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December 31, 2012 2:04:40 PM

Hey people, I've been reading quite a bit on the forums and reading reviews and put together a build for gaming.

My budget is around €1000-€1100 ($1300-$1450), I live in Belgium (Europe) , so I wont be ordering from newegg, ect..

I'm ordering from a shop in the Netherlands.

Here is what I got so far :

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
Memory: Corsair Vengeance (16 GB : 2 x 8 GB - DIMM 240-pins - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 (1TB)
Storage(SSD): Crucial m4 (128GB)
Video Card: ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2-2GD5 (2 GB - GDDR5)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CX600 Bronze
Optical Drive: - Already have one.

Monitor : Samsung SyncMaster S22B300H (21.5")
Total: €1074 ($1,418.52)

Extra:
- I know the case doesn't have front USB3.0 but I'm ok with that.
- Not planning to do serious overclocking (Might overclock CPU a little since I have the unlocked version & a good CPU cooler)
- Is the Video Card future proof? (Will it play games on decent settings in a few years)

Are there any suggestions? They are welcome!
December 31, 2012 2:33:13 PM

In my experience with video cards I would go with an AMD 7950 3GB. I say this because with a mild over clock it is much better than a 660 ti and it is more "future proof." Make sure you overclock it will help this build alot. If you want to save some money you could drop ram to 8GB because if you're just gaming 16 is overkill.
January 1, 2013 12:00:40 PM

Would the "Sapphire HD7950 Boost" be a good GPU then?
January 1, 2013 2:21:06 PM

Ayzuwa said:
Would the "Sapphire HD7950 Boost" be a good GPU then?


Yes if you are going with an AMD go with either sapphire or xfx those are 2 very reliable companies
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