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Review my 1440p build!

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February 28, 2013 8:24:41 PM

Hello, first time poster!

Anyways I plan on ordering these PC parts in the next few months and am gathering ideas on builds. I have completed a build that i wish you guys could review. This will be running on a 1440p Crossover monitor. I will be playing games like Skyrim heavily modded.

Here it is!

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 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.16 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($392.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1208.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 17:21 EST-0500)


Would games like Crysis 3 be able to run on ultra? Since its a 1440p monitor i feel a 7970 is a must!

Thanks!

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February 28, 2013 8:34:12 PM

At 1440p maxed out, the 7970 ghz will struggle in crysis 3 :
http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/642/bench/Very...
http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/642/bench/High...

It's a good card for 1440p, nevertheless, for crysis 3 you'll have to reduce the settings for it, maybe a new driver and game patches will drastically improve the performance, but for now crysis 3 is really demanding and for 1440p it's really punishing, but in other games it will do just fine.
Overall you have a solid build.
February 28, 2013 8:38:48 PM

Thanks for the reply. Since it will be overclocked and wont be 1600p, i could definitely limit the AA as 1440p already makes objects quite clear. So i could definitely get a higher fps. Anyways is the rest of the build alright?

Thanks!

Edit.

Never mind i see you already answered my question ;) 
February 28, 2013 8:43:44 PM

Yes, you can expect more fps at 1440p than at 2560x1600, but you'll have to turn some settings down(if you want more than ~40 fps overall), but it will be more than playable.
Yes, it's a solid build, but i'd just get the ram with 1600 mhz, it's cheaper.
And the xfx xxx edition 750 : http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Modular-240-Pin-Certified-P17...
^it's semi-modular, that's if you want to add later another card, if not, just get a psu within 550-600W for a single card, like the xfx 550 core edition or corsair TX V2 650W.
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