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February 23, 2013 10:34:15 PM

*BASE_PRICE: [+725]
BLUETOOTH: None
CARE1: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
CAS: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage (Black Color) [+11]
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+40]
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: * CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan [+4]
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_VC: None
FREEBIE_VC2: None
GLASSES: None
HDD: 120 GB SAMSUNG 840 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 530MB/s Read & 130MB/s Write [+21] (Single Drive)
HDD2: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+85] (Single Drive)
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MB_SRT: None
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+0] (G.SKILL Ripjaws X [+9])
MONITOR: None
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, XFast Technologies, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+59]
MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
NOISEREDUCE1: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]
POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+71]
RUSH: No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Date 10 Business Days
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TABLET: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: None
TVRC: None
USB: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+36] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
WNC: 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card [+26]
_PRICE: (+1143)

can this handle anything and is it worth the money?

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February 23, 2013 10:42:13 PM

You need a much better card for gaming, a 7770 is a low end card, that psu is overkill.
Get at least a card like the 660 gtx or 7870, the best will be either a 7870 tahiti le or 660 ti/7950.
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February 23, 2013 10:49:18 PM

NO.


Gaming is primarily dependent on the graphics card, and a 7770 is puny when paired with an overclocked 3570K
A GTX670 or 7950 would be more appropriate.
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February 23, 2013 10:51:39 PM

I don't know that it necessarily has to be a GTX 670 or HD 7950, but pairing a Core i5-3570k with an HD 7770 is rather unbalanced for gaming. At least go for a 7850.
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February 23, 2013 10:56:51 PM

would a corsair cx600 v2 be good? with a 7870
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February 23, 2013 10:58:36 PM

Yes, it's a decent psu, though, i rather get the xfx 550 core edition or the seasonic s12ii 520, if it's possible.
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February 23, 2013 11:00:36 PM

its not but would the gpu be good?
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February 23, 2013 11:03:42 PM

It's much better than the 7770, it's a step up in the right direction, though, i'd look for a 7870 tahiti le, if it has one, or a 7950 if you can afford it, if not, well, the 7870 will give you a good gaming experience.
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February 23, 2013 11:05:41 PM

i cant spend much more and i don't have a choice but would i be able to max out on most games?
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February 23, 2013 11:12:45 PM

Most of them, you can play at high settings.
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February 23, 2013 11:13:48 PM

baconieatdat said:
i cant spend much more and i don't have a choice but would i be able to max out on most games?



No, as already stated, you need a better graphics card. The rest is OK but you could do better by building it yourself. Check this out. Very similar to what you listed for about the same money with a far better graphics card plus you get all the fun and the sense of accomplishment of having built it yourself. For a little more you could select a Radeon HD 7950 or a GTX 670 graphics card and still be right around $1200.

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 ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ Compuvest)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK550 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1080.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 20:07 EST-0500)
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February 23, 2013 11:14:23 PM

like black ops 2 would you be able to play at max?
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February 23, 2013 11:20:38 PM

would the cx600m v2 be better?
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February 23, 2013 11:22:39 PM

that video card also has pretty bad reveiws...?
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February 23, 2013 11:31:53 PM

The cx600m won't be better, it's just modular, and yes, the 7870 will maxout blops 2.
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February 23, 2013 11:38:53 PM

is 7870 ghz edition better than 7950
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February 23, 2013 11:43:57 PM

No, it's inferior.
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