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December 2, 2012 7:30:46 AM

Hi,
I'm planning on building my own PC. I have come up with a list of the components I would like to use. But I am not sure if they will work together.
The PC will mostly be used for playing games like Battlefield 3, Call of Duty and Minecraft.
If you have any recommendations please do tell me :) 

-CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
-GPU: XFX 7870 Black Edition
-Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
-RAM: 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333
-Case: Zalman Z11 Plus
-HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
-SSD: 64GB Samsung 830 Basic Series
-CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-02 Macho
-PSU: Corsair TX650 Modular

Thanks

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December 2, 2012 7:55:13 AM

I'd get 1600MHz ram, but you won't see much difference. Though it's not much cost difference, either. Samsung RAM, if you can find it, is crazy overclockable.

Ooh, this is a biggie... you're going to want a bigger SSD. Either that or move all "users" folders out of Windows before doing anything else.

I was going to dis that CPU cooler, but then I read a review on it... I want one. If only it would fit in my mini-ITX case... :( 
December 2, 2012 8:22:24 AM

Yeah. Seems pretty good. +1 for bigger ssd, and Corsair CX650 builder does the job aswel, not if little better.
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December 2, 2012 8:26:10 AM

Thanks a lot,
I will go for a 128 ssd.
Do you think the 7870 is good enough for bf3.
December 2, 2012 9:06:53 AM

zbing said:
Thanks a lot,
I will go for a 128 ssd.
Do you think the 7870 is good enough for bf3.

Yeah, but for even better fps, you should think : ATI 7970 or Nvidia 670
If your budget lets you get them
December 2, 2012 10:05:49 AM

Mmatuu said:
Yeah, but for even better fps, you should think : ATI 7970 or Nvidia 670
If your budget lets you get them


How about GTX 660 Ti. 7970 and 670 are too expensive
December 2, 2012 10:11:08 AM

Sure, As seen here 7870, 660ti and 580 are all pretty same performance. Tho the 580 is a bit old(ish) and hard to find..
December 2, 2012 10:14:20 AM

the asus 7950 also seems quite interesting as it's about the same price as the 660 ti but better
December 2, 2012 10:33:03 AM

zbing said:
the asus 7950 also seems quite interesting as it's about the same price as the 660 ti but better

Then go for it!=3
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