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January 11, 2013 10:34:34 PM

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=N82E168...
MoBo: BIOSTAR TZ77B - $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB (4GBx4) 1600Hz - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: Sapphire HD 7970 OC 3GB - $390
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 64MB cache 7200RPM - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optic: SAMSUNG DVD Burner - $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU:COOLMAX CL-700B 700W ATX - $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooling:COOLER MASTER V8 - $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower - Window - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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January 11, 2013 10:51:17 PM

-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
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January 11, 2013 11:37:29 PM

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.
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January 11, 2013 11:37:46 PM

Best answer selected by robert_cmf.
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January 11, 2013 11:50:56 PM

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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