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February 13, 2013 2:57:42 AM

hi there i just need an opinion for building a new rig

im building a budged gaming pc, already got from my old one the hdd, optical drive, psu, and video card im upgrading the procesor, motherboard, ram and heatsink im considering this deal for $500

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what do you think is ok or should i swap something for the same value i got $550 max budget

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February 14, 2013 1:19:22 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
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February 14, 2013 1:27:45 AM

What is your video card?

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February 14, 2013 1:33:13 AM

got a evga geforce gtx 660 2gb gddr5 bought it on october last year
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February 14, 2013 1:37:19 AM

Ok you're good.

As long as you have a 1920 x 1080 monitor. :) 

oh yeah 16gb is overkill for gaming but if you don't really care hey. 8gb more RAM!
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February 14, 2013 1:49:32 AM

i use a 1920x1080 monitor for gaming and a 1440x900 monitor to browse the web while gaming, i'm considering the 16 gb because i use software like solidworks and matlab so i feel o dont want to keep short
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February 14, 2013 1:57:39 AM

Okay, you know what you are doing! :) 
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February 14, 2013 2:08:29 AM

thank you, then i'll go with that build, hopefully it last some years lol
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