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Hey guys and gals,

Just wondering if this is a good build for gaming?

Intel Core i5 3570K

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard

Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

MSI Radeon HD7950 3GB Twin Frozr III Black Edition

Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD Retail Bo

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003

Seasonic G-550 80Plus Gold 550W

Lite-On IHAS524 24x DVDRW Super AllWrite

Corsair Carbide 400R Black Mid-Tower Case

Thanks smile.gif

This is just for a mate and I wanted some thought on it? Should I go for the k version? I don't want to overclock though
Edited by chrisguitar - 3/25/13 at 10:50pm
post #2 of 16
there's not much difference in price between a k and a non k so it would be more beneficial (at least from a financial perspective) to go with a k one since he would be wanting it for a foreseeable future and can overclock when ever he feels like he wants to get a little extra out of it.

rest of it looks good thoug. BTW, what does he plan to do with that rig. Also, isn't AMD an option
Edited by huzzug - 3/25/13 at 10:11pm
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That rig is overkill for gaming.
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Looks solid, as posted before I'd just go ahead and grab the K edition of the processor, you'll get more performance than with the non-K version. What's the purpose of this rig and what cooler are you going to use?
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

That rig is overkill for gaming.

You're kidding, right?

OP, get the 840pro instead of the regular 840.
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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

That rig is overkill for gaming.

Why is it overkill? He wants a steady 60FPS in most games and its his decision so shut up.
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Originally Posted by ledzepp3 View Post

Looks solid, as posted before I'd just go ahead and grab the K edition of the processor, you'll get more performance than with the non-K version. What's the purpose of this rig and what cooler are you going to use?

Yep, no worries its only $20 more so I suppose why not for the longevity. Also I'm using a Coolermaster Hyper 212 evo (I currently have one running my 2500k @ 4.4Ghz @ max load @ 65 degree's

This rig is for gaming (mostly BF3 and skyrim but any other game as well)
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You're kidding, right?

OP, get the 840pro instead of the regular 840.

What will be the difference? The SSD is only the boot drive, the amount of games he has wont fit on there and he can't stretch the budget for a 250GB SSD
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For only $5 more than the ASRock Extreme 4, you can get the far superior Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H. It's got much higher-quality components (especially the VRMs that power the CPU).

Also, since the 3570K only costs ~$20 more than the non-K version, you might as well get it for the overclocking ability. $20 is a very small percentage of the total cost of the build you're outlining and will be well worth it. Don't forget to get an aftermarket HSF if you do get the 3570K and overclock it. A good, relatively inexpensive model is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.

Other than that, I really like what you've listed. Excellent power supply, nice case, good video card, looks really nice.
Edited by svenge - 3/25/13 at 10:22pm
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What will be the difference? The SSD is only the boot drive, the amount of games he has wont fit on there and he can't stretch the budget for a 250GB SSD

Regular 840 uses cheaper NANDs.
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For only $5 more than the ASRock Extreme 4, you can get the far superior Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H. It's got much higher-quality components (especially the VRMs that power the CPU).

Also, since the 3570K only costs ~$20 more than the non-K version, you might as well get it for the overclocking ability. $20 is a very small percentage of the total cost of the build you're outlining and will be well worth it.

Other than that, I really like what you've listed. Excellent power supply, nice case, good video card, looks really good.

Your argument is invalid, I live in Australia. The Extreme 4 is $34 cheaper here.

Should the psu be enough for an overclock'd i5 3570k @ 4.2Ghz and 7950?
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Regular 840 uses cheaper NANDs.

True enough, but for just a boot drive the lower-endurance TLC NAND won't make too much of a difference compared to the higher-endurance MLC on the 840 Pro. A couple other good budget solutions would be the Kingston SSDNow V300 and the Crucial m4.
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Your argument is invalid, I live in Australia. The Extreme 4 is $34 cheaper here.

Should the psu be enough for an overclock'd i5 3570k @ 4.2Ghz and 7950?

Sorry, I didn't notice that you were from the land of FUBAR technology prices. Anyhow, the G-550 is more than enough for a OC'd 3570K and a 7950. Shouldn't use more than ~400 watts in all.
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