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Old 06-15-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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I am planning to build my second rig, this one oriented towards gaming. Basically just looking for and comments or criticism on my part choices. Thanks in advance for any help!

Specs (Gooey PC):
Case: RAIDMAX Vampire ATX-001WBTi Full Tower
CPU: i5-3570k Ivy Bridge (I do not have any plans to overclock, however wish to have the ability to do so should I change my mind)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 ATX Intel
GPU: ZOTAC ZT-60901-10M GeForce GTX 660
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1600 (I have this RAM in my current rig and just plan to transfer it)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM
PSU: SeaSonic SSR-450RM 450W
Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner

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  • Would it be worth going for the new i5-4670k over the 3570k?
  • Is it worth waiting to see if the Geforce GTX 760 becomes a reality before proceeding with my purchases?
  • Would a seperate, Solid State Drive specifically for booting off of be beneficial to the system?
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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To answer your first question... That isn't a terribly large jump, but a notable one.
Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz Passmark - 7746
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz Passmark - 7119

Secondly, looks like June 25th for a release date.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Set for June 25, 2013 Release

ABSOLUTELY! Get an SSD. I'd recommend a 128 or something along those lines to run your OS and main games off of, keep that 2TB for extra storage.

Additionally in the requirements for the GTX 660; it requires at minimum a 600 watt PSU. So you'll need to up that especially for this higher end system. I'd go 700 just to be safe in case you upgrade GPU's down the road.
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To answer your first question... That isn't a terribly large jump, but a notable one.
Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz Passmark - 7746
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz Passmark - 7119

Secondly, looks like June 25th for a release date.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Set for June 25, 2013 Release

ABSOLUTELY! Get an SSD. I'd recommend a 128 or something along those lines to run your OS and main games off of, keep that 2TB for extra storage.

Additionally in the requirements for the GTX 660; it requires at minimum a 600 watt PSU. So you'll need to up that especially for this higher end system. I'd go 700 just to be safe in case you upgrade GPU's down the road.


My price bar has been raised a tiny bit, and I am now debating between an i5-4670k or an i7-3770k for a processor. I found this SSD and wonder if you think this will be suitable. And as for the power supply, do you thing this 650W will suffice? Thanks a ton!
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I'd personally go for 4670k between the two, good chunk of money saved there for not a massive performance increase.

Yea that SSD should be fine. It's more-so how many GB worth of programs do you want to fit on it.

PSU looks good, shouldn't have any problems running all this. No prob!
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