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New gaming PC please help!

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January 9, 2013 3:16:56 PM

Hello, can you help to build gaming pc please. Is this good, or I need to change something?

What I build by mi self is that:

1.Corsair Hydro H100i Water-Cooling CPU Cooler £93.58 inc. VAT

2. Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor £247.50 inc. VAT

3. 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Racing Red 2133MHz CL11 DDR3 Dual/Quad Channel Kit [CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11R] £79.99 inc. VAT

4. ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard £199.99 inc. VAT

5. Asus HD 7950 DirectCU II V2 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £269.99 inc. VAT

6. Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" SATA-III Solid State Hard Drive £159.54 inc. VAT

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January 16, 2013 3:53:58 AM

You could dump the i7 and get an i5 instead, use the savings for more ram (if your MB will hold it), or pocket the money. I don't think the cost difference between the i5 and i7 is worth the slight performance upgrade.
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January 16, 2013 3:59:26 AM

^ i second i5
January 16, 2013 4:04:17 AM

as Dragonlord12832 said, the i7 isnt worth it for gaming, switch to an i5-3570k and overclock it a bunch.
with the leftover cash, upgrade to a 7970 or grab an extra 8GBs of RAM, the 7970 would give a better performance upgrade though