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February 23, 2013 3:04:48 AM

Hey.



This is my first time having building a computer and I want some of your guys' advice on it. :D  Firstly, I'm not looking for suggestions on replacing any components right now; I believe I'm sorted on that part. I just want to get a confirmation that everything will work together and that it'll be a good gaming pc, and run most games maxed.



Case: Cooler Master K350
Processor: i5 3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4 GHZ
RAM: STRONTIUM 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M Intel B75 mATX Ivy Bridge Socket 1155 4x DDR3
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC version 2GB
PSU: SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V
HDD: Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 HDD 64M CACHE 7200RPM NCQ



So, how does it look? Am I good to go? Is it a good gaming PC?

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February 23, 2013 3:08:04 AM

Looking at it, looks like you don't plan to OC, I'd suggest cutting a bit on the CPU and beef up that GPU. Can't make you a list without a budget.
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February 23, 2013 3:09:24 AM

It's solid, but for gaming i recommend a better card, see if you can put in there a 7870 tahiti le and lower down the cpu for the i5-3470 or even the i5-3350p(usually it's cheaper and it will have the same performance as the other one listed) and put more on the gpu.
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February 23, 2013 3:13:45 AM

Yeah, nah, I don't have any plans on overclocking for a while soon, lol.




Ah, so my GPU is the problem? Really? I heard that the GTX 660 can fend for itself pretty nicely when it comes to gaming. Is it that bad to merit getting a better GPU at the expense of the CPU? Or is it a decently average card? Will I notice the difference?


Appreciate your fast responses.
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February 23, 2013 3:16:56 AM

4x gpu is waste of money. 2x speed =4x speed because mobo x16 + x16 = x32 ; or x16+x8+x8=x32; or x16+x8+x4+x4=x32. so buy x1 or x2 ddr5 gpu.
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February 23, 2013 3:27:31 AM

Fever_64 said:
Yeah, nah, I don't have any plans on overclocking for a while soon, lol.




Ah, so my GPU is the problem? Really? I heard that the GTX 660 can fend for itself pretty nicely when it comes to gaming. Is it that bad to merit getting a better GPU at the expense of the CPU? Or is it a decently average card? Will I notice the difference?


Appreciate your fast responses.


The 660 gtx is a solid card for gaming, but almost at the same price the 7870 tahiti le(or 7930) is better, if you can spend a bit more on that card, it will be better, it has a good value in terms of performance per $, you can find the 7870 tahiti le in certain models :
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT
PowerColor HD7870 PCS+ Myst Edition
Club 3D 2GB AMD HD7870 Joker Card
VTX3D HD 7870 Black Edition
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February 23, 2013 3:34:54 AM

djangoringo said:
The 660 gtx is a solid card for gaming, but almost at the same price the 7870 tahiti le(or 7930) is better, if you can spend a bit more on that card, it will be better, it has a good value in terms of performance per $, you can find the 7870 tahiti le in certain models :
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT
PowerColor HD7870 PCS+ Myst Edition
Club 3D 2GB AMD HD7870 Joker Card
VTX3D HD 7870 Black Edition




Ah, okay. That's all I wanted to hear. So it's a good card for gaming? Because the Tahiti Le isn't in the website that I'm choosing from, and I'm pretty much buying all of my components from that one website; any other website isn't an option. Unfortunately, their GPU isn't the widest of all. GTX 660 is the only affordable and convenient card I could get.


It's not like I'm a hardcore l33t as gamer that demands absolute perfection or anything. As long as the game runs smoothly on high or even ultra, I'm a happy man.


Alright, how about my other build? Good to go? Everything fits? Works well together?
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February 23, 2013 3:42:13 AM

Did you checked all the models ?
If it really doesn't have it, then yes, the 660 gtx is a good choice, all fits perfectly, you have a quality psu there with the amps/juice required.
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February 23, 2013 3:45:46 AM

djangoringo said:
Did you checked all the models ?
If it really doesn't have it, then yes, the 660 gtx is a good choice, all fits perfectly, you have a quality psu there with the amps/juice required.




That's all I wanted to hear. Thank you for your help!
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February 23, 2013 3:46:00 AM

Best answer selected by Fever_64.
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