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New Gaming PC Build, Opinions Please

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January 6, 2013 6:07:32 PM

i5 3570k
corsair h80i liquid cooling
corsair vengeance 8gb (2x4gb) (8-8-8-24) 1600mhz memory
xfx pro series xxx 850w (80 plus silver)
xfx 7970 ghz edition 3gb
gigabyte ga-z77x-ud5h (wifi intel 7 series)
asus dgx 5.1 sound card
cooler master haf 932 advanced full tower atx case
seagate barracuda 2tb 7200 rpm hdd
acer 24'' LED Monitor 1920x1080p (full hd)

Few things, I will be using this rig for gaming primarily, and I am not interested in an SSD at this time. I had one and I just wasn't too impressed with the results. Atleast for now. I really like Gigabyte motherboards, and I had a z68 ud3h and it was great, so I want a Gigabyte board. I also had the older corsair h80 and it served me well with my 2500k in my old rig. Any opinions/suggestions?

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January 6, 2013 6:37:31 PM

I was thinking about maybe even going i7 2700K for overclocking reasons, they can fairly easily OC to 5 GHz with an H80i I was reading. The Ivy bridge series gets hotter then the Sandy Bridge series also.
January 6, 2013 7:04:47 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 6, 2013 9:25:29 PM

Yeah not much impact on gaming unless you have some serious loading screens which i know you don't. Does make general life such as file transfers if you do any video editing :bounce: 

Later bro :hello: 
January 6, 2013 10:52:38 PM

First of all, get rid of that overpriced H80i and go for something much quieter and better, such as a DH-14. I would also get LOW PROFILE vengeance from corsair, as their Vengeance series doesn't need a heatsink. PSU is a good choice.

Now about the GPU, scrap XFX's 7970. They seem to have HEAPS of QC issues, as on these forums alone there are hundreds of issues with people and XFX 7970's. Perhaps choose another 7970? Also, Lifetime warranty is kind of pointless on a 7970, if you think about it, after the manufacturers standard 3 years of warranty, the GPU wouldn't even be that great at running games.

Good motherboard.

You don't need a sound card, all Z77 boards come with 7.1 audio as standard

Pretty big case, and good hard drive.

No point for i7 2700k as you won't even utilise its potential. Its also older and doesn't utilise PCIe 3.0, so you always want the newer technology.
January 6, 2013 11:17:03 PM

All good points good sir. Am curious as I am new here what are the problems withthe XFX 7970's ? was considering one myself the 7970 Ghz double D 797G-TDFC is this the same one? Or is this a different one?

Thank you