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Please Help me, new build need advise.

Hello, I want to assemble a new gaming gear so what do you guys think about that config?

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Socket 2011 Motherboard
Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz LGA 2011 Quad-Core Processor
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit
MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC (N670 PE 2GD5/OC)
PSU XFX ProSeries Core Edition 550W 80 plus Bronze
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Turbo Edition CPU Cooler
HEC Cougar Evolution Full Tower Case


And I am using my 2 old hard drivers Western Digital Black 1TB and Blue 320GB.

Thank you for you help.
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  1. You are spending to much on the CPU and not enough on the GPU. Try 3570K + 2 x GTX 670 or Radeon 7970.
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    You are spending to much on the CPU and not enough on the GPU. Try 3570K + 2 x GTX 670 or Radeon 7970.

    Well, that was my advise to my friend but he wanted to go with the i7 insted of an i5 and he was going on a budget so he can only afford one video card but he will add another one later. His previous card was Radeon 5850 so he was not in the mood for another ATI card he went for Geforce for a change.
  3. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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    In gaming the i5 is a better choice than the i7. They are identical in games. People with i7s turn off hyperthreading (basically making it an i5) when they play games. Games do not use hyperthreading.
  5. tiny voices said:
    In gaming the i5 is a better choice than the i7. They are identical in games. People with i7s turn off hyperthreading (basically making it an i5) when they play games. Games do not use hyperthreading.

    So no extra boost in gaming performance he just paid more money for i7 :) but to sum it up this gear is good enough?!!
  6. Correct. In very particular instances the i5 is better for gaming than the i7. Hyperthreading can slow things down. This is why most people disable it on their i7s when they game.
  7. tiny voices said:
    Correct. In very particular instances the i5 is better for gaming than the i7. Hyperthreading can slow things down. This is why most people disable it on their i7s when they game.

    Ok, that is very helpful thank you, he will need to disable Hyperthreading to be able to play games in a better way.
  8. It won't really be noticeable at all. Maybe like 3fps. But it is a tiny difference. The i5 is king of the Gaming CPUs.
  9. tiny voices said:
    It won't really be noticeable at all. Maybe like 3fps. But it is a tiny difference. The i5 is king of the Gaming CPUs.

    Well, my advise to him was to go with i5-3570K Ivy Bridge but I guess he wanted to push the limit a little bit on the processor option thinking the i7 will do it better, thanks.
  10. Well its his money to waste so no sense worrying about it. Try telling him gaming is 85% GPU and 15% CPU. The GPU is really what matters the most.
  11. tiny voices said:
    Well its his money to waste so no sense worrying about it. Try telling him gaming is 85% GPU and 15% CPU. The GPU is really what matters the most.

    Ok, I will tell him that ;) thanks again.
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