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I'm on a tight budget, need help with purchasing liquid cooling system

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February 13, 2013 1:56:26 AM

I'm on a very tight budget.
Is a Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) much better than just a Single Standard 120MM Fan, its only a 10 dollar difference but I am on a very tight budget. Also any other advice, particularly attributed to gaming to maybe better my pc, but keep me within the same budget range would be appreciated. I am purchasing a computer mainly for gaming and with these specs:

Case: Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Color)
Laser Engraving: Custom Message - Max 35 characters (including spaces) (Courier New)
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: * [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-Z77-HD3 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Ultra Durable 4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified)
Memory: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [Free upgrade from 8GB Major Brand + Double Memory] (Kingston HyperX [Free upgrade from 8GB Major Brand + Double Memory])
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series CX600 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

February 13, 2013 3:31:27 AM

Don't waste money on water cooling. Get a better GPU. That 7770 will only get you medium settings at 1080p

Also, only get 8gb of RAM. The most any games uses is 4gb and 8gb is the sweet spot. Use the saved money to get a better GPU.
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February 13, 2013 3:42:02 PM

Unless your planning to overclock, you dont NEED liquid cooling. So if its a choice between liquid cooling and a better video card, go with the video card.
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