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Ok so I'm ordering components for my PC today and just having some last minute thoughts or well doubts about it.

Here's what I'm getting, not gonna list specific brands:
i5 3570k - thought about 3770k but everyone told me no need, save money and if I need to upgrade do haswell later on
amd 7970 - 7950 was planned but I think this one will last me longer, possibly add another later when they fix crossfire
z77 motherboard
8 gb ddr3 - majority recommended 8 gb @1600mhz, few said 16 gb but I really see no need? Do I need it? Most demanding thing I do is gaming, no video editing etc.
120gb ssd
heatsink and 120mm cooler

I have the rest, case, wifi card, sound card, psu, 2x600gb hdds for storage which I'm gonna format.

So here's what worries me. I've been looking at getting new 120hz monitor to go with my new pc and I've looked at some benchmarks and newest games are pushing even best graphic cards and PCs hard, which got me worried because BF4 is gonna be soon and god knows how that will run, then when new consoles hit and games keep improving I fear I'll need to update again next year. ( I might be wrong about this but I've read about 120 fps and 120hz monitor and based on benchmarks I won't be getting near that even in 1080p?) From what I know there's a while until next graphics cards, or DDR4 which is what would require me to update to new mobo and pretty much whole PC again so I don't know.
I want to upgrade but at same time I don't want to have to upgrade again next year because unlike many people here I live in poor country and can only upgrade every 3-4 years or more, need it to last as long as possible.
I know haswell is around the corner but that won't be that big a of jump, worthy of all the extra cost and time.

What do you guys think? Really want to be sure about this before I order and buy a ticket to go buy it abroad(yey extra cost)
post #2 of 63
* I agree with the 3570K statement. That's all the power your need.

* I feel the 7950 or 7950, both are good choices.

* Z77 is fine.

* 8Gb is fine. I run the most demanding games on the market with 8Gb of RAM, and I have never come close to running out of RAM. Now, if your system was really poorly optimized with bloatware you might have a problem, but the average person should be fine. RAM's cheap and easy to upgrade anyways. If you decide you need more at a later time, it only takes about 2 minutes to upgrade your RAM.

* 120 Gb or 256 Gb SSD is where the most value is, so I agree.

* BOTH consoles the PS4 and the xbox 720 have "mid range" GPU's. The Playstations 4 GPU will be "about" the same power as a 7950, (but be based on a Sea Island DX 11 GPU) and the Xbox 720's GPU will have almost half that much GPU power.

Your PC will definitely have equall or more power than next generation consoles. Development kits are available for sale now, so you can double check me. The next gen consoles are not power houses, they are designed to be cheap.

* No, you won't be getting 120 fps on 1080p with battlefield 4. Sorry. But, it would still should be very smooth and playable.

* For high-end PCs, Haswell only means about 10-15 more performance than the current generation (Which nothing to get excited over. Overclocking can easily get you 10-15% more performance with current generation processors.). Where Haswell will be a huge improvement is in the "low power" editions for applications in tablets, laptops, netbooks, and there is even rumors of Haswell processors in next-generation cell phones.

* There is always something better around the corner, your be waiting for forever it your always waiting for something better to come out. Stick with what you got.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 4/8/13 at 10:00am
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Thanks, placed an order today! They ran out of both 7950 and 7970 so I'm looking around at other shops for 7970 and I'll post final build tomorrow
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What PSU do you have?
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You should list the brands before you purchase them, not everything is perfect wink.gif
PS: If you see an XFX 7970, dont touch it.
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XFX DD = This

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XFX DD = This


Except its core is even hotter.
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Except its core is even hotter.

That thing can kill a person by noise alone something the XFX DD cards also seems to do
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Ok here's what I'm getting and here's what I have with some comments:
CPU LGA1155 Intel® Core™ i5-3570K, 3.40GHz BOX 22nm
MB LGA1155 Z77 ASRock Z77 EXTREME4,2xPCIe/DDR3/SATA3/GLAN/USB3.0/VGA/DVI/7.1
SSD SATA3 180GB Intel® 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A3K5, 550/520MB/s - wanted 120 gb but sold out -_-, 5 years warranty and bit more space is fine I guess.
DIMM DDR3 8GB 1866MHz Patriot Venom Red CL10, P38G180UR - it was a good deal, looked at ram a long time and slower one wasn't much or cheaper at all and found good reviews on this one.
Arctic Silver Céramique 2 Warmeleitpaste, 2.7g,
LGA775/1156/1366/AM2/AM3 Xigmatek Gaia SD1283, 120mm/PWM - wanted coolermaster hyper evo 212 but it's sold out, this one seems adequate.

As for the graphics card I'm looking for it at other shops, it's mostly ASUS, MSI, Sapphire, Gigabyte, I'll have to call tomorrow and check what they have and then I'll post. Here's what I'm keeping from current PC:
BenQ G2400WD Black 24" 5ms, 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro1000 RS-A00-EMBA 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - I know its overkill but it came with the case and it worked well so far, when I put another card it will do well I guess. Would be hard selling it now..
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T LightScribe Support
SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM floppy LOL but I figured I might need it some day, should probably disconnect it or something and keep it in a box biggrin.gif
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2 for storage
LevelOne WNC-0500 32bit PCI MIMO Wireless Card
Asus XONAR DG soundcard

aaaand that's about it.
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Ok here's what I'm getting and here's what I have with some comments:
CPU LGA1155 Intel® Core™ i5-3570K, 3.40GHz BOX 22nm
MB LGA1155 Z77 ASRock Z77 EXTREME4,2xPCIe/DDR3/SATA3/GLAN/USB3.0/VGA/DVI/7.1
SSD SATA3 180GB Intel® 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A3K5, 550/520MB/s - wanted 120 gb but sold out -_-, 5 years warranty and bit more space is fine I guess.
DIMM DDR3 8GB 1866MHz Patriot Venom Red CL10, P38G180UR - it was a good deal, looked at ram a long time and slower one wasn't much or cheaper at all and found good reviews on this one.
Arctic Silver Céramique 2 Warmeleitpaste, 2.7g,
LGA775/1156/1366/AM2/AM3 Xigmatek Gaia SD1283, 120mm/PWM - wanted coolermaster hyper evo 212 but it's sold out, this one seems adequate.

As for the graphics card I'm looking for it at other shops, it's mostly ASUS, MSI, Sapphire, Gigabyte, I'll have to call tomorrow and check what they have and then I'll post. Here's what I'm keeping from current PC:
BenQ G2400WD Black 24" 5ms, 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro1000 RS-A00-EMBA 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - I know its overkill but it came with the case and it worked well so far, when I put another card it will do well I guess. Would be hard selling it now..
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T LightScribe Support
SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM floppy LOL but I figured I might need it some day, should probably disconnect it or something and keep it in a box biggrin.gif
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x2 for storage
LevelOne WNC-0500 32bit PCI MIMO Wireless Card
Asus XONAR DG soundcard

aaaand that's about it.

PSU is trash and massive overkill
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