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January 28, 2013 8:39:35 PM

Hello,
I am building a gaming computer mainly for games lyk crisis 3, battlefield 3/4,etc. I basically have everything picked out jst lookin for sum input on weather I have made the ryte decisions on hardware and weather I could improve in areas please leave opinions and comments they will deffinetely takin into consideration

motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-UP4TH
cpu: intel quad core i5-3570k
gpu: Gigabyte GTX660
heat sink: corsair H80
SSD: 256 GB m4
HDD: 1 TB WD caviar black
power source:Rosewill LIGHTNING-1300 1300W Continuous

please lave constructive criticism or advice n how to improve or places I can save money

P.s. I would lyk this computer to be upgradable in the future...and to mybe be overclocked on all eventually

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January 28, 2013 8:43:03 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 28, 2013 8:51:30 PM

First off you don't need a 1300W power supply - that's ridiculous overkill. Drop the H80 and get a Noctua U9B. And then you could cut down on the motherboard and get an Asrock Extreme 4. With the difference there you can upgrade your video card to a GTX 670 or Radeon 7970.

What's the budget? I could suggest a system if I knew that.
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January 28, 2013 9:08:23 PM

scrap the H80, Hyper evo will cool just as good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

scrap the 1300W PSU, you will NEVER need that much, go for a Corsair

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have an ASRock Z77 extreme4 love it, good OC chops, has my 2500K up to 4.5 no prob

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that should save you a pretty penny, 320 bucks by new egg prices, pick up a heck of a GPU minus the 660 you have on there(though the 660 is no slouch) . stick with a single GPU though, that way you can double it up with SLI in the future. The rest of the Machine should last you a good amount of time
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January 28, 2013 9:34:28 PM

Incldues parts that are very similar in performance to your originl build
COst of about $1000 before case, monitor and OS
Runs a 7950 which performs really sclose to the 7970 and can Crossfire another one later for more perofmrance
Hyper 212Evo allows the 3570k to OC
The mb is really decent and Gigabyte has way beter power delivery than comparable ASUS and AsRock boards
you can check out the power delivery of various motherboards in this list
http://sinhardware.com/index.php/99-sins-hardware/vrm-l...
the seagate 2 TB costs less than a black while offering more performence. I find that the newest seagate drives have tremendously mporved quality and am actually running one myself.
Stuck with the same SSD sicne it offers good performance and size for the price
went with a cheaper CX750W psu. It can drive 2 7950's AFAIK



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1016.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 18:25 EST-0500)
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January 28, 2013 10:32:34 PM

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January 28, 2013 10:50:14 PM

g-unit1111 said:
First off you don't need a 1300W power supply - that's ridiculous overkill. Drop the H80 and get a Noctua U9B. And then you could cut down on the motherboard and get an Asrock Extreme 4. With the difference there you can upgrade your video card to a GTX 670 or Radeon 7970.

What's the budget? I could suggest a system if I knew that.


obviously the powersupply is major overkill basically its there because I have extra money this pc is not really subject to cost I don't want to buy a system I would much rather do myself although thanks for the suggestion.....Why would I want to cut down on the motherboard?....I can get a higher end graphics card if suggested but I am more interested in why you would replace if price was not an issue? but lyk I said if I can get the same performance and quality out of the games I play(crisis,battlefield,dust 514) and still be able to upgrade to support future games if needed from another board cpu gpu etc for a cheaper price awesome!!!....thank you for the input it is greatly appreciated :)  p.s. looking at about 1500 for budget but it is extremely flexible
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January 28, 2013 11:04:02 PM

bdiddytampa said:
scrap the H80, Hyper evo will cool just as good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

scrap the 1300W PSU, you will NEVER need that much, go for a Corsair

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have an ASRock Z77 extreme4 love it, good OC chops, has my 2500K up to 4.5 no prob

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that should save you a pretty penny, 320 bucks by new egg prices, pick up a heck of a GPU minus the 660 you have on there(though the 660 is no slouch) . stick with a single GPU though, that way you can double it up with SLI in the future. The rest of the Machine should last you a good amount of time



Hello this was very helpful I realize the powersupply is outrageous basically its there because my fiancé is a gamer and lyks the "lytes" also had money so y not?...but in retrospect it is ridiculous..ha I do lyk your alternative to the motherboard what would u suggest for a gpu? I was at one point considering the 680 but have heard many conflicting opinions on it being overkill and cost to performance ratio not worth it??....money is not an extreme issue on this build we want to spend about 1500 but that is really flexible if it is worth it and basically just not overkill??
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