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November 26, 2012 11:16:29 PM

Hey there guys, would just like you to check out my build before i order it tomorrow.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/p8EY

the case, wireless card are a must any other items can be changed to be cheaper or better, i thought the orange fan was a nice touch:) . please keep the price under 1650.00. I will be using this computer for World of Warcraft,Diablo 3, and several FPS games, i plan to stream or record them while im playing. any sugesstions are welcome. Thank you!
November 26, 2012 11:58:53 PM

Uhm, please specify "other games"

You could save a lot of money by cheaping out on parts you don't need, for instance, unless you do SERIOUS overclocking you will NEVER need that water cooler. If you have access to a PC elsewhere, you could save much money on windows 7 by visiting a bay..
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November 27, 2012 12:04:07 AM

kk ill tone down the cooler, and fps' like Battlefield, counter strike, Tribes and blacklight retribution.
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November 27, 2012 12:14:01 AM

Ok, well you can seriously tone this build down, I`ll edit it real quick for you: here
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pHtX

I removed win7 because you can be a pirate, and I removed the water cooling since the stock cooler will keep it cool enough, and some people manage to OC to 4.2 ghz with stock cooler... anyways, I downgraded to 23' because the dell has a REALLY nice style on that screen, its got a screen which blocks sunlight, meaning no glare, and its viewing angle is great, and 23' is the best gaming screen, ever.

I also replaced the 670 with a 7950 because the 7950, which I have atm, runs BF3 at around 70-80 on ultra high settings.
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November 27, 2012 12:18:52 AM

Thank you so much for the quick reply and the insight! appreciate it. any other suggestions would be great.
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November 27, 2012 12:23:11 AM

Sure, if you didn't want to SLI or crossfire or anything like that, you could get a cheaper mobo, and I mean cheap, I have a 50$ one that I bought on a budget, the H61M DGS that works GREAT! The only back draw is 1 graphics card and only 2 ram slots, and no overclocking. But either way that's okay because I fit a 7950, i7, and 16GB of ram into it, no problemo. Other then that the build seams to be pretty friendly.
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November 27, 2012 12:31:57 AM

I was thinking about getting maybe a second graphics card later on as a upgrade, that is why i was considering a this mobo and i have heard its one of the best around. would it be better to get a complete new card, or just a second one when updating the graphics card?
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November 27, 2012 12:39:15 AM

Right now get the 7950, and if you can afford it, a 7970, I say this because right now you may not have 2 cards and you just drained your funds, but in a year when you have funds you have a really nice card sitting there ready to be SLI, thus reducing costs.
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November 27, 2012 12:54:12 AM

Which 7970 do you recommend?
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November 27, 2012 12:57:40 AM

DD I have the 7950 DD atm and its AHHMAZING.. On another note... Atm I run BF3 on 60-80 fps, why not get the 7950 atm, and then buy another 7950 down the road? I say 7950 instead of 7970 because there isn't much point in getting anything over 60hz screen, and this runs BF3 over that rate.. so I would say you could save some money here.
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November 27, 2012 1:05:40 AM

alright thanks man. I am still open to suggestions from others!
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November 27, 2012 4:31:08 AM

ill be checking this all tomorrow if anyone has any ideas
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November 27, 2012 9:46:49 AM

You should consider the Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 or any similarly priced mobo. $200 really isn't necessary for a Z77 mobo - you're money could be better spent elsewhere or saved. I'd also recommend a 24" monitor over a 23" one. I've heard the difference is noticeable.
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