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January 14, 2013 at 17:42:38
Specs: Windows 8 64 Bit
Hi there,

New to this but here goes. Was into PC gaming a few years back but gave it up due to having a PS3 and just found it easier. However, recently wanted to get back into gaming and have ordered this hardware... Please can you tell me honestly what this will be capable of playing these days?


MSI Z77A-GD55 Intel® Z77 ATX Motherboard
Intel® Core™ i7-3770K Quad Core Unlocked Processor (3.50GHz, 8MB Cache)
16GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory
2 x 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - 1344 Cores,2 DVI,HDMI,DP - 3D Vision Ready (SLI)
240GB SSD - OCZ Agility 3 Solid State Drive
2TB SATA III 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8ms Hard Drive
24x DVD Writer (read/write CD & DVD)
Integrated 7.1 High Definition 8-channel Audio

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January 14, 2013 at 19:08:56
If it's already been ordered, what's the point? I notice there's no power supply on your list. That component will be the key to your success or failure.

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January 14, 2013 at 19:14:18
Because I can still add or remove parts until it's being built. Yes it's a 900watt

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January 15, 2013 at 05:35:02
"Yes it's a 900watt"

Stating the wattage doesn't tell us much. Is it a top quality brand name unit? Single +12v rail with high amperage? Active PFC? 80 Plus certified or better? Japanese caps? 3-5 yr warranty?

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January 15, 2013 at 05:37:11
Ok, wish I hadn't posted now. You dont have to speak to people like rubbish just because you know a lot...

950W High Efficiency G7 Extreme Modular Super Silent Power Supply

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January 15, 2013 at 08:35:23
It's not rubbish. I'm trying to get to the info you didn't include in your post. And from experience, the PSU is probably THE most misunderstood hardware item in a computer build. A lot of people have no problem sinking a ton of money into the motherboard, CPU, RAM, video card, etc & usually spend some time researching the choices. But when it comes to the PSU, they cut corners - either because they want to save money or aren't familar enough with PSU specs. A PSU choice should never be based solely on wattage. I don't know who G7 is (never heard of them) but I find it suspicious that none of the sites I found that sell that particular PSU list the important specs that I listed in my other response. For example:

No mention of +12v rail design, no mention of efficiency, no mention of PFC, no stated warranty, etc. To me, that throws up a red flag. Now look at this description:

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January 29, 2013 at 08:52:01
Your computer Specs looks very good for Gaming:

Just a free Advice go with the following video card especially
if you are type of a person who like Whisper video card Beside
the Asus has Top-notch Cooling system in the Market

ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II TOP 2 GB

10.0 Score best video

Faster than GeForce GTX 680
Whisper quiet in both idle and load
Very power efficient
Excellent memory overclocking potential
Software voltage control
Up to four active displays now, makes surround possible with one card
Support for PCI-Express 3.0 and DirectX 11.1
Support for CUDA and PhysX


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January 29, 2013 at 13:04:17
Thanks for your reply! yes when I purchased i was tempted to get a GTX 680 but apparently not that much better than 670's. I've had my system around a week or so now, two GTX 670's running in SLI. Sadly though I have an MSI 670 and a Palit 670. Don't know if their the best but their doing fine at the moment. Had to adjust my fan controls for extreme games, GPU fan goes to about 80% and never goes over 65 degrees on card one and never over 60 on card too. Is this good?

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