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November 14, 2012 12:26:08 AM

Hello,
Thanks for reading this. First of all, I recently posted a build over the summer asking for advice. I am now much closer to actually building this PC, yet I'm sure some of the parts are outdated or there are better options now available. The only significant change I have personally made is the case and the graphics card (from the 670 to 660Ti).
Here it is:

CPU: Intel i5-3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Important Notes:
Budget: up to $1300
Purpose: Gaming
Brand Loyalty: Prefer Nvidia and Intel (for GPU and CPU)

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November 14, 2012 1:07:00 AM

Hi,

It looks like you probably won't need to 'update' your computer at all, because your computer's parts are really good. Although, if you're willing to run some of the most demanding games on your PC, I would advise you to change your video card, from a 660Ti to some other Nvidia card, such as 670. But as you stated, you changed between then already, so it won't be needed. But know that the 660ti is powerful, but I'm not sure if it can run BF3 on Ultra, with Max AA with average 45 FPS.

I'd also change your OS. Really. Windows 8 is a pretty new OS, but, well, as any other program, it may have problems while running certain games, like Sleeping Dogs and Hard Reset. I readed some article some time ago, and it had compatibility problems, but it's probably fixed by now. The performance difference of both Win7 and 8 are just of 1-2 in most games, so no worry.

You said that you wanted a good and updated PC, so Win 8 is better for you.

Cheers!

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November 14, 2012 1:46:39 AM

^He hasn't bought anything yet, he just updated his part list since the summer.

+1 on getting a 670. The 660 Ti's bus rate is too low.

@OP
- Get the Vertex 4 instead.
- I see no real point in a Pro4, get the Extreme4.
- Samsung Spinpoint isn't the Spinpoints of old, it's basically a rebranded Seagate. Get a WD Caviar Blue instead.
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November 14, 2012 2:03:22 AM

OP, when are you buying this? If it's going to be a few months, keep waiting - Haswell processors and the 700/8k series graphics cards will be out.
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