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First Gaming Rig. Halp pls

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January 9, 2013 1:37:39 AM

Is this good? I'm hoping to be able to play most games on High/Max settings, while still getting good FPS. Also I need a new motherboard/Harddrive (At Least 1TB) and Power supply :3 , just don't know which ones would work. Newegg discontinued the ones I was going to get.

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k ($226.99)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H ($114.99)
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR ($499.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB ($40.99)
SSD (Primary Storage): OCZ Vertex 3 (120GB) ($124.99 after mail-in rebate)
Hard Drive (Secondary Storage): 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX ($129.99)
Optical Drive: Asus Black Blu-ray combo drive ($74.99 after mail-in rebate)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M ($64.99 after mail-in rebate)
Case: NZXT M50 ($50.49 after mail-in rebate)
Total: $1,230.92

Not sure If Case works?

Excluding OS, Monitor, Keyboard & Mouse.

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January 9, 2013 4:21:03 AM

I think you can play any games on max with an hd 7970 which is like 150-200 bucks cheaper when you see it go on sale. you can easily get 80+FPS with it

If money is not an issue then you can go ahead with the GPU but if you are conscious then that 150-200$ graphics card savings can go towards investing in:
a) a good mechanical keyboard that will last very long...
b) another card 3-5 years later when the hd 7970 OR the card you listed will be obsolete anyways...
c) use it towards building another computer
d) save for a rainy day
e) etc... HD 7950 tier is also adequate to max all settings for all current games and games the next 2-3 years unless you want 100+ FPS...


depends where your part availability is you can get the i5 3570k for $200 so that again is a $30 savings

I don't see an aftermarket cooler on the list for your cpu

Also if the western digital green is NOT 7200RPM then i would rather get the caviar black 1TB for 90 bucks

Edit: I'm not sure if the prices you listed are with or without taxes
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