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First Computer Build (23rd Draft) Help??

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January 27, 2013 3:53:54 AM

Hello once again everyone,

My objective for this build is to be able to run games like Crysis 2 at max settings at 45+ fps fir $770ish or less...
After posting my first and second draft build and taking peoples suggestions (http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/874288.aspx) I have a third draft that I'm wondering if people have any further suggestions..

Here's The Link
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zOU4

Just click on the part to see more details..
Now, addressing some the comments regarding my case people had earlier.
I chose the case based on a good number of reasons...not just looks..It comes with a total of 4 fans..the panel that the motherboard mounts opens up making it easier for me to install the parts (especially since this is my first build)..

Now, according to this link
http://www.techspot.com/review/572-nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...
I should be able to run Crysis 2 at max settings at my desired fps..But someone did mention that the processor could possibly hinder the video cards power..is this true??
If it is true what CPU would you suggest so i could fully harness my video cards power..


Much thanks!
January 27, 2013 3:55:50 AM

why 2x 500GB hdd? raid 0 doesnt help you but more potential problem

there is no way i3 will bottleneck GPU power, except for skyrim that requires more power from cpu
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January 27, 2013 4:31:04 AM

Yeah, no need for two smaller HDDs. Get one and save the money. Really, there is no need for the Z75 or ATX for that matter if you are running a single card. H77 mATX will do.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Smilodon ATX-612WB ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.24 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $726.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 01:30 EST-0500)

A few dollars above your original.
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January 27, 2013 4:40:42 AM

Well a Z77 board gives you SRT as well the ability to overclock.
You can push the 3570 to 4-4.2ghz using the turbo multiplier

(if you wonder why I run with only 4.1 on my 3570k when I could have bought the 3570, its cuz i am too lazy yo OC higher :p )
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January 27, 2013 4:42:30 AM

stickmansam said:
Well a Z77 board gives you SRT as well the ability to overclock.
You can push the 3570 to 4-4.2ghz using the turbo multiplier


I think that would push him way over budget. Looking at about double the cost for motherboard and adding a cooler and extra $20 on CPU. He could go cheaper and get the 3470 and save another $20 for 200MHz
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