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January 15, 2013 11:47:45 PM

Hey guys, I am planning my first build and I wanted a bit of feedback on the set up I have in mind. I am looking to build a machine that will allow me to play games such as WoW, GW2, Skyrim, etc.. on High/Ultra settings without any FPS issues, trying to avoid bottle-necking the pc as much as possible. Any suggestions or concerns you see related to my list of parts would be greatly appreciated. My research tells me that there should be no compatibility issues. My biggest concerns are the PSU and the MOBO for the most part. I plan to do some light Overclocking, maybe up to 4.0 or so, would the fan that comes with the 3570k be suitable for that?

Comprised list as of now:

CPU - i5 3570k http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

MOBO - ASUS P8Z77-V LE http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Memory - 2 x 4gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600

GPU - EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w 80 Plus http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Case - Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - Samsung 830 Series 128gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1TB hdd, disc drive, etc...

Thanks for any input you guys might have!





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January 16, 2013 2:01:01 AM

I believe Newegg does not carry that SSD anymore. I'd get a Kingston HyperX 3K, Plextor M5P, or Samsung 840 Pro. As for the CPU, I'd advise against using the stock fan, even without overclocking. A Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus or Evo would work well. Memory would be fine. If you're really into overclocking, I'd search for "Samsung 30nm RAM". Those sticks are some of the best overclockers out there. Even without overclocking, they're some of the best value RAM you can buy.
I would suggest a different PSU based on the reviews for this one. I always recommend Corsair, but I'm sure there are other good brands out there.

From what I see so far, someone on here named AMD Radeon would suggest going with a brand other than EVGA for the GPU.
January 16, 2013 4:01:53 AM

there also a few good 60-80 seal water units. toms did a round up of a few. I would look into a gaming case r300 or a nxt case.
most of the newer cases going to have better cable management for mod power supply's. also have open top (grill or fans) to pull hot air up and out of case. older case you have is set up as push/pull. vendors have found that with the ps on the bottom of the case the ps is a puller and they use one or two fans on top as pusher. the ps you picked out check the reviews online to see if it a re branded seasonic power supply. some are some are not.
January 16, 2013 10:39:11 AM

Okay, I made a few changes.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xT0B

Will most likely be going with the MSI GTX 670 Power Edition, SeaSonic 650w modular PSU, NZXT Tempest 410 Case, 2 x 4gb Samsung DDR3-1600, and the Samsung 840 120gb ssd. I also added the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO heatsink.

It sounds like a solid build, but still time to make tweaks to it. Just need to wait for the tax return now...

Any positive or negatives on the updated build would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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