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Help with my gaming build

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#1 Adam Calvert

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

Hey guys,

This is the first time i've built a gaming pc so just want to know if the parts i've picked are any good :)

The parts:
CPU - Intel Core i5 3570K
CPU Cooling (ill be OCing) - Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU DT 4 Heat Pipe Cooler with 120mm
Case - Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H, Intel Z77
RAM - Corsair Memory Vengeance Performance 16GB DDR3 1866 MHz CAS 10-11-10-30 Dual Channel
SSD - 128GB Samsung 830, 2.5" Slim SSD
HDD - gona get one at a later date (i got external until then)
GPU - 2GB EVGA GTX 660 Ti Superclocked, 28nm, 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 980MHz, Boost 1059MHz, Cores 1344
PSU - 750W Corsair Builder Series CX, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.31 PSU

and thats it i have spare cd drive, monitor, keyboard etc so what do you think?

p.s i'll be buying all the parts from Scan as i live in UK, totals to £831.09 ($1338)

forgot to mention a play a lot of mmorpgs like WoW, GW2, SWTOR but also games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Minecraft :)

Edited by Adam Calvert, 05 December 2012 - 01:04 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Looks Good- Why 16 GB of RAM- unnecessary ?? seems like overkill - but all other parts are unquestionably good and fit nicely together. You should have no trouble gaming on high resolutions with all the games you play.

#3 Adam Calvert

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

Ah yeh a Lot of RAM i know :P The main reason is i might be running minecraft servers in the future so i was planning on having 8gb of the RAM dedicated to that :) Thanks for the reply, purchasing the goods tonight!

#4 killerx525


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:08 AM

It isn't a good idea to install Windows on a external hard drive as you might run into problems. Also depending on how much your going to overclock, you might consider going with a beefier cooler.

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png

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