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I'm building a new computer and i want to make sure everything looks good

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January 19, 2013 7:14:11 PM

Hello,
Here are the specs:
CPU - Intel Core i5 3570k
Ram - 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm 64MB Cache SATA3
Power Supply - MS Tech 550 Watt

For a graphics card i'm deciding between:
- Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX650
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti
- Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX650 Ti
Which one is better?

And which Motherboard is better:
- Asus P8H77-M Pro
- Asus P8Z77-M Pro

Also will it be able to run The Sims 3 game with all expansion pack's and stuff pack's installed, on high settings, with no lag?

And will i be able to play Skyrim and Assassin's Creed 3 on it?
January 19, 2013 7:37:17 PM

It really helps if you use the format suggested in the thread at the top of the forum about how to ask for advice
January 19, 2013 7:47:41 PM

Ditch that PSU and go with a better brand like Seasonic. I would go with the Gigabyte 650Ti out of those cards. The Z77 board will overclock and so I would chose that one. You should be able to play those games no problem with that rig. Have you considered an SSD? They really decrease load times in games as well as making many other things faster also.
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January 19, 2013 7:58:21 PM

If i were you, I would drop to an i5 3470 and get an hd 7850. It will get you higher settings in games like skyrim.
January 19, 2013 8:00:42 PM

A 650ti will only get you medium/ a few high settings at 180p in skyrim.
January 19, 2013 8:07:23 PM

Since we don't know your budget, overclocking preferences, or hardware that you already have, I am just going to throw this out there.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($227.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1001.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 17:06 EST-0500)
January 19, 2013 8:20:00 PM

stefan3171 said:
Hello,
Here are the specs:
CPU - Intel Core i5 3570k
Ram - 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm 64MB Cache SATA3
Power Supply - MS Tech 550 Watt

For a graphics card i'm deciding between:
- Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX650
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti
- Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX650 Ti
Which one is better?

And which Motherboard is better:
- Asus P8H77-M Pro
- Asus P8Z77-M Pro

Also will it be able to run The Sims 3 game with all expansion pack's and stuff pack's installed, on high settings, with no lag?

And will i be able to play Skyrim and Assassin's Creed 3 on it?


Your build looks good, apart from the PSU. Get yourself a better one from Antec, Seasonic or Corsair.

For the card I´d go with GTX650 Ti, and the Asus P8Z77-M Pro motherboard.

You should be able to play The Sims 3 at high settings, with no lag.

Skyrim and Assassin's Creed 3 are very demanding games -- you may play them on medium/high settings without a problem, but not in ultra.
January 19, 2013 8:22:08 PM

any advice on a build is meaningless till we know screen resolution
January 19, 2013 8:25:02 PM

Outlander_04 said:
any advice on a build is meaningless till we know screen resolution


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