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November 14, 2012 12:35:15 AM

Hey guys and gals, I am new to the HTPC realm (first build) and I have a question for you pro's out there. How will this build handle hardcore gaming?

Intel core i5 Ivy Bridge
SSD for OS
2 TB Western Digital HD
LG 14x BD Drive
G-Skill Sniper 16gb ram
GTX 570 Graphics card
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard
Silverstone GT07 Case

Thanks up front for any input.

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a c 288 4 Gaming
November 14, 2012 1:55:46 AM

Good case choice - I have a Silverstone HTPC case and it's excellent. However there's no point in purchasing a GTX 570 - get a Radeon 7950 or a GTX 660TI instead, those are far better GPUs. Also no point in 16GB RAM for gaming. Also power supply is important - make sure you get a good one from Corsair or Seasonic.
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November 14, 2012 2:12:40 AM

It should be an excellent gamer! I agree with the last comment that if you don't already have the GTX570, then you'd want to get one of the newer cards at the same price point that are a little less power hungry and run cooler. If you already have the 570, then it's still a very relevant card and game on!

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a b 4 Gaming
November 14, 2012 9:44:35 AM

-cut the ram to 8gb. there is some patriot ram on sale at newegg
-cut on the board. overkill.
-get a less power hungry card. a 660ti or a 7870 will do
-make sure you get yourself a samsung 830
-i use seagates but WD is good as well

id get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nGOU

and this case. similar to the GT07 but has sound dampening and is 30 bucks cheaper. you can use a regular tower case and save even more though
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75057&promoid=1230
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November 14, 2012 2:41:55 PM

Guys, thanks for the information. I bought the Samsung 840 based on your recommendations. Also for power supply I have the Seasonic X series X650. How is that power supply?
Thanks
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a c 288 4 Gaming
November 14, 2012 6:03:30 PM

Foamit said:
Guys, thanks for the information. I bought the Samsung 840 based on your recommendations. Also for power supply I have the Seasonic X series X650. How is that power supply?
Thanks


Excellent choice. Can't go wrong with Seasonic.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 14, 2012 7:22:37 PM

you do know that the samsung 840 is worse than most ansyc flash right? the 840 pro is the one that you buy

the x650 is a bit overkill. step down to something like a xfx 550w
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