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December 10, 2012 8:42:11 PM

So yeah I want to play games on the pc at like max graphics (ultra settings) with a steady 50-60 fps. Here is my current build so far and also feel free to change some things. My budget is $1500 since im not that rich :p . I also think i'll be buying everything from Micro Center since there in my neighborhood.

Intel Core i5-3570K Processor: http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K...

Corsair H80 Liquid CPU Cooler: http://www.microcenter.com/product/391503/Hydro_Series_...

EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked Graphics Card: http://www.microcenter.com/product/388494/GeForce_GTX_6...

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/387556/GA-Z77X-UD3H_...

8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/354611/Vengeance_Ser...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

128GB Samsung 830 Series SSD:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/378087/830_Series_MZ...(SSD)_Desktop_Kit_with_3-core_MCX_Controller

2TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive: http://www.microcenter.com/product/364501/Caviar_Black_...

750W Corsair TX750 V2 ATX Power Supply: http://www.microcenter.com/product/356526/Enthusiast_Se...

CM Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Gaming Computer Case:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/357897/CM_Storm_Enfo...

TOTAL: $1460

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December 10, 2012 8:44:28 PM

I'd get either a GTX670 or a HD7970 for Ultra at 1920x1080.
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December 10, 2012 8:52:45 PM

So other than that, the build look okay?
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December 10, 2012 9:00:10 PM

In a word, yes.

If you want to save cash, drop the H80 for a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. The closed loop coolers are fairly pointless against air cooling unless you go all out and get a H100, even then its debatle. The 212 EVO will hold a good overclock on the 3570k.

Dont bother with the 680, its a 5% performance increase for $100 over the 670. Also dont get EVGA, reference design cooling runs louder and hotter.
Gigabyte GTX670. $400
http://www.microcenter.com/product/391175/GV-N670C-2GD_...
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December 10, 2012 9:41:43 PM

Within a degree of the Crappermaster Hyper 212 EVO but 6db quieter, and doesn't support a dishonest company, AND is only $20: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Diamond is another company on my "Do Not Buy" list for general incompetence all around. MSI, XFX, Sapphire, or HIS are the graphics card companies I'd choose.
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December 10, 2012 9:52:24 PM

Best answer selected by Thebattalion.
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