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Noob Question: Is this a good gaming build?

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December 21, 2012 10:50:29 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tzfB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tzfB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tzfB/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($120.71 @ Newegg)
Total: $961.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 19:43 EST-0500)

I'm building a gaming PC for upcoming 2013 games, it must be under 1000$, I've came out with these parts..
My current resolution is 1366x768, later when I have enough money I will upgrade to 1080, I know the 7070 Ghz wont handle that resolution so I'm gonna crossfire with another 7870 Ghz.. so what do you think about the build and is it a good move to crossfire when I upgrade to 1080?
December 21, 2012 11:03:12 PM

No, this build sucks. Choke urself...

Just kiddin, looks good.
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December 21, 2012 11:15:25 PM

Why not do it now? 1366x768 is a waste for that card, also crossfire or sli is not recommended for those cards.

Myy suggestion(including a good 1080p monitor, better card, the ram can overclock better than the corsair and it's low profile, low voltage, also the z77 asus is ovepriced,):

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tzuJ


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $939.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Also when the time comes, it better just to swap the card for a newer generation instead of sli or crossfire setups, the psu is a good one, and it will do for the system.
Also the monitor comes with a 30$ discount, i'd take it.
December 22, 2012 12:37:01 AM

djangoringo said:
Why not do it now? 1366x768 is a waste for that card, also crossfire or sli is not recommended for those cards.

Myy suggestion(including a good 1080p monitor, better card, the ram can overclock better than the corsair and it's low profile, low voltage, also the z77 asus is ovepriced,):

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tzuJ


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $939.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Also when the time comes, it better just to swap the card for a newer generation instead of sli or crossfire setups, the psu is a good one, and it will do for the system.
Also the monitor comes with a 30$ discount, i'd take it.

why Crossfire with this card is not recommended ? Also I don't like the 660ti coz of it's 192-bus .. it will start chocking very soon, the reason I want to crossfire the 7870 ghz because it's the best value/performance out there with the new drivers
December 22, 2012 1:11:02 AM

LOL, no chocking with the 192-bit bus, were did you see that ? a 660ti is better than the 7870, two 660ti in SLI are better than two 7870 crossfire.
The 660ti is better than the 7950(which is better than the 7870), see this :

http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-ge...

http://techreport.com/review/24022/does-the-radeon-hd-7...

I don't recommend going with crossfire with that card, like i said you'll encounter micro-stuttering, lack of driver support of crossfire and less smoothness than one high-end card.
Also don't recommend going with a sli of 660 gtx, although better smoothness in sli vs crossfire, it still not worth it.
A single 660ti will do good for 1080p, when the time comes and you see that the card isn't holding up, just get from a newer generation, e.g. two 560gtx(non ti)/ 6870(previous generations) in crossfire/sli are not as good as a 660ti gtx/7950(newer generation) and will get stuttering...
December 22, 2012 9:21:22 AM

djangoringo said:
LOL, no chocking with the 192-bit bus, were did you see that ? a 660ti is better than the 7870, two 660ti in SLI are better than two 7870 crossfire.
The 660ti is better than the 7950(which is better than the 7870), see this :

http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-ge...

http://techreport.com/review/24022/does-the-radeon-hd-7...

I don't recommend going with crossfire with that card, like i said you'll encounter micro-stuttering, lack of driver support of crossfire and less smoothness than one high-end card.
Also don't recommend going with a sli of 660 gtx, although better smoothness in sli vs crossfire, it still not worth it.
A single 660ti will do good for 1080p, when the time comes and you see that the card isn't holding up, just get from a newer generation, e.g. two 560gtx(non ti)/ 6870(previous generations) in crossfire/sli are not as good as a 660ti gtx/7950(newer generation) and will get stuttering...

I can squeeze my ban account a bit and go for the sapphire Vapor-x 7950 oc with boost, But that card in wont handle all games at max on 1080 :\
December 22, 2012 10:17:20 AM

This is the best Monitor 1080 I can afford where I live, is it good?
http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/monitors/product-deta...

It's 230$ :(  Things here are super over priced, and I can't buy from websites coz there's a 35% TAX on stuff bought from out side and they charge 15$ per half kg >.>
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