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Finishing my first build

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November 18, 2012 2:07:32 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $582.94
(for the record I didnt pay full price on any of those pieces =D, I currently own these pieces and bought them for about $450)

I was just looking on people's opinions on the remaining components.
I wish to play the typical games: skyrim/bf3 etc. on the highest settings. So can I get away with the radeon 7850/7870 or should I go up to 7950/7970?
Also I plan to buy a PSU when they go on sale, is there a minimum wattage I should be looking for? Like 500 or 650?
How overclockable is my build and can anyone recommend a below $50 non water cooling fan that would be much better than my stock fan?

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November 18, 2012 2:30:46 PM

GPU choice comes down to resolution you are gaming in. For 2560x1440(1600) go with 7970. For 1920x1080(1200) you don't need that much firepower, so 7950 and 7870 will do. Also take GTX 670 into consideration. Generally, I always like to buy the best components I can afford, so if you have the money buy 7970.

As for the cooler, buy the famous Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. Overclocking on stock one is not recommended. This one has very good price/performance ratio and from your $50 you still have something left to buy additional case fans.

With this system you are looking at 550-600W PSU. XFX, SeaSonic, Corsair.
November 18, 2012 2:45:02 PM

Bejusek said:
GPU choice comes down to resolution you are gaming in. For 2560x1440(1600) go with 7970. For 1920x1080(1200) you don't need that much firepower, so 7950 and 7870 will do. Also take GTX 670 into consideration. Generally, I always like to buy the best components I can afford, so if you have the money buy 7970.

As for the cooler, buy the famous Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. Overclocking on stock one is not recommended. This one has very good price/performance ratio and from your $50 you still have something left to buy additional case fans.

With this system you are looking at 550-600W PSU. XFX, SeaSonic, Corsair.


=D thank you very much, all of that information was very helpful, especially that fan. I read some reviews and immediately bought it. It must be good with 5 eggs average from 1000+ reviews!
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