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March 3, 2013 12:28:17 PM

Hi! I'm new to this so after a few searches, I've come up with this:

Case: Aerocool Strike-X Advance Black (or should I get something cheaper?)
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 PRO4-M
Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 OC 3GB/Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
SSD: Kingston v300 120GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 500GB
PSU: Corsair CX-600 Modular
Monitor: AOC E2462VWH 23.6"/LG E2342V 23in

Please tell me if there's anything I should change or any other suggestions. Thanks a lot!

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March 3, 2013 12:41:04 PM
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I'd either get a k model cpu and cheaper air cooler or drop down to a z75 or h77 mobo (if u r not going to overclock).

The 7970 comes with three games so that would be my pick.

Depending on how many games you keep installed at a time, might be able to skip the hdd and use the money to get an ssd big enough for them all.
March 3, 2013 12:59:19 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
I'd either get a k model cpu and cheaper air cooler or drop down to a z75 or h77 mobo (if u r not going to overclock).

The 7970 comes with three games so that would be my pick.

Depending on how many games you keep installed at a time, might be able to skip the hdd and use the money to get an ssd big enough for them all.


Is there much of a difference between the k model cpu and the non-k? And I doubt I would be overclocking so I guess the h77 is pretty good. And yeah, I'm leaning towards the 7970 because of the free titles. :D 

Also, which cooler would you recommend, if I even need one, that is.
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March 3, 2013 1:06:33 PM

The k is unlocked meaning you can overclock it much higher (non-k will still oc to 3.8 i think). A $35 evo cooler set to low will be cooler and quieter than the stock cooler.
March 3, 2013 1:19:08 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
The k is unlocked meaning you can overclock it much higher (non-k will still oc to 3.8 i think). A $35 evo cooler set to low will be cooler and quieter than the stock cooler.


Ah, so I'll probably get the non-k one since I probably won't be overclocking. So this set up is pretty decent?
March 3, 2013 1:29:14 PM

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March 3, 2013 4:41:47 PM

Looks like a good build. I would suggest against having an SSD as the only drive despite the other advice though.

A large "junk storage" drive is always good.
March 3, 2013 9:56:19 PM

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