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Foray in to gaming PC - will this build work?

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February 19, 2013 12:43:11 AM

I have finally decided to switch from console gaming into pc gaming so im starting from scratch and building a gaming system powerful enough BF3 (high - ultra) and max payne 3 (mid to high). i have looked on from my parts and came to this for my final build:

Motherboard: gigabyte GA-z77x-UD5h Motherboard
Cpu: intel core i5 3570k
Gpu: sapphire radeon HD7850 2gb OC V2
Power supply: corsair TX-850 V2 power supply
Cpu cooler: Coolmaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda
RAM: Corsair Vengeance CML16gX3M2A1600C10 16gb (2x8gb) DDR3
Case: Fractal Design R4 pearl black
Optical: Pioneer DVR-220LBKS black 24x DVDRW OEM

additionally: Asus Vs248H 24" LED Monitor

my question is; will this setup be suitable for gaming (i.e. compatible with respectable performance) and also if there were any concerns about my build such as better performing parts that are same of lower price? I appreciate any help on the subject, I'm pretty new at this, I'm having some friends on assisting on the build but any help is great ;) 

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February 19, 2013 12:53:28 AM

You have an expensive motherboard, an overkill psu and unnecessary quantity of ram, when you should spend more on the gpu, get at least a 7870XT or 7950.
What's the total budget ?
February 19, 2013 12:58:59 AM

overall i think 1500 would be my cut off point, would the gigabyte UD3H be more ideal?? I was thinking that but i heard that spending alot on the motherboard will do good as you can transfer it to another build down the road.

Edit: the total price includes the monitor, my current build costs $1,440 AUD
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February 19, 2013 1:02:04 AM

This would do :

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Other: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey ($149.00)
Total: $1352.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you can spend more get the 7950 :
February 19, 2013 1:24:37 AM

thanks heaps looks like a superior and cheaper build :) , do you think 650w is good long term?? no need to future proof?
February 19, 2013 1:34:09 AM

Yes, it's plenty for any high end card that will come, and for the current system, it's a quality psu the TX V2, it's a seasonic oem psu.
February 19, 2013 1:36:09 AM

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February 19, 2013 1:36:47 AM

thanks dude your damazing.. the d is silent
February 19, 2013 1:45:25 AM

No problem, good luck with your build.