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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:

Corsair H80 Liquid CPU Cooler:

EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked Graphics Card:

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard:

8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM:

128GB Samsung 830 Series SSD:

2TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive:

750W Corsair TX750 V2 ATX Power Supply:

CM Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Gaming Computer Case:

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.
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
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:
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.
December 10, 2012 9:52:24 PM

Best answer selected by Thebattalion.