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My friend is actually going to be building a new system and has been asking me for help, I usually just turn to you guys for all of my help.

Here's the system he's thinking about getting.

CPU: i5-3570K - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
MoBo: BIOSTAR TZ77B - $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138352
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB (4GBx4) 1600Hz - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231497
GPU: Sapphire HD 7970 OC 3GB - $390
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 64MB cache 7200RPM - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
Optic: SAMSUNG DVD Burner - $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256
PSU:COOLMAX CL-700B 700W ATX - $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159107
Cooling:COOLER MASTER V8 - $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower - Window - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

I this is going to be a gaming system.

Suggesting that he gets an SSD (any prefered brands?), a 212 EVO over the V8, 8GB of RAM should be lots.

Anyone have any thoughts of that MoBo? Or any other concerns?

Thanks for any replys.
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  1. Best answer
    -much better motherboard without fail layouts
    -you dont need that much ram for gaming
    -a 670 performs a tad less than the 7970 but is going to have drivers that are a tad more stable. your call for him. my rig will work with either card
    -dont get a crappy power supply
    -better case. way better case

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/x6tM
  2. if there a micro center near you they do have better cpu and mb combo prices. if he not going to over clock the cpu he could use a 3470.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647
    99.00.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157296
    109.00
  3. Thanks for the quick responses. Pretty much what I though. I like how BigTroll if i where to swap out the SSD with a Samsung 840 and the PSU with a Corsair TX650 you basically build my system.
  4. Best answer selected by robert_cmf.
  5. no point of the tx 650w if the xfx 550w is all you need. they are both built by the same company; seasonic

    840 is crap. 840 pro is the best
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