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January 28, 2013 3:48:24 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

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January 28, 2013 3:53:34 AM

Only get 8gb of RAM

Get a psu from Antec, XFX, Corsair, or Seasonic. 500-600 watts will be plenty.


Get a WAY cheaper case. ($50-$80)

Get a 7870 or 7950 with the saved money.
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January 28, 2013 4:06:08 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?

Thanks
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January 28, 2013 4:08:43 AM

The coolermaster HAF 912 is a great case.

The corsair cx600 is a good PSU. I have one myself.

I would get the 7950 because I prefer AMD. They are comparable cards and you will be very happy with either one.
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January 28, 2013 4:11:34 AM

Thanks, oh and if I was going to overclock my CPU, would a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO work well for the extra cooling?
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January 28, 2013 4:13:18 AM

Its a great cooler. it will perform very well.
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January 28, 2013 4:24:53 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?
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January 28, 2013 4:36:24 AM

Make sure the RAM is low profile

Everything will fit without issue.
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January 28, 2013 4:38:00 AM

It is thanks. Again, thanks for all of your help, back to my linear algebra proofs...
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January 28, 2013 4:40:12 AM

I hate that crap. lol. And no problem. Glad to be able to help!
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