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Old 10-10-2013, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
PP Mguire
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Setup is decent but you need to change a few things. I tried replying to the last thread and saw the 80fps comment. Even with 2 670s (which I'll recommend changing later) in some games running full blast at 1080p you won't average 80 or above. Unmodified Skyrim, BF3, sure. Not games like Crysis 3 or Metro Last Light though.

On to the nitty gritty. Firstly, there is the 4th gen out of Intel processors that cost practically the same with more performance. No point getting an 1155 platform when you can go 1150 for a few bucks more.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
Newegg.com - ASRock Z87 Extreme3 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Next up is RAM. No point in getting 1333 when for cheaper you can get faster. Although I must point out, that anything over 1600 is wasted cash.
Newegg.com - Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Red Heat Spreader) Model TDRD38G1600HC9DC01

The next ammendment I would make is the graphics cards. For the same price it makes more sense to get a couple of 4GB 760s because VRAM usage is about to get higher with the upcoming titles. Not only that, but the 760s can boost further trading blows with the 670 rather easily.
Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-2768-KR GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support SC 4GB w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card

On to the case. You linked a full tower case which isn't necessary (bigger isn't always better), and 120mm fans to go with said case that has no 120mm slots. (Besides from what I can tell, 4 on the side panel which wouldn't help much over the 230 that is there). I have nothing against you getting the full tower, but it's not really needed.

Finally that PSU. Big fat nope. If you put 2 670s or 760s on that little CX500 you'll blow it up quick.
You will need one of either of these for sufficient power delivery. That doesn't mean ignore this and grab an el cheapo 800w either. This is the last piece of equipment you want to skimp on, as in don't.
SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready - Newegg.com

I have nothing against you using just a single 1TB HDD but a rig of this magnitude should really have at least a 120GB SSD.
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