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hey all i recently upgraded my pc to a beast. how does my rig sound?

asus pbz77-v LX motherboard

Intel Core i7-3770K

GTX 660TI 2gb

16 GB ram

2 liquid cooling fans.

sound blaster z sound card.

razer black widow ultimate stealth edition.

razer naga.

steelseries siberia-v2.

Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500.
post #2 of 21

You should have purchased an i5 3570k instead of the i7, and a GTX 670 (or HD 7900) instead of the 660ti IMO. Games do benefit a lot more from a stronger GPU than from HT.

post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

You should have purchased an i5 3570k instead of the i7, and a GTX 670 (or HD 7900) instead of the 660ti IMO. Games do benefit a lot more from a stronger GPU than from HT.

I tend to agree, but that is still a nice rig.
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post #4 of 21
Pretty decent. But like splinterize said. You would have been better off saving 100 quid on your cpu, and putting it into the gpu.
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post #5 of 21
4/10 it's not a "gaming" rig because the GPU/CPU balance is wrong.

Better motherboards for that price

Too much on CPU not enough on GPU. Telling people you have an i7 loses its gaming e-peen when someone with an i5 used the cash saved on a GTX680 and gets better FPS than you do.

Need half that RAM could have put the £ on something more useful
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post #6 of 21
Sell 8gb of memory and your 660ti. You should be able to get a better card.
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post #7 of 21
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hm, i like all the advice. When i got all the parts i got the i7 CPU on sale for 150 bucks and the 660TI for only 120 dollars. =p

i can run any game on max settings with them both
post #8 of 21
You did nothing wrong at those prices! lol
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 PRO 512GB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB WD Red 3TB 2.5in HGST 500GB 
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XSPC Rasa Dual Bay Reservoir | D5 XSPC RX360 Radiator EK Supremacy EVO | Red XSPC Photon 270 Reservoir 
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Alphacool UT60 280MM Radiator Windows 10 Pro x64 2 x Dell U2515H @ 75Hz Seasonic 1250XM 
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Corsair Graphite 780T 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2700k | 48x | 1.328v Asrock Fatal1ty z77 Professional Asus DCUII GTX 670 | 2GB | 1254Mhz | 3.48Ghz  8GB Mushkin BL DDR3 | 2133Mhz | 1.5v 
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post #9 of 21
Where was the gpu on sale ?
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post #10 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sterik01 View Post

Where was the gpu on sale ?

I got it on sale at a local computer store in my town called "micro center" idk if many states have this store around them. I got it on sale there and with a discount because one of my buddies works there. thumb.gif
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