1st homebuild....does this sound ok.??

Intel Core i5 3570K - Overclocked to 4.5Ghz - 3XS OCB Z77 Smart - Intel Core i5 3570K
2 x 4GB Corsair 3XS Only Vengeance LP Black 1600Mhz C9 Module
Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler Intel 775/1155/1156/1366 AMD 939/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H, USB 3.0 Intel Z77,
2GB Gigabyte GTX 660 Windforce 2X, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 1033MHz, Boost 1098MHz
1TB Western Digital WD10EZRX Caviar Green, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, IntelliPower, 64MB Cache, 8ms, OEM
700W Alpine PSU with 120mm Quiet Fan 24+4 Pin Intel v2.03 ATX
Samsung SH-224BB/RSMS 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, x12 RAM, SATA, Retail
Logitech K360 Wireless Keyboard, 6 Hot Keys and 12 Programmable F Keys
Gigabyte Force M9 Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse, 2000dpi USB
Coolermaster K-350 Black Mid Tower Performance Case w/o

I'm going for games like BF3, star wars online, guild wars 2 etc etc......

I was going for the
XFX Radeon HD 7870 Core Edition AMD Graphics Card but i thought the Gforce 660 was the way to go.?????

thanks for any help/advice.
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  1. Actually, i just found this. 3GB XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double D, 5000MHz GDDR5, GPU 800MHz
  2. lambo7 said:
    Intel Core i5 3570K - Overclocked to 4.5Ghz - 3XS OCB Z77 Smart - Intel Core i5 3570K
    2 x 4GB Corsair 3XS Only Vengeance LP Black 1600Mhz C9 Module
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler Intel 775/1155/1156/1366 AMD 939/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+
    Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H, USB 3.0 Intel Z77,
    2GB Gigabyte GTX 660 Windforce 2X, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 1033MHz, Boost 1098MHz
    1TB Western Digital WD10EZRX Caviar Green, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, IntelliPower, 64MB Cache, 8ms, OEM
    700W Alpine PSU with 120mm Quiet Fan 24+4 Pin Intel v2.03 ATX
    Samsung SH-224BB/RSMS 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, x12 RAM, SATA, Retail
    Logitech K360 Wireless Keyboard, 6 Hot Keys and 12 Programmable F Keys
    Gigabyte Force M9 Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse, 2000dpi USB
    Coolermaster K-350 Black Mid Tower Performance Case w/o


    Looks good except replace the psu. Get a good 500W for a single card or 650W for 2 cards (provided it has enough amps and connectors) .

    Recommendations:

    Corsair TX550M
    SeaSonic S12II 520
    SeaSonic G 550
    XFX Pro Series 550W
    Antec High Current Gamer 620M
    Corsair TX650 V2
    SeaSonic S12II 620
    XFX Core Edition 650


    lambo7 said:
    I'm going for games like BF3, star wars online, guild wars 2 etc etc......

    I was going for the
    XFX Radeon HD 7870 Core Edition AMD Graphics Card but i thought the Gforce 660 was the way to go.?????


    That depends. The HD7870 is slightly faster although both cards really do trade blow. I say get the one with the features you need most (Nvidia PhysX, Adaptive V-Sync, TXAA or AMD Eyefinity, better compute power)
  3. unless you can afford 670, get 7870 or 7950 :)

    1TB Western Digital WD10EZRX Caviar Green ---> this hdd is slower than normal hdd and usually bought for backup

    for OS installation, get 1TB seagate or WDC blue, a 128GB SSD will be even better
  4. lambo7 said:
    Actually, i just found this. 3GB XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double D, 5000MHz GDDR5, GPU 800MHz


    That's faster than the 7870 and GTX660. However, price to performance wise, the 7870 XT (Tahiti LE) is even better. It performs somewhere between the 7870 and 7950 (closer to the 7950) but costs not much more than a 7870. They're pretty hard to find though.
  5. Like AMD Radeon said, get a WD Blue/Black or Seagate Barracude. I didn't see the Green drive before. You want to avoid using that for OS. For storage however, it's not bad.
  6. I have the feeling your GPU advices are slightly biased
  7. ok, ive changed to
    R7870-2GD5T/OC - 2GB MSI Radeon HD 7870 Overclocked
    1TB seagate.
    600W corsair PSU
  8. As ezioas stated, Sapphire 7870XT (might only be able to find powercolor or club 3d). 7870xt is not the same as a GHz, it's not even the same core (it's more like a 7930).

    I'm going to champion the G550 seasonic PSU he linked, as well. A Corsair CX isn't a PSU I'd want to use. At least step up to the TX/VX series.

    Western DIgital Caviar Blue for HDD (seagate been having some issues).
  9. I'm getting it all from www.scan.co.uk my budget it about £700.
    could you see if there's a good G/card for no more than roughly £150-200.
    thanks
  10. Seems like a normal 7870 is your best choice
  11. ok, so before i order it all....the
    MSI Overclocked Radeon HD 7870 AMD Graphics Card - 2GB is better than
    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked NVIDIA Graphics Card - 2GB

    thanks
  12. Depends on the game really, it's not a clear cut winner. Look here http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=660. The 7870 does overclock better though.
  13. I think i might try and go 3gb HD7950.
    thanks for the help
  14. You always have the 7870 XT as an option.
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