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Old April 23, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Default Need help with gaming build

Hi guys I need help picking parts for a gaming pc. I'm also looking to overclock but mostly for gaming, web browsing, watching videos and occasional video editing. Ivy Bridge just came out and it doesn't look better than the 2600k.

CPU: i7 2600k or i7 3770k

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 or ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Video Card: GTX 680, or 7970

PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance

SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III

CPU Cooling: H80

Case: Corsair 400r
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Old April 24, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Best bet would be the i5 2500K if its primarily for gaming. Identical benchmarks for gaming compared to the i7 2600K and i7 3770K, and $100 cheaper which could be spent on a better Intel 520 Series 120GB SSD. Also would strongly consider a Corsair 750W or 850W or other high end PSU, over OCZ. Everything else looks solid.

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Old April 24, 2012, 09:17 AM
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The Z77 boards seem to get the most out of all the chips as far as overclocking, even the older sandy bridge, I would go with the newer motherboard. Graphics card is a matter of preference since AMD just dropped their prices to match Nvidia. Its completely up to you. I agree with Apathetik about the power supply. I guess if you want the latest and the greatest you need the 3770K. but if you dont mind Sandy Bridge, the older 2600K and 2500K are still great chips.

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