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Gaming Build $2000-$2500

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February 24, 2013 7:48:52 PM

I was hoping for a little guidance...attempting to build a gaming/video editing and streaming machine and was wondering if anyone had any insight on the parts I am going to purchase for my setup.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($222.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($120.00 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan ($26.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Black Widow 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2234.85
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I have a logitech G11 Keyboard and G5 Mouse currently.

I will be using a Samsung 24" monitor as well as the BenQ. The games I primarily play are BF3, WOW and GW3. I am starting to stream a lot and video edit via sony vegas and Adobe after effects. I am aware that the AMD cards are cheaper but I love Nvidia and want to stick with them. Everything else is negotiable :)  Thank you in advance for your time.

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February 25, 2013 3:15:51 AM

1) your build is good... however i think you should get GTX 670 4GB with better cooling performance... the CUDA cores from Nvidia will help out a lot in video editing too... something like this

2)i don't think that PSU is a good choice... and you don't really need that much of wattage... take something more reliable like this

3)i don't think you will need that much of ram... but it is ok to have it if you're going to do some heavy multitasking...if not... go for 8GB of RAM is enough...
February 26, 2013 2:52:23 AM

Thank you for the response. I will look into a better video card and psu. Were you are suggesting I get 2 670s with the better ccooling?