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Budget Build -Help needed for max FPS

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December 7, 2012 12:07:07 AM

Ok so only my first build in over 4 years and second ever so I need a lot to catch up on. But after resaerching for a couple days I think I've got a fairly good idea of a setup. I will primarily use this for gaming/doing work etc. But would like the best possible FPS for the price (~$1200) so any feedback for some parts welcomed and compatibility check! thanks..FYI ALL parts will be bought form MSY Technology

Parts:
Motherboard: AsRock Fatal1ty Z-77-Performance-$155 - Overkill??
CPU: Intel i5 3470-$187- Is there any need to bump up to the 3570K for $227? noticable difference??
Memory: 8GB 2400 Kingston HyperX-$59
GPU: 2GB GTX 670: Need help on choosing the brand? Been looking at the Asus at MSY for $439, any good?
SSD: Samsung 128GB-$95
PSU: Any need for a stand-alone PSU for this setup?
DVD: cheap Samsung one-$19
Case: Thermaltake V4 w/ psu-$75
Monitor: Any recommendations? Need a solid one under $300!
Keyboard/Mouse: -not fussed any cheap ones.

Thanks guys, I know it's a bit messy but gotta buy today!
December 7, 2012 1:09:53 AM

Bump-leaving soon!
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December 7, 2012 1:59:07 AM

3570K + Z77- OCable for more performance. if you're not at all interested in overclocking and prefer to save up, feel free to grab a 3470 with a decent and cheaper B75/H77/Z75 board.

just grab 2x4gb 1600mhz ram. plenty for most cases unless your work uses some memory intensive programs (and no, 20 instances of MS words is not THAT memory intensive, from my experience)

unless the one bundled with your case is a decent PSU from a decent brand, you're better off going with a standalone PSU from Corsair, Antec or Seasonic. last thing anyone wanna risk is a cheap, poor quality PSU completely ruining a $1200 PC. a 600-650w 80+ bronze is plenty for a single card build. 750w if you plan to run the card in SLI.

not sure about monitors. i just have a cheap acer i got from a sale that just worked for me. unless you're going for a 3 monitor setup, most 1080p monitors don't cost as much as $300
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December 7, 2012 3:15:08 AM

Hazle said:
3570K + Z77- OCable for more performance. if you're not at all interested in overclocking and prefer to save up, feel free to grab a 3470 with a decent and cheaper B75/H77/Z75 board.

just grab 2x4gb 1600mhz ram. plenty for most cases unless your work uses some memory intensive programs (and no, 20 instances of MS words is not THAT memory intensive, from my experience)

unless the one bundled with your case is a decent PSU from a decent brand, you're better off going with a standalone PSU from Corsair, Antec or Seasonic. last thing anyone wanna risk is a cheap, poor quality PSU completely ruining a $1200 PC. a 600-650w 80+ bronze is plenty for a single card build. 750w if you plan to run the card in SLI.

not sure about monitors. i just have a cheap acer i got from a sale that just worked for me. unless you're going for a 3 monitor setup, most 1080p monitors don't cost as much as $300

Thank you for the help! Any idea on the graphics card brands?
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December 7, 2012 5:06:53 AM

7950 is cheaper than the 670 FTW, and they trade miniscule blows inbetween eachother, 7950 winning by bare majority of blows.
I would go 7950, no doubts.
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