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December 26, 2012 8:51:54 AM

I wanted to know if this build is good enough to max out graphics on most (hopefully all) games. If there is something I can improve please tell me.

Case: CoolerMaster HAF-XM Midi-Tower Case

PSU: ThermalTake 775W ToughPower XT

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Motherboard

CPU: Core i7 3770K Quad Core

RAM:16GB (4 x 4GB) PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 RAM

Hard Drive:2TB 7200rpm Serial ATA-III-6Gb/s HDD

Optical Drive: Blu-Ray Combo - - Read Blu-Ray, CD`s & DVD`s, Writes CD's & DVD's.

Graphics Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 - 3GB GDDR5

=$1,665

+ Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse

=$2,073

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December 26, 2012 9:37:04 AM

Blu ray not needed to play games just get a regular Optical drive around the $20- area

16gb not needed and get an i5, i7 have no increase toward games

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.20 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.95 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1389.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 06:35 EST-0500)

will do better since it has an SSD and a stronger GPU

for monitor i would get either one of these
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umvg6aab01
or
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-xl2420t

KB/M is your preference but i like heavy mouses/simple mouses so steelseries are my choice
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December 26, 2012 7:39:00 PM

Thanks for the build! Unfortunately, Newegg does not ship to Australia, so I cannot get the cheap prices for components in your build. But I was thinking of this build:

CPU Intel CPU Core i5 3570K - $228
CPU Cooler CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - $31
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Mainboard - $135
Memory Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL8 Vengeance - $69
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $73.70
Storage Intel 330 120GB SSD - $99
Video Card SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 7970 3GB OC - $519
Case Cooler Master HAF XM 922 - $142
Power Supply Corsair GS-700 700W - $123
Optical Drive Pioneer DVD/CD Burner - $23
Total $1442.70

Network Adapter D-Link DFE-530TX PCI 10/100 Ethernet Adapter - $16
Monitor Acer 24" S240HLbd BLACK LED - $129
Speakers Logitech Z506 5.1 Speakers - $72
Keyboard Logitech G110 - $65
MouseSaitek Cyborg R.A.T 5 - $85
Sound Card Auzentech X-Raider 7.1 Sound Card - $63
Total $1873.70
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December 26, 2012 8:02:46 PM

You dont need a sound card onboard is good enough unless your doing music production type of work, up the PSU to 750W (for future CF capability if not lower PSU to a 550W)
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December 26, 2012 8:59:34 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.77 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($113.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1337.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 17:59 EST-0500)
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December 26, 2012 9:26:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($58.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($165.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($475.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($115.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($158.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($169.90 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Keyboard: SteelSeries 6Gv2 Wired Standard Keyboard ($95.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Mouse: SteelSeries 62029 Wired Optical Mouse ($59.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $1936.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 10:25 EST+1100)

if anything, i would spend more money on a better case if you would so desire
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December 27, 2012 12:46:19 AM

Best answer selected by Druggr.
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December 27, 2012 12:48:40 AM

Thank you! I will try to use this build, and I will be trying to get the NZXT Phantom 410 Chimera Limited Edition as an upgraded case.
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