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Hello All,

This is my second post here after introducing myself
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, and i'm already planning to start a new project.
My current system i bought 1,5 years ago was a miss buy since i was only planning to play CS 1.6, But now since CS:GO came a few months ago, my current pc would be better off with a decent upgrade.

Here are my current specifications:

Intel Q8400 Core 2 Quad @ 2,66 Ghz Stock Speed
8GB DDR3-1333 Kingston Dual-Channel 667Mhz
Asus P5G41T-M LX2/GB
Zotac Geforce GTX 550 Ti 1GB DDR5
Some B-brand PSU 500 watt

I did some weeks of research here at overclock.net, and i finally came out with these new parts for my new budget rig, Any advice is very welcome if i can better switch some parts.

Intel i5 3570K
Asrock z77 Pro3
Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212
2x4 GB Corsair vengeance DDR3-1600
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 Ti Oc 2GB
Corsair CX600M Modular

Now my main goal for the new build is gaming, and im planning a light overclock in the future to let's say 4GHZ. I also don't like it when the system is too noisy so maybe some members here have experience with these parts?
And will it be a big performance gain comparing to my old system?

Thanks alot in advance
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The new rig looks pretty good, the only thing left out is the storage. From what you've posted I would probably go with another PSU: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261

For the same price you get better efficiency, lower noise, but lower max power also. My 2 cents is that your rig will not pass 200W @stock and probably 300W OCed, so the 600W isn't really needed unless you plan go get a Titan at some point.
 

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Much thanks so far guys for the advice
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, Planning to go for another PSU then instead of the corsair 600M.
Maybe an internal soundcard would be an good option too like the creative audigy 7.1, and its only 30,- here
 

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The new rig looks pretty good, the only thing left out is the storage. From what you've posted I would probably go with another PSU: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261

For the same price you get better efficiency, lower noise, but lower max power also. My 2 cents is that your rig will not pass 200W @stock and probably 300W OCed, so the 600W isn't really needed unless you plan go get a Titan at some point.
Rosewill Tachyon 550W modular $75 with free shipping after $15 rebate (exp.3/12)

This is the newer 80Plus Platinum version of the Capstone, also made by Super Flower. It is semi-passive in that the fan only spins if needed, otherwise it has fanless operation.
 

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Much thanks so far guys for the advice
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, Planning to go for another PSU then instead of the corsair 600M.
Maybe an internal soundcard would be an good option too like the creative audigy 7.1, and its only 30,- here
The Asus Xonar DG sound card is only $30 (USA).
 

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Thanks! gonna look out for that one definitely, But since some parts where out of stock at my local dealer, i have to wait some more time to build my rig
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Oh i don't know if i should make a new thread for this question, but i still try it here ^^.
So i had my eyes on the Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 Ti Oc 2GB (266,- euro here). But since a few days i have read alot of good stuff here at OCN about the ATI radeon 7870 XT (Tahiti Chip Edition) (203,-)
Is the Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 Ti Oc 2GB worth it to spend 60 more bucks on? or should i get my hands on the 7870 XT? The brand from the 7870 XT is Club3D, I'm basicly just playing Counter-Strike Global Offensive and sometimes Call of duty black ops 2, on 1680x1050 with AAX2 and AFx4, and most settings on low @ CS to gain some more fps
 

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I'm sry but wich card is the 7930? is it the same as 7870 xt? And do you prefer any brands that are using silent coolers?
 

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Oke thats clear for me now thanks,
Anyway im not planning to OC the gpu in the future.. so when it comes to stock speeds will the 660 ti be a better choice for me then the 7870?
 

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I personally prefer nvidia over amd so I'd go with the 660 Ti. I'd also try to get the Asus Direct CU version too which runs very quiet and cool. That is why you posted on the "Silent Computing" section.

And I'd try use a different cooler than the 212 evo. That one isn't very quiet. Try to aim for a Thermalright True Spirit 140.
 

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i'd say get the Asrock Extreme4 for your motherboard.
and get a 7950... it's a better bang for your buck.
 

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Oke thanks, i've been an nvidia user for the past 5 years so i guess i stick with nvidia then.
The difference in price between the gigabyte 660 ti oc and asus gtx 660 ti top is around 25,- euro. From what i have heard is that the gigabyte uses a very quiet cooler aswell. So would it be better to spend the 25 more bucks on the asus? And about the thermalright cooler, the cheapest one i found here in the netherlands is around 50,- so thats too high for my budget i think
 

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Oke but you think that the asrock z77 pro3 isnt good enough for a light OC to around 4Ghz? Im rlly not planning to oc it higher than that.
And since the z77 pro3 is around 80,- and the extreme 4 120,- it makes a pretty big difference for my budget actually ^^
 
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