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Everything Compatible?

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January 10, 2013 7:01:22 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 Month

Budget Range: 2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the Web, Watching Movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Location: Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: N/A

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Have a good build already (i7 3700, GTX 660) but im giving to my brother and I get to upgrade so this is what i've decided to go with...

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.5 Ghz = $322.32
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77 = $239.99
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM = $81.88
Case: NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower = $169.99
Case Fan: NZXT 120mm Performance Case Fan = $6.99
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W PSU = $209.99
DVD-RW: Asus DRW-24B3LT 24x Internal DVD-RW Drive = $59.95
SSD: Crucial v4 64GB SSD = $73.38
HDD: WD Green Desktop 2TB Hard Drive = $107.98
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4096 MB GPU = $559.99
GPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler = $148.22
OS: WIN 7 Home Prmuim SP1 G4 Bit = $89.98
Total: $2100 (Aprox.)

Is this build good enough to maintain 60+ FPS on Default Ultra on Battlefield 3 and I want to know if anything is non-compatible with anything.

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January 10, 2013 7:47:33 AM

1. If this is mainly for gaming, I would change that cpu to 3570k. No advantage of getting an i7 for gaming. May even lower you fps in some games because of the hyperthreading. So go with a 3570k. it will also save you some money.

2. For the cooler, I still prefer air cooling than water cooling. Might end up leaking in some days. If you want, check the noctua NH-D14. or if you'll do minor overclocking. a hyper 212 evo will do.

3. I would atleast get a 128gb ssd. That is my normal suggestions on builds.

4. If your main concern is only battlefield, even a 660ti will get 60fps with it or a 7950. If I were to suggest you a card, I'll just go with 670. Overclocking 670 will easily cope up with 680, with major price difference.

5. Never heard of that PSU brand so I'm not sure if it a great brand or not. I usually suggest corsair/seasonic or any high tiered brand, tier1/2. like in here http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/... But If you are sure about that brand then go ahead, will give me also knowledge about that brand. 950w may be overkill but you can stick with it if you want.
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