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Last revisions before I buy my gaming computer today.

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February 18, 2013 4:36:28 PM

I'm buying it before the day is over. All suggestions are welcome.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.59 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.97 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Blade Master 76.8 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.93 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($12.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Bluetooth dongle ($13.99)
Total: $1205.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 13:36 EST-0500)
a b B Homebuilt system
February 18, 2013 4:43:28 PM

You just need 8GB of ram.
Here's cheaper ram : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321
Get the hdd there too : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1272
If it's for a single card, a 550 quality psu will do : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257
or if you plan to crossfire : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59617&promoid=1139

XFX psu are made by seasonic.
With the savings get a ssd : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-driv...
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 18, 2013 4:48:02 PM

Even for that, 8GB is suffice, you'll benefit more with a ssd than 16GB of ram.
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February 18, 2013 4:55:56 PM

Are you sure that i can trust ncix.com? It looks sketchy to me.
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February 18, 2013 5:13:14 PM

That's round about my current build, and I've had no problems with any current games. It's a rather nice setup, friend.
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February 18, 2013 5:14:49 PM

daniel404 said:
Are you sure that i can trust ncix.com? It looks sketchy to me.


It's a trusted website for pc parts, it's not sketchy.
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February 18, 2013 5:15:29 PM

ncix is great, it depends on where you stay. Here in Canada there service are great, ship out in 2days even without fast express, their after service are good too. There are weekly specials, I once save $150 on a gtx 680 after MIR.
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February 18, 2013 5:17:40 PM

And djangoringo is right, getting an ssd will give you more benefit, if you use windows 8, it saves you a heck of booting time, even win7 boot are extremely fast. You will also benefit from faster loading, whereas you can add a ram later on, but if you get an ssd later on, its harder to transfer the os over to the sdd from your original storage if you so wish to do it.
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February 18, 2013 5:30:10 PM

Cutting ram in half will not save you enough to buy an SSD. Remember unused ram works as an ulta fast disk cache. I would try to get both if you could afford it.
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