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Would like some advice, tips on a gaming pc build

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November 13, 2012 7:16:22 PM

Asus P8H77-V
Intel Core i7 3770 BOX BX80637I73770
2x4GB DDRIII PC12800 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance BLUE KIT
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5 Sapphire 11199-00-20G
2TB Seagate 7200rpm ST2000DM001 SATA3
Chieftec 500W BOX
DVD-RW NEC AD-7280S SATA
Cooler Master RC-331-KKN1

So heres my build sofar. I am not planning to overclock so thats not an issue to be considered. Gonna be using for gaming mostly. What i would like to get some help with is, i read that the 3770 is better then the 3820 on stock settings, right?
If so, is that motherboard going to be a good choice?
thanks in advance
November 13, 2012 8:34:09 PM

The i5-3450 will give 98% of the gaming performance of an i7-3770 for like $120 less. You could put that cash towards a better PSU firstly, 500W is fine but I'd get something reputable like a Seasonic or something. After that you could either bump of the GPU to the GTX 660Ti or similar, get a SSD or a better case.
November 13, 2012 8:54:33 PM

True, you can save tons just by switching the i7 to an 3470. You will never see any difference between the two unless you are doing very heavy editing/multi-threaded applications.

And what even is Chieftec? I've never heard them. Get any other PSU that has high reviews. 80+ is essential.
November 13, 2012 9:29:35 PM

Thats how you should go
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCYE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCYE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nCYE/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.28 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($72.28 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($272.28 @ CompUSA)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.03 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $718.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-13 18:29 EST-0500)
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