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Old 01-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What I plan on reusing in the new build:

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231422
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151095
Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

What I plan on buying:

Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor: Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Graphics card: Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I will be using this as a gaming computer for a 1920*1080 monitor at 60hz playing new games like bf3, bf:bc2, among other new games I might want to play. I don't enjoy lag or stutters so 55-60 fps is what I'm looking for at max settings.

Budget isn't an issue but I don't want to go overkill and waste money of course. I'm not sure if that graphics card is powerful enough, also does the smaller pcb on that graphics card have a negative impact? Would I be better off going with ASUS because of the DirectCU II cooler enstead of EVGA for better cooling? Or would it be worth it to pay 80 Dollars more and just go with a 670? AMD isn't out of the question but I would like a quality computer that will last me awhile. Feel free to give advice on other parts of my build if you think that I am making a bad choice on something.

Thanks for you time!
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got recomended the 660ti I grabed a 3gb version on amazon. Don't know how the amount of ram on it matters but is a very nice card.
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The 660ti trades blows with my 580 and I don't have a single problem maxing games at 1200p (1920x1200). If you really want the extra insurance you could drop the motherboard to something less expensive and grab the 670. If you don't plan to overclock or anything extra enthusiast like then spending that money on that board is kind of pointless. Any Z77 board from Asus or ASRock would be perfect and you could still overclock to over 4.5GHz on that chip if you had the right cooling.

Even though it wont make that much of a difference, you could always drop another 30 or so bucks on 8GB of 1600MHz RAM. And again, if you have the cash I highly recommend picking up an SSD at least 128GB. They really do make the overall speed (not FSP) of your computer so much quicker.
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i agree with Mguire, dont spend so much on a motherboard.

this is my favorite 1155 mobo

its beautiful, has a TON of features and ive seen 5ghz with this board

Newegg.com - MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

use the saved money to get a 670


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127675

but what i would REALLY reccomend is buy a lot of these things used...


i just upgraded my computer

i got my 3570K for $160
i got my 680 for $350
i got 16 gigs of ram for $60

all used on craigslist. look to see what you can find in your area...
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