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February 13, 2013 3:37:39 PM

CASE: Cooler Master Elite 431 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770 3.40 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull)
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory
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
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card
POWER: 800w

Its has ended up costing me allot. Will this make a good gaming computer?
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February 13, 2013 3:43:37 PM

Switch the cpu for the i5, and save some, you won't gain any fps with the i7, also you don't need the watercooler for locked cpus.
A 7870 is a good card for gaming, you'll play most games at high settings, but if you can put in there the 7950, the better, also you don't need 16GB ram, 8GB is suffice.
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February 13, 2013 3:46:46 PM

djangoringo said:
Switch the cpu for the i5, and save some, you won't gain any fps with the i7, also you don't need the watercooler for locked cpus.
A 7870 is a good card for gaming, you'll play most games at high settings, but if you can put in there the 7950, the better, also you don't need 16GB ram, 8GB is suffice.

Alright thanks, the 16gb upgrade was free XD but is there something im missing? Like will it get hot or anything? And the reason i got i7 is because i had a good deal for it, is it that unnecessary?
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February 13, 2013 3:58:32 PM

It is unnecessary, but it doesn't hurt. It's just that there are almost no games that use hyperthreading, which is all you are paying for in the i7 that you don't have in the i5-3570k.

So I guess it depends on how good a deal it really is. If you can save enough $$ to get the 7950 by dropping down to the i5 do it, you will see better performance in gaming with a 3570k/7950 than a 3770/7870. So its your call really...
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February 13, 2013 4:00:01 PM

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