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post #1 of 7
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Hey!

So I'm finally at the point where I can invest in a new gaming rig (something I haven't done in some 10 years) and since I was completely out of the market for that long I'd like some feedback on the parts I've chosen, along with advice on what to change etc.
This computer will be used exclusively for gaming at 1920x1080 with some minor overclocking and some streaming here and there, so please make your suggestions based on that, I'm not at all concerned with performance outside gaming.

CPU: INTEL CORE I5 3570K 3.4GHZ 6MB CACHE 1155 - 250€
CPU cooler: COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 EVO - 33€
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H SOCKET 1155 - 207€
Memory: 16GB GSKILL RIPJAW X DDR3 1866MHZ (10-11-10-30) (2x8GB) - 128€
GFX: EVGA GTX780 SC ACX 3GB GDDR5 - 690€
SSD: INTEL SSD 330 SERIES 120GB SATA 3 (RETAIL) - 120€
PSU: CORSAIR TX-850W V2 SINGLE RAIL - 115€
Case: ZALMAN MS800 PLUS - 96€
Monitor: ASUS LCD MX239H 23" FULLHD LED - 250€

Total - 1860€ or ~$2407


Think that's it, let me know if I missed something!
I *could* go a bit over the budget if that meant a significant difference but I'd like to keep it around these lines (which hurts enough as it is T_T).

I'm from Portugal but prices in Europe are pretty much the same everywhere, shouldn't be an issue if you make suggestions from other websites (used www.aquapc.com for this list).
post #2 of 7
If you are going to do some streaming, I would personally, at bare minimum, go AMD FX 6300, just for those extra 2 threads to handle the OS and streaming software while your other 1 - 4 are handling the games, would probably be a bit smoother.
If you are going to game at 1920x1080, you might as well just stick with a GTX 670 or AMD 7970 unless you really have a lot of money to burn.
Bit overkill on the PSU, 650 watt would be more than enough to power that 780 if you get it.
Other than that it looks very solid.
post #3 of 7
Personally I think your CPU can handle both streaming and gaming fine. From experience, my i5 2500k and GTX 680 has been able to handle high graphics games and streaming at the same time and your specs are a whole generation above mine. I also have to agree with paratrooper that your videocard is probably overkill, but I guess that really depends what games you are planning to play. Again pretty solid overall!
post #4 of 7
what you have is a good combo of parts i really wouldnt change anything if thats all your doing is gaming and streaming and with the 780 youll be future proof for a while now that it has 3 gb of ram on the card compared to 2 for the 680 or in my case the 670
post #5 of 7
Nice rig Noite, only things I would change is maybe that case and lower the UD5H to the UD3H if possible to save some money but thats just me.
post #6 of 7
that's a fine rig you have set up there, it will definitely perform up to all your expectations.

depending on the game you are playing, you may not need 16gb at all. I never use all my 8gb with any game yet, and that's with a bunch of background stuff open, @ 5760x1080 surround or w/e. eg bf3.

so you could save a bit with less ram (if u sure u don't need) and also as mentioned if you are not going to sli your psu is probably a bit larger than you need, even if OCing heavily.

if you could free up enough cash for a 8MB L3 chip that will provide more performance on the dollar than unused ram or power.
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Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm SATA6 Samsung Noctua NH-C14 7 Pro 64 - edited 
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2x Samsung 24'' 1920x1080, 1x Acer 24'' 1920x1080 Azio Levetron Mech4 OCZ Z-series 1000W 80+ Gold Coolermaster cm 690 II Advanced - Black 
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Great build, but a UD3H would work fine if you want to save money. I would get a modulaur PSU, also.
    
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