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Could any of you computer whizzes improve this build?

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November 27, 2012 7:53:03 PM

Budget: Around £1000 (I don't need a monitor or OS)
Case: Coolermaster 690ii Advanced
CPU: i5 3570k
Motherboard: I'm not sure any recomendations? (Z77)
RAM: Corsair vengance 16gb (dual channel 1600)
GPU: EVGA gtx670 (1006mhz, 2gb)
Heatsink: Arctic freezer pro 13
PSU: corsair 650 bronze 80
Storage: 64gb OCZ agility SSD / Hitachi deskstar 7200rpm 1TB

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November 27, 2012 8:42:30 PM

Can you give us a little/lot more information on what you plan on doing with this computer?

Gaming? Video Encoding? Recording? Web browsing/Email?

edit: I'm assuming gaming based on the components but just wanted to confirm
November 27, 2012 10:14:30 PM

^ I agree. We need info to finalize it to your needs. As for a mobo, if you can spare the money an Asus P8Z77-V will do. Otherwise for a little less the ASRock Extreme4 is the best. For the price of that cooler, the Cooler Master V6 or V8 is a much better option for performance. I don't know if the difference in cooling performance between the V6 and V8 but looks.
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November 28, 2012 2:57:48 PM

ryanhmusic said:
Can you give us a little/lot more information on what you plan on doing with this computer?

Gaming? Video Encoding? Recording? Web browsing/Email?

edit: I'm assuming gaming based on the components but just wanted to confirm


Sorry i forgot about that, you guessed correctly, i want to play games like skyrim and bf3 maxed at 1920x1080 (no vsync) will this be achievable?
November 28, 2012 3:45:22 PM

Marothgar said:
Sorry i forgot about that, you guessed correctly, i want to play games like skyrim and bf3 maxed at 1920x1080 (no vsync) will this be achievable?


Well then go with my suggestions. If you can spare the money though, a Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X is the single best GPU you can get besides the $1k GTX 690 (2x 680s in one case). Should play all those games with all the anti-aliasing turned to max around or above 60fps.
November 28, 2012 3:47:27 PM

The GTX 670 can easily handle Skyrim maxed at around 100+ fps and BF3 single player at round 60+ fps? multiplayer around 40-60.
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