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First gaming rig - how am i looking

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April 10, 2013 4:51:31 PM

how is my gaming rig and how can i make it cheaper i currently have the following setup

what i allready have:

psu:750w (forgot what the name is)

case: a old case from a setup long ago

what im planning to get:
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Performance LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel $109.00

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K $219.00

DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$19.99

GPU: GeForce GTX 660 3GB Support Video Card $359.99

RAM:Wintec 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR $289.99

also i have a question.. should i get a fx 8350 or should i go with the i5 3570k oh and as well should i add the PowerColor HD 7870 Myst PCS+ Edition over the 660 ti

the games that i will be playing will be minecraft,metro 2033, halo,cod, battlefield 3,crysis 3, fallout, gta,etc... and how will my setup perform with these on ultra/max settings

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April 10, 2013 9:48:17 PM

Get a 7950 preferably Sapphire for cost/performance
Change the RAM to GSkill Ares
Buy Asrock Extreme,not Performance
Keep the i5
April 10, 2013 9:57:31 PM

allanitomwesh said:
Get a 7950 preferably Sapphire for cost/performance
Change the RAM to GSkill Ares
Buy Asrock Extreme,not Performance
Keep the i5


other then that though am i good and also is the myst edition better then the sapphire also if i lower the ram down to 8gb will i still be able to run the games

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April 10, 2013 11:20:47 PM

With 2x4 or 4x4 or 2x8 configuration you'll be fine.Games don't use alot of ram,power programs like Aftereffects do.2x8 gives the highest possibility of expanding ram.
Although a good capable card,it's still a 7870 and an OC 7950 will still beat it performance wise.
April 14, 2013 10:25:24 AM

allanitomwesh said:
Get a 7950 preferably Sapphire for cost/performance
Change the RAM to GSkill Ares
Buy Asrock Extreme,not Performance
Keep the i5


alright so i pretty much got my build done except im thinking about getting the Asus z77 sabertooth motherboard and also should i get the gtx 670 instead of the 7950
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April 15, 2013 11:56:46 AM

Get the 670 its a better card
Get the Asus V Pro instead
April 17, 2013 4:38:52 PM

allanitomwesh said:
Get the 670 its a better card
Get the Asus V Pro instead


thx for the help
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April 17, 2013 8:02:13 PM

Your welcome. And beware of Crysis 3 on Ultra. Medium is pretty enough.
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