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Quick advice on a build combo! Thanks

Last response: in Systems
December 5, 2012 10:10:57 PM

Going to build a new gaming rig soon to play planet-side 2. And I live in Ireland.

What are the communities thoughts on this combo and if I'll need more than the 500w PSU I have available.

Intel Core i5 3570 3.4GHz
Corsair Vengeance - 8 GB -1600 MHz
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - Socket 1155 - ATX Intel Z7.
(Add a SSD later, alongside basic HD and 1x dvd r/w)

Can get this freely delivered for €385.

I will get a GTX 660 or similar/slightly better from a different site.

Have a case + fans.

Don't intend on overclocking. But in the future I could wish to upgrade CPU to an i7, get a twin GPU and SLI (it'll be much cheaper) and slap the RAM up if future games need it. Which would obviously need a +w PSU.

Thank you!! :bounce: 

December 5, 2012 10:19:44 PM

I would get the 3570k. You will be able to overclock it to around 4.5ghz with a decent cooler.

However if you dont want to overclock, you dont need a Z77 board. You will do fine with a H77 board that is SLI/Xfire compatable and it will save you some cash.
December 6, 2012 8:18:14 AM

Looking at just the
1x GTX 660 TI
1x SSD 120gb
1x dvd r/w
1x normal HDD 1tb
2x Case fans.

Could you perhaps recommend 2 PSU's one that would cover the above needs and a second that would cover any future SLI and/or getting the 3570k and Z77 + cooler and OCing.

Thank you