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January 30, 2013 11:29:13 PM

is this an ok system for a new person in pc gaming??

Case - coolmaster elite 430/431p
Power Supply - Hytec/Hipro heavy duty low noise 850w
Motherboard - ASRock(Asus) Z77 PRO3 4xDDR3 SATA3 7.1GBLAN
CPU - Ivy bridge Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz quad core cpu
CPU Cooling - thermaltake ISGC 300 low noise CPU fan & heatsink
Graphics Card - AMD/ATI HD 7950 3 GIG DVI/HMI/DP
Hard Disk Drive - 1 terrabyte seagate SATA 3 7200rpm
RAM - 8 gig 1600Mhz DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws
OS - windows 7

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January 30, 2013 11:33:43 PM

Change that psu for a decent one, that one is a crappy one.
Budget/currency ?
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January 30, 2013 11:41:33 PM

1800 - 2000 im in australia
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January 30, 2013 11:49:20 PM

My suggestion :

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($115.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($165.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Total: $1333.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


It doesn't include os price in the list, but i'm sure it's not more than ~100$ in there too, all parts are from Australia.
For gaming you don't need the i7, the i5 will give the same performance, only in editing or demanding applications outside gaming, the i7 HT is useful.
This psu allows for even a crossfire setup of two 7970.
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January 30, 2013 11:54:41 PM

it will work nicely together but id get a hyper212evo instead and save some money and use that to get a seasonic or other name brand power supply like corsair.But if your gaming you will do much better with a 3570k.It will take no performance away in games and will be much cheaper and the 212evo gives you some room to atleast 4ghz on a bad chip.Also if you ever plan to hardcore video edit than know that windows 7 home premium has a cap of 16gb ram.
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