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January 4, 2013 4:03:42 AM

hey there, I'm a new comer to the world of Gaming PC's and to Overclocking and was wondering if these specs are great for both over clocking and Gaming in general.

CPU- i7 3770K Cooler- Corsair h80i Liquid cooler

Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Power Supply - CoolerMaster Silent pro m2 1000w

HDD - seagate Barracudi 1tb

GPU - Asus gtx 660 (non -ti) direct cu ii in SLI

Ram - 4x4gb of G.Skill Ripjaws X ddr3


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January 4, 2013 4:21:00 AM

1. I'll drop the cpu, change it to 3570k. Don't need the hyper threading of 3770k for gaming so might as well change alot of money and go with 3570k.
2. Mobo is good.
3. I would change the psu, make it corsair/seasonic or other higher tier brands and series, check this out, http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/.... And if your only planning to have 1 gpu, drop it to 500/600w. Thats even more than enough.
4. I prefer having 8gb ram only. 2 sticks of 4. Its more than enough for gaming.
5. As you have saved money from the cpu ,psu, and ram, might as well upgrade your gpu, to 670/7950.
6. If you could add an sdd, better. But its on your preference.
January 4, 2013 4:30:50 AM

In the world of gaming, the i7 is an overkill, go with the i5-3750k, you won't benefit from the hyperthreading.

The PSU is an overkill as well, you would do just fine with 750W (try to stick with SeaSonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX, or PCP&P brands, much better quality). You could even go with something around 600W (see below)

If you are going to shell out the money to get two GPUs to SLI, it would be better to get a higher-end single card (gtx 670 or Radeon 7970. You will have a much better experience and save on the PSU (600W).

16GB of RAM is also an overkill. You can run just about anything that you want on 8GB.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.53 @ Amazon)
Total: $942.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 01:30 EST-0500)
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