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December 5, 2012 1:50:41 AM

Hey, excuse my 'Epic speak' but I'm a huge 'noob' at constructing gaming computers. Only once had I ever assembled computer parts and I really had no idea what I was doing, nevertheless I am here today with my 800$-100$ Build all set up; and I'd like to ask a few questions, and get some good advice...

Anyways, these are the specs of my current build:
EVGA GTX 660ti (2GB) 299$
i5-3570 229$ 229.99$
4x4Gb 240-Pin DDR3 75.99$
Western Digital 7200RPM SATA 6.0GB Hard Drive 99.99$
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M 139.99$
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 650W 119.99$
Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case 99.99$

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Total Price after Rebates and Discounts: 985.99$

Basically my question to you "forum-go'ers", is it worth it? Can I cheapen the price without losing power? Keep in mind that I plan on dual 660ti SLI in the future, and maybe some other small additions but for now; could this setup play most games on high with few difficulties? I really do appreciate the help and guidance.

Thanks, Asher

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December 5, 2012 2:03:16 AM

"TL;DR"? What's that?
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December 5, 2012 2:05:17 AM

mbreslin1954 said:
"TL;DR"? What's that?


Too long;didn't read, sorry about that it is my tendency to post that due to the annoyances of 20 replies stating 'TL;DR'
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December 5, 2012 2:31:04 AM

you got a 6gb hd for $100?

The 660ti is not the best bang for the buck. Consider a Radeon 7950. Faster and a little cheaper.

Also 16gb of ram is overkill. If all you are doing is gaming, then 8gb is enough.

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December 5, 2012 2:34:28 AM

Azn Cracker said:
you got a 6gb hd for $100?

The 660ti is not the best bang for the buck. Consider a Radeon 7950. Faster and a little cheaper.

Also 16gb of ram is overkill. If all you are doing is gaming, then 8gb is enough.


6GB/s? I do believe that is what it says.
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December 5, 2012 2:44:30 AM

Ashmeister said:
6GB/s? I do believe that is what it says.

nah it says 6.0GB. And I knew what you meant. just pulling your leg. You didn't mention what capacity it was though. If its a 1 tb drive, its kind of pricey..
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December 5, 2012 3:06:15 AM

Azn Cracker said:
nah it says 6.0GB. And I knew what you meant. just pulling your leg. You didn't mention what capacity it was though. If its a 1 tb drive, its kind of pricey..


Yep, 1tb, you're right. Know any better/cheaper ones?
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