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November 26, 2012 12:55:56 PM

Hey everyone,

I'd like to see if my planned specs are any good. It'll be used for gaming at "Full HD" -- maybe a few FPSes, mostly games like Assassin's Creed and From Dust. I'm in Singapore, so most prices and deals won't apply to me... I'm just looking for what to improve on, in the general price range.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.44 @ Compuvest)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.69 @ Mwave)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $835.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 09:51 EST-0500)

I haven't decided on a CPU cooler and HDD yet. Also I have no idea what I'm doing, but I have decided to plunge ahead anyhow.

What do y'all think?

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November 26, 2012 1:06:33 PM

it looks good once you add a 1tb drive for your games/data. you wont be able to fit all of your needs on a 60gb ssd. the psu you have picked is bit over kill for the build, you can get away with a 550w psu
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November 26, 2012 1:08:33 PM

Definitely, do not get your parts.

Overpriced and do you know what Overclocking is?
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November 26, 2012 1:14:43 PM

alvine said:
it looks good once you add a 1tb drive for your games/data. you wont be able to fit all of your needs on a 60gb ssd. the psu you have picked is bit over kill for the build, you can get away with a 550w psu


It's not good dude. A 7770?>
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November 26, 2012 1:23:05 PM

7770 is a mid end graphics card, he can still play all of the recent games (no maxing out)
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November 26, 2012 1:33:53 PM

If gaming, GPU is more important.
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November 26, 2012 1:56:36 PM

Well.

@alvine: Thanks! I hope you're not just being kind though. If you think anything can be improved, I'd like to learn more about it.

@cutebeans:

As I mentioned, prices here are different, so they may be even more overpriced than above. (Conversely, they might be less so. I didn't bother to check.)

I do know what overclocking is, I just haven't done it before. (Sounds familiar?) I don't really see any need to do so right away, but I'm sure I'll figure it out when I need to.

Does the 7770 drag the rest of the specs down? What would you recommend in its place?

And finally, *not* building my own is not really an option. I basically told everyone I would. It's as much a matter of pride as actually wanting to do so. (Unless by "don't get your parts" you meant "scrap everything and start from scratch," in which case... I wouldn't know where to begin.)
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November 26, 2012 2:04:15 PM

Hi, no I just meant it to don't ORDER right way because of the 7770.

:)  It's more of a dramatic of saying wait.

Yeah, the 7770, while a good card, is dragging your High end build down. :( 

You should really get at least a 7850 but really a 7870 would be best. :) 

In gaming, GPU is more important than CPU power. :) 
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November 26, 2012 2:34:20 PM

Ha, thanks for clarifying. I'll definitely give it more thought. The 7870 sounds overkill for me, but I think I can spring for the 7850...
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