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First time building a gaming pc
Nov 15, 2012, 8:04 AM
Hi I'm trying to build my first gaming pc and I was wondering if there will a bottleneck somewhere on this setup. Also is it possible get a stable OC of 4.2ghz on this?
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth x79
Ram: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16gb
Video Card: EVGA GTX 680 SC Signature
HDD: Western Digital 2tb Caviar Black
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 256gb
PSU: Seasonic 1000w Platinum
Fan/Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Monitor resolution is at 1920x1080p 120hz
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
first time building gaming
Nov 15, 2012, 9:28 AM
It's not even compatible. O-o
Bad build BAD!!
Nov 15, 2012, 9:33 AM
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Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
($26.29 @ NCIX US)
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
($127.98 @ Newegg)
G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
($38.99 @ Newegg)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
($49.99 @ Newegg)
Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
($189.00 @ B&H)
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
($289.99 @ NCIX US)
NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
($119.99 @ Newegg)
Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
($99.99 @ Newegg)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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