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Hello fellow OCers I am considering getting the parts below in order to create a solid gaming rig. The cost shouldn't exceed 1250 $ . I am located in Poland.

CPU: Intel i5 2500k
GFX: sapphire radeon hd7870 2gb
mobo: asus p8h77-v
RAM: patriot ddr3 2x4gb 1,6ghz viper extreme llk
HDD: not sure yet , after the flooding in Thailand they are pretty costy, I might go with something cheap for now and wait for prices to go down
PSU: corsair tx750 750w


I decided to go with the i5 2500k instead of i7 2600k as I am not doing any hardcore video rendering and don't need the extra cores granted through hyperthreading (right?). The GPU I choose seems pretty solid to me and I am pretty sure on that component. I am not sure about the motherboard but I hear Asus is top noch and this one is compatible with the rest of the components I chose. RAM I am also not sure but since its cheap I don't care that much really, but perhaps I should get >1600 Ghz ones. HDD I am totally confused because I don't really use more than 250 GB of data and recent prices are scary. Also the power supply unit seems pretty decent to me, but isn't 750 W an overkill for that rig? Shouldn't 600 or 650 W be more than enough?

I am intending to use the PC for gaming mostly, I am no video rendering fan and my work doesn't require it. I am hoping for a smooth play of i.e. BF3 on Ultra settings on stock settings of the rig (without OC), that should satisfy me smile.gif Is that rig capable of that? Can't wait for your opinions and advice on the matter!

Thanks in advance!
- Mike
Edited by Mightymiky - 5/10/12 at 12:34pm
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Good choices there. For the memory I would suggest g. skill for the warranty. Also,I would like to suggest going with a ssd for windows drive and normal hard drive for storage.
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You can only max out BF3 with a 680/670 right now. You can play on ultra with playable FPS on a GTX 570/480 though.
Nvidia cards get better min FPS in BF3. Eventhough the average FPS is the same, min FPS is what matters more. You are more likely to notice a drop from 60FPS-40FPS than a drop from 50FPS-45FPS.

@OP where are you located? We could help you more with your build if we know.
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Thanks for your input.

@Fishinfan I am now considering SSD: "OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G (2,5", 60GB, SATA/600)" for Windows drive and HDD: "caviar gp wd7500aars 750gb" for the rest of my data. Also should I keep isntalled games on SSD if there is some place left or HDD, what is more effective?
Btw patriot RAM has lifetime warranty.

@Ironman517 I am located in Poland. I found 7870 on promotion for 375$ (from 470$) while 680 costs around 650$ , nearly twice the amount. Also this article points out that 680 gtx is much more expensive in Europe than USA.
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Loading games onto SSD only benefits the launching of the program/loading maps stored on SSD, other than that no huge gains.
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Originally Posted by Comp4k View Post

Loading games onto SSD only benefits the launching of the program/loading maps stored on SSD, other than that no huge gains.

That isn't entirely true.

Depending on how the game itself accesses and handles data it can also increase frame rates, or prevent certain hitches and stutters. A fantastic example of this is Star Wars The Old Republic and how horrid it handles data, having the game on a SSD provides a number of improvements to how the game plays. Granted this is mainly because of the poor optimization of the game, it is still one example of other benefits.
    
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That isn't entirely true.
Depending on how the game itself accesses and handles data it can also increase frame rates, or prevent certain hitches and stutters. A fantastic example of this is Star Wars The Old Republic and how horrid it handles data, having the game on a SSD provides a number of improvements to how the game plays. Granted this is mainly because of the poor optimization of the game, it is still one example of other benefits.

Correct SWTOR is one of the few exceptions. Because it is poorly optimized many people are creating ram disks for certain files. But, what he said is true for most other games. If SWTOR ever gets fixed, it will be going on my HDD, because I load in significantly faster than everyone else in my raid already. doh.gif
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