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Have: PSU, CPU, MOBO. Need GPU help.

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January 7, 2013 11:43:34 PM

I have the following parts already:

CPU: Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: SeaSonic X750 Gold http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM (I'll use this until I can afford an upgrade)

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This week and next week.

Budget Range: $400-$500 including tax/shipping/rebates/etc.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming primary.

Are you buying a monitor: No.

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Wherever the part is cheapest.

Location: Southern Indiana.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Future SLI upgrade.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments:

In order of importance (to me), the parts I need are: GPU, RAM, CPU Cooler, Case, SDD, HDD.

I've been slowly collecting parts on sale, but I'm ready to finish this build. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and kind regards,
Alltel

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January 7, 2013 11:47:58 PM

5400rpm is pretty slow man. Get a GTX 660 ti or a GTX 670. Pick up ram of choice (2x4 at 1600mhz should be enough) and then you case of choice. I would also recommend to get a new hardrive lol. Throw any CD drive you can find in there, not really important.
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January 9, 2013 7:54:56 PM

I realize that the hard drive is slow, it just wasn't the most important thing to replace right now. I was wondering how best to spend the $400-$500 on the parts I would need to complete this build. If I go with a GTX 670, that's a majority of the cost. Is that the best approach in this situation?

Thank you.
Alltel
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January 9, 2013 10:33:01 PM

It won't matter what GPU you get because your games will stutter because of the HDD. Do you realize that the GPU has to pull a crap load of textures of the HDD? I highly suggest a 7200 rpm drive.
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January 9, 2013 11:39:01 PM

Okay, you made your point on the HDD. What would be a good choice of parts for remainder of this build?

Thanks and kind regards,
Alltel
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January 14, 2013 10:09:48 PM

I've more or less decided on a GTX 670, though I have no idea which would be best. Any suggestions?

Kind regards,
Alltel
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January 14, 2013 11:00:07 PM

Alltel said:
I've more or less decided on a GTX 670, though I have no idea which would be best. Any suggestions?

Kind regards,
Alltel

Good choice. The 7970 is also a option... the GTX 670 is a very good choice though!
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