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Suggestions for gaming pc parts

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January 28, 2013 3:46:08 AM

I'm planning on building a custom pc for gaming and such, any advice or suggestions, here are the parts I'm currently planning on using:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k Quad Core
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700 Watts
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
Optical Drive: Asus DRW
January 28, 2013 3:49:58 AM

OCZ is not a highly-trusted brand for power supplies. Look for a Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX psu instead.
If you plan to overclock, you'll need a 3rd party cpu cooler. If not, you can save a little money by switching to an i5-3470 and an H77 or B75 motherboard.
16GB is excessive for a gaming rig. You won't see a significant benefit over 8GB.
January 28, 2013 4:06:25 AM

Would a CoolerMaster HAF 912 work well, and would I need to buy extra fans?
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM
PSU: Corsair Builder Master 600W

And what would you recommend, a 7950 or a GeForce GTX 670, and why?

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 28, 2013 4:10:02 AM

7950 has a better price perf ratio but the 670 has marginally better performance and some Nvidia extras
AMD is fixing the suttering issue and stuffs
January 28, 2013 4:10:16 AM

Oh, and would a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO work for a CPU cooler?
January 28, 2013 4:23:14 AM

Yes, the 212 EVO is a very popular choice.
January 28, 2013 4:25:32 AM

Thanks for all your help, so something like this would work well?
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad Core
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
PCU: Corsair Builder Master 600W
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB DDR3) 1600Mhz
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
HHD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB, 64MB Cache
Optical Drive: Asus DRW
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912

And everything will fit in the smaller case well right?
January 28, 2013 4:34:56 AM

The GTX 670 is fairly long, so you might have to remove the HDD cage, but aside from that, I don't think you'll have any trouble getting the components to fit inside the case.
January 28, 2013 4:38:08 AM

Thanks for all of your help, back to my linear algebra proofs...
a b B Homebuilt system
January 28, 2013 5:45:43 AM

The 212 Evo is good but if on a really tight budget the 212+ is alos a very good choice and $10 less