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November 30, 2012 1:14:54 PM

Hey everyone, I'm new here and I heard you guys know how to help :) 

So I'm building my first PC (I have laptop atm) which I will be using mostly for gaming (+ other usual stuff)

This is my setup so far (store is www.mlacom.si, I am from slovenia):

1x ASRock Z77 Extreme4~142,60 €
1x INTEL Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz 6MB BOX LGA1155~223,61 €
1x SAMSUNG MV-3V4G3D/US 8GB (2x4GB) PC12800 DDR3 VLP~49,27 €
1x GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD WindForce 3X HD7950 3GB PCIe~324,01 €
1x Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl ~118,00 €
1x SAMSUNG SH-S224BB-BEBE DVDRW 24x SATA ~17,70 €
1x COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Evo~32,32 €
1x XFX PRO550W Core Edition~65,33 €

And I'm not sure about drive just yet, I will either buy Intel SSD 120gb or some 1/2TB HDD (will have both in a month or 2, I have another 320GB HDD but not sure free space is on it lol)

I do not know much about overclocking but I will OC when I learn how to, so I want my rip to be capable of doing it.


So these are my questions and few toughts with which I need some help with:

1. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or Pro4? I heard Extreme4 is better with OC + handeling 2 gpu's (SLI or Crossfire)
2. I was going to buy i7 3770k, but apparently i5 3570k is just as good for gaming. Just need confirmation :) 
3. The seller at the store where I'll be buying this told me that Samsung RAM (above) is good for OC and they are high quality. Is this true?
4. GPU I think is the best choice for that price range, since 7970/670 are 70-100€ higher price :/ 
5. Is "power suply" strong enough?


Thank you for answers in advance :)  I really want the best I can get, without "over-paying" like i5 > i7 for gaming :) 

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November 30, 2012 1:28:17 PM

1. the extreme4 is very nice. I use it myself and love it. OC'ing is very easy with it.
2. 3570K is just about as good as the 3770K for gaming.
3. I have no idea about Samsung Ram..Sorry
4. 7950 is a very nice card
5. the power supply is strong enough, if you plan to CF, you may want to step it up to a 700W.
November 30, 2012 1:28:38 PM

The extreme series is better

The i5 is exactly as good for gaming

Pretty much any ram with heatspreaders will do. There is no point ocing ram for gaming as it makes no difference

If the 670 is too expensive then the 7950 is the best

and finally that PSU will be fine.
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November 30, 2012 1:45:49 PM

I don't know much about RAM, but the guy there said that Samsung was better quiality than Corshair so that's why I picked it.

I don't know if I will use 2 GPU's in future, I am not planing to for any time soon, so I guess I'll keep the power suply as it is.

Thank you all for your help and if there is anything alse I should know, I'm all ears :) 
November 30, 2012 1:51:14 PM

Apart from that it seems all good. Corsair is known for good quality ram with a lifetime warranty.

I wouldn't use 2 GPU's as microstutter on the 7000 series is pretty bad and it will look like a lesser FPS.
November 30, 2012 1:57:43 PM

I will just run on one 7950 and than switch it for 7970/8000/9000 series etc when the time will come :) 

I was in dilema for a long time about GPU tho. 660ti or 7950, is 7970 worth that much extra money over 7950 (same with 660ti/670) etc.. driving me crazy.

I am playing Battlefield 3 mostly just for information.
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November 30, 2012 2:40:35 PM

I'd take the 670 over the ti, but seen a *lot* of people recommend a 7950 and OCing it yourself.

Had good luck so far (about 8 months) with the Extreme4.

BF3 actually *does* do better with a 3770K than a 3570K but don't believe it's worth the price tag. 3570 is exceedingly capable. BF3 initially ran worse on the 3770 but has since been patched and is one of the only games I know of that does well with hyperthreading.
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