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Old June 5, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Hi, I have been using my current computer for the past 7 years. I play games such as WoW, LoL, Crysis, BF3, SWTOR, Diablo 2,3, etc... I now want a new computer to be able to play the new generation games, and the current ones at better graphics, and also start streaming.

Please let me know what I am missing, if the parts synchronize well, any better suggestion.

INTEL CORE I5-3570K 22NM (3.4~3.8GHZ) IVY BRIDGE, 6MB, 4 CORES, 4 THREADS, TURBO, INTEL® HD...
228.99€

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO (SOCKET 1155, TRIPLE PCI EXPRESS, INTEL® Z77 CHIPSET, 4 SATA II RAID + 4 SATA...
194.99€

8GB KIT (2 X 4GB) 1600MHZ DDR3 9-9-9-24 CORSAIR VENGEANCE BLUE CML8GX3M2A1600C9B 58.99€

120GB 550MB/S 510MB/S CORSAIR FORCE 3 SERIES REV. B SSD SATA3 6G 2.5INCH 85000 IOPS
SANDFORCE... 118.99€

GTX670 ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GEFORCE GTX670 DCII 2048MB GDDR5, CLOCK RATE 915~980MHZ, MEMORY... 419.90€

650W MODULAR CORSAIR ENTHUSIAST SERIES 80PLUS BRONZE - CP-9020002-EU 98.99€

NOCTUA NH-D14 ( S2011 READY ) 73.99€

Is the SSD necessary? I did not put a HD as I figured I could use the one I have on my current computer.
NZXT PHANTOM 410 WHITE MIDI TOWER (ZONDER VOEDING) 99.99€

At 1250 euros. That is my maximum expenditure.

Thank you in advance to everyone!

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EDIT:
1000GB 64MB SATA600 7200RPM WD1002FAEX 1TB WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK, 118.99€

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Old June 5, 2012, 01:44 PM
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The parts listed are fine. SSD's are not necessary, but I'd sure stay away from using a 7 year old hard drive in your new system. It's probably an IDE drive, and even if it's a SATA drive it will bottleneck the system noticeably. Sacrifice the SSD and get a good 1TB drive instead to stay within your budget, then add it in later.
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Old June 5, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Ditto on the HD otherwise it looks just fine to me
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Old June 5, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Maybe pick yourself up a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black.
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Old June 5, 2012, 04:10 PM
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All looking good.

You could go for a cheaper cooler for the cpu you could possibly stretch to a 500gb wd blue or something as well as the SSD.

But for me personally, ssd should be the last thing that goes into a system as boot times and loading times of games etc really don't bother me.
If you do drop the ssd a wd black would be perfect.. Fast and large. (though obviously not as fast as the ssd)
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Old June 6, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Thank you all for the advice!
Is there anything missing from there? Such as a network adapter? or is it included with one of the parts?
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Old June 6, 2012, 10:45 AM
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The mobo has a wired adapter. If you want wireless, you'll have to add one.

You don't have a keyboard, mouse or screen listed, so I'm assuming you will re-use your current ones. Don't forget you'll need a copy of windows.

Edit: My mistake, the PRO models come with a wireless adapter. You won't need to buy one.
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Old June 6, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Yes I do intend to use some of my old parts such as:
Mouse: Naga Hex
Keyboard: Logitech G11
Speakers: Logitech Z10
Screen: Samsung SyncMaster 226BW

Could I add my current graphics card to the new computer (hence have two graphics card)? The current one is Twintech GeForce GTS450 (1GB GDDR5).
Would it make it any difference, especially if I intend to use two screens?
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Old June 16, 2012, 09:18 AM
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I've heard from a few friends that all the 600 series by Nvidia are currently full of bugs. By this, they mean that there are no drivers except for the manufacturer one.
Same goes for the Asus P8z77 V-Pro because it is simply too new, and has quite a few problems.

Would you agree with these statements? If so, what would you recommend as an alternative (I doesn't bother me if the overall price shifts by a 150€ max)

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Are the parts I intend to buy overclockable ?
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I've heard from a few friends that all the 600 series by Nvidia are currently full of bugs. By this, they mean that there are no drivers except for the manufacturer one.
Same goes for the Asus P8z77 V-Pro because it is simply too new, and has quite a few problems.

Would you agree with these statements? If so, what would you recommend as an alternative (I doesn't bother me if the overall price shifts by a 150€ max)

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Are the parts I intend to buy overclockable ?
The 670's are pretty good... they either arrive DOA or they just work which isn't a huge deal as you just keep trying until you get a good one.Nvidia also has beta drivers you can try with them.

I don't know about that motherboard though.
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