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January 15, 2013 6:11:23 PM

I know these parts all work with each other, What I would like to know is it way over kill? I currently have a PC I built it has an i3-3220 and only 4 gig of RAM, I was going to go with this although I was not sure if it was over kill. I play games such as Skyrim, Flight Simulator and Grand Theft Auto. I would like to run them on Ultra high setting. I also do some 3d and 2d graphics. any help would be great!


CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-V ATX LGA1155
Memory:Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM, Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Power Supply: Rosewill 850W ATX12V / EPS12V

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January 15, 2013 6:31:42 PM

Yes, it's overkill.

You don't need the i7 - get the i5 3570k and save some money. It'll still perform perfectly well.

For the MOBO, you've actually undershot - you need a Z77 to go with a "k" CPU, because otherwise you can't overclock. Get a Z77 MOBO - Asus makes good ones.

You don't need 16 GB RAM. 2x4 GB is plenty.

Finally, the PSU is overkill. 650W is plenty for this rig, maybe 750W to give you breathing room for SLI in the future.

Edit: Oh, and make sure that you have the 64-bit version of Windows. If you only have 32-bit Windows, then it will only recognize about 4GB RAM and so any upgrade at all would be wasted.
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January 15, 2013 6:32:32 PM

go with a 660ti power edition once overclocked it will give almost as good performance as an overclocked 670 also you may want to upgrade to a better psu and if your focus is primarily gaming go with an i5 3570k.
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