend the 7970 because I own 2 7950s and they OC extremely well, the 7970s are supoosed to OC even better.

+1^ That was i going for to say too. change to i5-3570k and grab GTX670 or HD7950/70 instead of GXT660ti because it has 192bit and it will suffer with AA/MSAA.
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November 9, 2012 8:41:53 AM

jimziieboy said:
it's a 24inched size monitor so it's I think 1920-1080
I'm using it for editing programs as well. Not just gaming.

Heavy editing? Because if you do heavy editing i7 will be better because it has 4 cores and 6 threads and i5 got 4 cores 4 threads. Just think.. if you will need much editing then go for i7 3770k and if you can change GTX660ti to at least HD7950.
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November 9, 2012 8:55:08 AM

Despot96 said:
Heavy editing? Because if you do heavy editing i7 will be better because it has 4 cores and 6 threads and i5 got 4 cores 4 threads. Just think.. if you will need much editing then go for i7 3770k and if you can change GTX660ti to at least HD7950.

Whats the price difference between gtx660ti and HD7950?
And yeh I plan to do heavy editing, I use photo shop, after effects and sony vegas. And sometimes I use those 2 programs at once as well.
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November 9, 2012 8:55:15 AM

Despot96 said:
+1^ That was i going for to say too. change to i5-3570k and grab GTX670 or HD7950/70 instead of GXT660ti because it has 192bit and it will suffer with AA/MSAA.

what do you mean by it will suffer by AA/MSAA? Is that really bad? Sorry I don't really know much about computers lol xD
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November 9, 2012 9:03:01 AM

Also is 550W for psu enough?
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November 9, 2012 9:04:10 AM

Price difference between HD7950 and GTX 660ti is small but i think HD7950 is 20$ cheaper depends on brand and in what store you buy. HD7950 overclock amazing and when you overclock it it would be like HD7970 which is 100$ more i think. When you enable AA/MSAA in game you will have a lot better picture in games because it removes jaggies. And another thing is AF in games that is also good in GTX660ti because you only loose 1-5fps when you enable max 16xAF so you will be fine. AF is thing that renders how much details will be on far objects from you. So i will get HD7950 and overclock it. Overclocking is also easy and every motherboard can do it. Cheers :) 
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November 9, 2012 9:07:43 AM

Btw jaggies are weird cut lines.. like pixels and when you don't have AA enabled mostly on lower resolutions you will have some objects weird because of that lines. When you got bigger resolution(more than 1080p) you will not gonna need AA.
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November 9, 2012 9:12:50 AM

jimziieboy said:
Also is 550W for psu enough?

Yes it will be enough because it is good brand and it delivers full 550W. HD7950 require Max 200W but if you overclock it maybe 250-270W. So video card 250W, Processor 77W and other parts around 100-200W. That is lets say 400-470W and you have a headroom which will be nice. Hope i helped :) 
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November 9, 2012 9:23:13 AM

Despot96 said:
Btw jaggies are weird cut lines.. like pixels and when you don't have AA enabled mostly on lower resolutions you will have some objects weird because of that lines. When you got bigger resolution(more than 1080p) you will not gonna need AA.

I've actually had problems with this new monitor from my old comp. Gt9800 nvidia. My screens begins to flicker green colours and then crashes. Even says nvidia drivers not responds. Not really sure why though. I'm pretty sure it's not the monitor fault. It's brand new.
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November 9, 2012 9:23:19 AM

Best answer selected by jimziieboy.
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November 9, 2012 9:28:38 AM

Here is explanation what AA and AF does http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBN5MNpYWlY He explained pretty much everything about AA/AF. I can't explain what jaggies are because English is not my native language so i can't put up together some little things xD.
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November 10, 2012 2:38:44 AM

Despot96 said:
Here is explanation what AA and AF does http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBN5MNpYWlY He explained pretty much everything about AA/AF. I can't explain what jaggies are because English is not my native language so i can't put up together some little things xD.


um I was told in the store they couldn't get the cmpsu vx550 because it's not out in Australia yet, but they recommended me something called cmpsu VS 550, still a corsair but I don't know if that's good. Apparently it's new
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