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January 7, 2013 5:46:30 PM

I'm trying to build a gaming rig my budget is ± 1200-1300 dollars before shipping.
The rig i've build still needs a CPU cooler and a power supply as im not sure which ones i should buy could you please help me improve my gaming rig?
Thanks in advance


CPU:Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB
Motherboard:ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155
Memory:G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin
Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922
Storage:Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
Storage:OCZ Vertex 4

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January 7, 2013 6:00:40 PM

For gaming you'll get no benefit from the i7. You could save around $100 by chosing an i5 3***.

Your Mobo choice is fine but not made for overclocking - so don't choose the 3570k processor. If your not going to overclock the heatsink/fan that comes with the processor will be sufficient (albeit a bit noisier). If you do want to have the OC option you should choose the 3570k + z77 mobo + Hyper 212 or Noctua NH-D14.

As for the PSU - if your not going to overclock and you don't need the extra wattage for possibly running dual GPUs you would be fine with a quality 500w unit. (Seasonic, Antec, Corsair or XFX).

You should fill out the `How to Ask for New Build Advice` information which is stickied on this forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra... By providing the extra information you`ll get a more customized response and a better build for your needs and money!
January 7, 2013 6:09:27 PM

Avenged7x said:
For gaming you'll get no benefit from the i7. You could save around $100 by chosing an i5 3***.

Your Mobo choice is fine but not made for overclocking - so don't choose the 3570k processor. If your not going to overclock the heatsink/fan that comes with the processor will be sufficient (albeit a bit noisier). If you do want to have the OC option you should choose the 3570k + z77 mobo + Hyper 212 or Noctua NH-D14.

As for the PSU - if your not going to overclock and you don't need the extra wattage for possibly running dual GPUs you would be fine with a quality 500w unit. (Seasonic, Antec, Corsair or XFX).

You should fill out the `How to Ask for New Build Advice` information which is stickied on this forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra... By providing the extra information you`ll get a more customized response and a better build for your needs and money!

Thanks for your reply Avenged7x ill improve my first post
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January 7, 2013 6:39:28 PM

I'm trying to build a gaming rig my budget is ± 1200-1300 dollars before shipping.
The only thing i need is the parts so theres no need for a monitor or os but they parts should be able to be shipped to belgium cause i live there x) I'm a tad clueless on overcloaking but if it helps i'd like it though i am a tad clueless on the subject
The rig i've build still needs a CPU cooler and a power supply as im not sure which ones i should buy could you please help me improve my gaming rig?
Thanks in advance



CPU:Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB
Motherboard:ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155
Memory:G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin
Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922
Storage:Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
Storage:OCZ Vertex 4
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January 7, 2013 6:54:56 PM

Okay, like we said, don't buy an i7. There will be ZERO difference between that and an i5 for gaming.

I'd go with a z77 motherboard (yours atm can't overclock), a i5-3570k, and a Hyper 212+... but that's if I'm going to overclock.

If you don't want to / want to save the money, buy an i5-3470, keep the same motherboard, and don't worry about a fan.

As for the power supply, get a SeaSonic 500/520w.
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