New PC build! Suggestions?

Hey all,

I’m building a new gaming PC and wanted to get your thoughts. If you wouldn’t mind giving some advice and/or suggestions, I’d appreciate it.

Parts are as follows:

mobo- msi z77 mpower
gpu- evga gtx 670 ftw
cpu- i5-3570k
ram- corsair vengeance 8gb (4gb x2)
psu- ultra lsp 750w
case- cooler master 922
hd- wd 1tb 7200 rpm
drive- asus dvdr 32x
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  1. IMO that is a good machine for gaming and has good overclock ability with the right cooling, the only thing i would do is adding a SSD for your operating system. I use a 80 Gig SSD for windows and boot times ect are a thing of the past.
  2. needs complete overhaul

    get this. 7970 performs better and comes with crysis 3. but if you want a 670, i can suggest one. the ftw isnt that good
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hd6S

    ram
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321

    hard drive
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1324

    case
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78227

    psu. no junk. either get a 550w for single GPU operation or a 750w for dual video card operation in the future.
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257
  3. :o... :pfff: seems to coincide with your motto.

    I'm not big on the fractal case... I don't see what the problem with the 922 is. Enlighten me.

    What 670 would you reccomend? I'm pretty keen on going with asus and evga or perhaps msi.
    Is a 670 even necessary for a single monitor gaming computer? idealy I'd like to be able to play graphic intensive games at 60 fps using ultra settings. Would a 660ti be sufficeint?

    I'm still not sure whether it's worth going with the msi mpower or to just get a asus z77-lk or the like. can you shed some light on this? Again, this is purely for gaming and internet surfing...I don't want to spend more money than i need to.

    I forgot to mention in the first post that i bought a cooler master 212 cooler, which should keep temps low if i do decide to overclock.
  4. and thanks for the reply :)
  5. JMG1990 said:
    :o... :pfff: seems to coincide with your motto.

    I'm not big on the fractal case... I don't see what the problem with the 922 is. Enlighten me.

    What 670 would you reccomend? I'm pretty keen on going with asus and evga or perhaps msi.
    Is a 670 even necessary for a single monitor gaming computer? idealy I'd like to be able to play graphic intensive games at 60 fps using ultra settings. Would a 660ti be sufficeint?

    I'm still not sure whether it's worth going with the msi mpower or to just get a asus z77-lk or the like. can you shed some light on this? Again, this is purely for gaming and internet surfing...I don't want to spend more money than i need to.

    I forgot to mention in the first post that i bought a cooler master 212 cooler, which should keep temps low if i do decide to overclock.


    nothing wrong with the 922. just that the arc midi benefits from newer designs that incoporate more cabling room (meaning you dont have to be pro to make the cables fit in the back panel), bigger gromments (for cables to fit through). the arc midi also has slightly thicker panels and much quieter fans

    yeah you will need a 670 if you want to do what you just said. or a 7950 from the amd side. the 7970 is even more faster and can play crysis 3 properly

    i went with the asus since it has exactly enough connections for most people and is priced very well. the mpower in sense is better than the LK since it has been individually validated, but its not that important unless you overclock. and the Lk already overclocks rather well so the mpower isnt really for your usage scenario
  6. Okay, so I've decided to go with a msi z77-g45 for the mobo rather than the asus z77-lk or mpower.

    So using the z77-g45 with a hyper 212 cooler for my i5-3570k, what 670 gpu and ram would you reccomend? The ram that you suggested isn't on sale on ncix canada so if you could make a reccomendation using ncix.ca, that'd be swell :).
  7. the g45 is crap. nuff said.

    you should have said in the beginning of everything that you are in canada. holy crap its annoying. argh!!. anyways, back on track

    CPU and mobo combo
    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=72062&vpn=3570K%20%26%20P8Z77%2DV%20LK&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1324

    ram. ncix has it. use this link for price matching
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-Memory+(Desktop+Memory)-_-G.SKILL-_-20231428&AID=10592396&PID=3938566

    GPU
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=71107&vpn=GV%2DN670OC%2D2GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1324

    look around for the case, psu and hard drive.
  8. lol yeah my mistake... Thanks for the info, although, I think you're wrong about the g45 but I'll have to do my due dilligence.

    Ram seems good.

    gpu - the evga ftw has a higher clock rate but according to reviews it lacks the cooling compared to the gigabyte so it's def. worth considering.

    Thanks again for your help!

    cheers
  9. im not wrong. it has super low quality caps just like the asrock boards below the extreme6
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