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Old 10-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Building a PC

I was in need of a new PC for when DF:UW so i've decided to try building my own this time. I already have the casing and drives/harddrive but the rest im expecting to be replacing so i'll need:

Graphics card

Processor

RAM

Motherboard

Power supply

I've already been looking at some different parts but i'm extremely newbish when it comes to computer hardware and I have no idea what comps fit the best for the optional gaming PC.

This is what ive been looking at so far:

Graphics card: eVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW (2 GB)
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2676-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Processor:Core i5 I5-750
Newegg.com - Refurbished: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor SLBLC

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Power Supply:Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

RAM: Kingston HyperX Genesis 2 x 4 GB
Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

Again i consider myself extremely bad at computer hardware, is this a decent cost-efficient gaming comp? Any help is appreciated and feel free to come with youre own suggestions on other comps you find better/cheaper/more cost efficient.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Everything seems fine but one problem. The i5 750 is a first gen Core i CPU and requires a P55 1156 motherboard.

You will want a Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge CPU. Get the 3570k.

Your parts will last a few years and play current and next gen games at high or max settings.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Everything seems fine but one problem. The i5 750 is a first gen Core i CPU and requires a P55 1156 motherboard.

You will want a Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge CPU. Get the 3570k.

Your parts will last a few years and play current and next gen games at high or max settings.
Alright awesome! I'll keep that in mind

I had someone tell me that the graphics card is pretty expensive for what you get, is this true or should i just stick with this one?
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Well the 670 is only slightly slower than a 680 which is the best GPU on the market right now. The 670 is 100 bucks less and will max any game on the market. So I'd say only true for very budget oriented people.

Get this one instead. Cheaper, and you don't need the FTW edition.

Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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