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Gaming PC 2500$ budget

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December 3, 2012 9:23:46 AM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.48 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($199.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($248.88 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($175.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2378.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 06:16 EST-0500)

Some parts I threw together, can't settle for a case though. Been thinking about Thermaltake Level 10 GT, Coolermasters HAF X, Stormtrooper or Corsair 800D. Some input on that would be very appreciated.
Is there something you think I should change?


Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in December

Budget Range: 2500$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Will be buying it from komplett.se (a swedish retailer)

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Sweden

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 got a single monitor currently, been thinking about adding a second one but that is a future project.

Additional Comments: I am willing to pay for quality.

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December 3, 2012 11:19:11 AM

No need for all of this in gaming at all. Decrease CPU to 3570K as almost no games make use of the i7's hyperthreading, 8GB RAM is enough also. No need for 16GB unless you are doing heavy video rendering.

You also don't need a 2nd 7970 for single-monitor gaming. You probably don't need one for 2 monitors either, as the 7970 is a very powerful card.

And finally, 850W is too much. Decrease to 600-700W max.

Boom. Saved you at least $650
December 3, 2012 11:26:50 AM

I would get i5-3570K and 8gb of ram the rest looks fine to me.
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December 3, 2012 8:22:00 PM

^ Replace super case w/ wells & whistles with a case that has fancy foam on the inside. Saves money, but not very rationale.
December 3, 2012 8:28:23 PM

Dump the Noctua Get the new Corsair h100i series, go with a i5 3570k, and get your self a nice bluray burner and dump that dvdr drive lol. Oh and buy some nice case fans also. Everything else looks BOSS
December 3, 2012 8:42:55 PM

^ NEVER.. NEVAR trust your new system w/ a cheapo water block. urgh, makes me shrug just thinking about it.