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My first build 7970

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January 17, 2013 12:51:01 PM

Hello, i am on the point to buy my first self-build pc!
I just have a question, before i buy i need some advice from some experts if these parts are compatible with each other!
Thank you for replying!

- i5 3570
- Sapphire radeon HD 7970
- BeQuiet! 530W PSU
- Cooler Master TX3
- Asrock H77 Pro4
- Corsair vengeance 8GB 1600Mhz RAM
- Western Digital Blue WD10EALX 1TB
- NZXT Vulcan Case

If i miss a part, please tell me!
Help is always welcome, no trolls please? :non: 

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January 17, 2013 1:16:19 PM

Can you not get the k version of the i5?

I wouldn't use a caviar blue for a gaming build, step that up to a black and get a different PSU. Something from corsair, seasonic, enermax etc
January 17, 2013 1:35:47 PM


A good quality psu is vital.

For the cpu I would either get the 3570k (if overclocking - wich you can not do with an h77 board) or the 3470 (no overclocking)...
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January 17, 2013 2:40:55 PM

I would get a 64 Gb SSD for your OS.... Makes a huge difference.
January 17, 2013 2:44:09 PM

id never get a SSD smaller than 120gb
January 17, 2013 3:39:34 PM

1. The thing that I would change is the psu, I would get trusted brands/ high tiered brands/series. A seasonic m12II/corsair hx/tx cx will do too. check this

2. It all comes down to budget, you can add an ssd if you have a budget. But can live without it. Or you can upgrade that hdd to caviar black of you have the budget, but blue will be fine.

3. You can save money by dishing that cooler since your not gonna overclock. You won't need it really unless you just want different looks.

4. You can also save money by change the cpu to 3470. Levels with the performance of 3570 but cheaper.

5. everything else is fine.
January 17, 2013 4:59:48 PM

i cant afford a SSD, whats the difference?
January 17, 2013 9:40:43 PM

-change back to a xfx 550w. thats all you need. they are the same units inside (xfx vs corsair)

-mushkin blackline is 35.57 at us.ncix. same ram but cheaper

-look at the one i suggested

-no difference between the 2