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My gaming pc build (review)

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January 20, 2013 4:08:18 PM

So these are the parts I'm planing on getting soon, it's my first build and I'm not a pro at this. So is everything compatible? What would u guys change? My budget is $3000 and I want something BEAST that will last long.. Thanks to everyone :D 

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Extreme EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($379.88 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($539.99 @ Memory Express)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($144.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Silverstone RV03B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($128.13 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
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Will I be overclocking? Yes

How many monitors? One

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January 20, 2013 7:27:30 PM

You built a nice rendering pc and editing pc. You only need an i5 3570k. I would only get an this motherboard asus p8z77-VLK
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
more than you have to. For a gaming rig, 8gb ram is easily enough. I would only get one ssd if I were you, I can't see how you would need more than that. I personally wouldn't get a sound card.
Then I the 7970 ghz edition
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
it is generally stronger than the 680 and cheaper. With all of this money saved, you would only need about $50 more to be able to get another 7970 ghz so you could crossfire them. The build I am suggesting would kill the original.
January 20, 2013 7:42:13 PM

Will I get the same gaming performance with the i5? And I plan on crossfireing the 680 in the future... Thanks for ur reply
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January 20, 2013 7:45:03 PM

Yes you will get the same performance. The 7970 ghz is a better card though, especially for the money.
January 20, 2013 7:54:00 PM

Is the 7970 better in durability as well? Ive heard that it consumes more energy and that it gets hotter...
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