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November 30, 2012 4:04:47 AM

I am building a gaming rig, and I think I have narrowed it down to these components:
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70
PSU: Corsair HX Series HX850 850W
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB DDR3 1600
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
SSD/HDD: Samsung 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III / Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Fans: Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm Case Fans
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (not sure if I'm ready to make the jump to Windows 8 haha)

I just wanted feedback on whether or not this is a good gaming system, and if there are any changes I should make. Thanks!

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a b 4 Gaming
November 30, 2012 4:08:24 AM

Its a good gaming system, but the 680 is not worth the extra $100 over the 670 for a 5% performance increase.

Also, if you want to overclock, be sure to get a CPU cooler.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 30, 2012 4:15:33 AM

win7 pro is not needed(unless you use something very important that is on pro and not on home)

The C70 was a pretty neat idea from corsair but it was a failure this time, the airflow of it is very bad.

try this out
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.95 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1417.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 01:15 EST-0500)
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a c 280 4 Gaming
November 30, 2012 4:29:49 AM

mrbowler said:
I am building a gaming rig, and I think I have narrowed it down to these components:
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70
PSU: Corsair HX Series HX850 850W
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB DDR3 1600
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
SSD/HDD: Samsung 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III / Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Fans: Noctua NF-P12-1300 120mm Case Fans
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (not sure if I'm ready to make the jump to Windows 8 haha)

I just wanted feedback on whether or not this is a good gaming system, and if there are any changes I should make. Thanks!


Don't mess with low voltage RAM on Ivy Bridge builds. You need 1.5V. Also Windows 7 Pro isn't needed unless you're running XP legacy programs or you need the networking features. The Samsung 840 gets mixed reviews. Better would be to get an OCZ Vertex 4 or the ADATA SXG9000.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 30, 2012 1:13:09 PM

^ samsung 830 256GB is on a sale $170 pretty good deal if you ask me
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a c 280 4 Gaming
November 30, 2012 3:56:03 PM

boulbox said:
^ samsung 830 256GB is on a sale $170 pretty good deal if you ask me


Yeah that actually is a pretty good deal. I've read mixed reviews on the 840 so that is why I'm hesitant to recommend it.
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December 1, 2012 7:27:45 PM

Best answer selected by mrbowler.
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