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December 24, 2012 11:34:38 PM

Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
GPU:EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB
CPU: Intel core i5 3570k
CPU FAN:Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: 16GB DDR3 2133 Mhz
Solid State: Crucial M4 128GB SSD
Hard Drive: 1TB 7200rpm HDD
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 or HAF 912 (which one do you recommend me?)
Power supply:CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W

Is this a good build? I want it only for gaming. Games like BF3, Far Cry 3 and others.

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December 25, 2012 12:14:11 AM

That build should be pretty good for gaming and mostly likely be able to get fairly decent fps on even the max settings. as for the case, it depends on you're personal opinion and what you are willing to pay. Personally id go for the HAF 922 looks good and has good cooling.

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December 25, 2012 12:22:52 AM
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The motherboard may be a bit overkill. The RAM as well, especially for gaming (it will take a long time before games use more than 8 GB). The PSU is fine, though if you don't plan to add a second graphics card you should get a lower wattage PSU.

Those cases are both good, main drawback is they don't have front panel USB3.0.

You could get a faster SSD, though it's not going to make a huge difference.
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December 25, 2012 12:38:27 AM

Sakkura said:
The motherboard may be a bit overkill. The RAM as well, especially for gaming (it will take a long time before games use more than 8 GB). The PSU is fine, though if you don't plan to add a second graphics card you should get a lower wattage PSU.

Those cases are both good, main drawback is they don't have front panel USB3.0.

You could get a faster SSD, though it's not going to make a huge difference.


I'll go with 8gb then, and which motherboard do you recommend?
Is it worth getting the gtx 680 as well?
December 25, 2012 1:30:29 AM

The GTX 680 is less than 10% faster than the GTX 670, but cost something like 40% more.

Assuming you want to keep the option of adding a second graphics card in SLI, the motherboard I would recommend is the Asrock Z77 Extreme4:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Costs half as much as the Sabertooth but gets you the same performance and most of the main features.
December 25, 2012 1:44:31 AM

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December 25, 2012 1:45:05 AM

Sakkura said:
The GTX 680 is less than 10% faster than the GTX 670, but cost something like 40% more.

Assuming you want to keep the option of adding a second graphics card in SLI, the motherboard I would recommend is the Asrock Z77 Extreme4:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Costs half as much as the Sabertooth but gets you the same performance and most of the main features.


Thank you, and I'm really thinking about getting two gtx 670.
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