#9213935, By tonyferrino Recommend me a gaming PC

  • tonyferrino 9 Dec 2012 16:58:47 182 posts
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    Any downsides with this build?

    BitFenix Outlaw Midi Tower Chassis - Black 39.90

    Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77-D3H Motherboard 77.60

    Zalman CNPS9900 MAX Blue LED Heatsink and Fan 44.60

    Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0) 168.94

    Cooler Master RS550-ACAAE3-UK GX-Series 550W Power Supply Unit 49.98

    Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit 34.78

    Western Digital 2TB SATA 6Gbps Power Saving Internal Hard Drive OEM - Caviar Green 74.99

    Palit GeForce GTX 660 Nvidia Graphics Card (2GB GDDR5, PCI Express 3.0, HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D, Display Port, DirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.2, GPU Boost, Kepler Architecture)166.60

    For the OS I'm going to upgrade the Win 8 RC. Don't need M+K, already have a monitor and I have an external USB CD-Rom for the OS install. OS will be going onto a 90GB Kingston SSD that is currently in my laptop.

    Total price 657.39. The only weakness I'm playing with (I think) is the graphics card, but I've seen benchmarks that get the 660 up to almost 660Ti levels of performance. Are Palit regarded as decent (they seem to constantly be the cheapest)? The reason I'm edging towards Nvidia is the PhysX support - I really like the stuff they're doing with Borderlands 2 for instance.

    Edit - actually, thought of another weakness - the SSD is only SATA 2 I think. Is it worth me spending money to get something like a Samsung 830 for the SATA 3 speeds (will I notice)? Cheers All!

    Edited by tonyferrino at 17:03:57 09-12-2012
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