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I need the Computer Braniacs to critique my newest build:

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November 18, 2012 10:19:07 PM

GPU - GTX 670 2GB

CPU - Intel i5 Ivy Bridge 3.4 GHz

PSU - Cougar 850w

RAM - 8 GB RAM (1600 MHz)

Motherboard - ASUS 'thing' (lol)

Case - I'm keeping my current case

Subtotal: $934.95

Hello everyone, this build is for gaming purposes! I need to make sure all the items I'm planning on getting for my newest computer are compatible with eachother, as well as efficient. I don't want anything 'unecessary'...

Few questions: I have little to no knowledge on motherboards, how does the one I want fare? I may want to sli in the future.

Will that case have trouble holding my new components? I can list my current specs for reference if needed.

Are there better options on the table product-wise for any of the items above? Any criticism/help is appreciated folks!

Thank you all so much!

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November 18, 2012 10:45:52 PM

Way too much power? tear*

What would you personally recommend I'd downgrade to?

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November 18, 2012 11:09:31 PM

Thanks for the responses thus far!

I think I'm going to stick with my current psu - Is it still sli compatible at this age?

As for the CPU/mobo - Is the cpu truly overboard? And I see that you both recommend the ASrock brand... May I ask why in particular, and what exactly are the benifits?

I get a $45 discount on my current cpu/mobo deal, but if the overall quality is going to be much better with ASrock, I'll definately make the switch. I just need a bit of clarification..

Thank you all so much for the help this far.
November 18, 2012 11:40:17 PM

November 18, 2012 11:53:11 PM

Yes your psu is sli ready, they recommend the asrock because it overclocks better than the asus z77, plus it is cheaper with a lot of features.
See that board has : Digital Power Design : - Industry leading 4 + 1 + 1 Phase Power Design

The asrock : Digi Power Design- 8 + 4 Power Phase Design

But it doesn't mean that the asus has less quality, by the contrary they just dont oc well and overpriced.
November 18, 2012 11:55:43 PM

are* overpriced.

If you don't want to oc forget about the asrock and the cpu cooler.
November 19, 2012 12:07:37 AM

Awesome, thank you so very much. Really!