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December 8, 2012 2:15:54 PM

Ok just a quick post of my new computers planned specs:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe

CPU: Intel i5 3570K (3.4Ghz-3.8GHZ)

CPU Cooler: Enermax t40-tb (For overclocking about 4.0Ghz to 4.5Ghz)

Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti (TI-DC2-2GD5)

RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (WD1002FAEX)

PSU: Corsair GS600 (600W)

Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (although not necessary :lol:  )

The computer will cost around 1200$

I will be using this computer mainly for playing games like Crysis 3, Battlefield 3(or 4) and Assassins Creed.

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December 8, 2012 2:40:00 PM

That Enermax cooler, I doubt would get you to 4.5GHz. You'll need a high-end HSF for that like the NH-D14 or Silver Arrow.

Get the 7870 instead for a video card, cheaper than the 660 Ti but has more or less the same performance - or the 7950, better performance than the 660 Ti at the same price.

Everything else should fit, you can save a little from the motherboard though if you went ASRock or Gigabyte.

And maybe an SSD? :p 
December 8, 2012 4:06:01 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.70 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1046.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-08 13:05 EST-0500)

I think this will work better for you :) 
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