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Solved How is this gaming pc ?

December 16, 2012 at 01:25:14
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7, 2.7 GHz / 2048 MB

I want to buy this gaming pc. My budget is around 1400 us dollar. What do you suggest ? I am thinking of getting,
Processor : Intel Core i5 3450 or AMD FX 8120.
Mainboard : MSI Z77A-G43
RAM : 8GB
GPU : Nvidia GTX 680
Hard drive : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB Sata
What do you think of this ? And what kind of power supply do I need ? At this configuration, what length monitor will be suitable for gaming ? Any suggestion will be helpful. Also, Will it be wise to wait for new Sea Islands and Haswell in 2013 ?
Thanks.


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#1
December 17, 2012 at 04:24:14
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PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Get this core i5 3750K for $170
http://www.microcenter.com/product/...

System Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Will it be wise to wait for new Sea Islands and Haswell in 2013 ?
Don't expect big improvements, the only thing that gonna receive huge improvement is in graphics department(Haswell). Maybe Sea Islands gonna catch up sandy and ivy bridge.

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#2
December 19, 2012 at 09:50:31

Surely go for i5 3570 (k or not, better K for overclocking).

I would also recommend using SSD for os and games because it is faster, but you can use small size ssd for caching if you cant get a big one.

Now with the motherboard you have chosen (Z77 chipset), You can easily overclock a K series cpu and use SSD for caching (intel rapid storage technology) your 1 TB, which will make it run faster.


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