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    Can this build run all current games at Ultra settings?

    Hello I was wondering if this build can run all the current games at Ultra settings (GW2/D3 , etc.)


    CPU - Intel core i5-2500k
    CPU COOLER - Cooler Master Hyper 212
    MOTHERBOARD - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/Gen3
    RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8 GB
    HDD - Western Digital 500 GB Blue
    SSD - Crucial SSD M4 64 GB
    GPU - Sapphire HD 7970
    CASE - Cooler Master HAF 922
    POWER SUPPLY - XFX Pro Series 850 Watt Bronze
    MONITOR - Samsung LED 23" Monitor
    Last edited by Tuma; 2012-04-01 at 08:00 PM.

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    Cant get much better computer for gaming use, except maybe GTX680 instead of R7970 because it has better fan.

    BF3 will drop below 60fps at times when you have settings at true ultra, but will remain above 40. For MMORPG's you could get by with $200 cheaper graphics card.
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    Yeah, should handle everything but BF3 on 1920x1080 at max settings, the power supply is more than a little overkill though, unless you plan on adding a second card.

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    Yes it can run ultra no problem. The PSU is overkill (550-650 is enough). if you can fit it in your budget, change the SSD to the 128GB version or you'll probably regret it later on. 64GB takes too much micromanaging (imo).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Yes it can run ultra no problem. The PSU is overkill (550-650 is enough). if you can fit it in your budget, change the SSD to the 128GB version or you'll probably regret it later on. 64GB takes too much micromanaging (imo).
    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately it's not possible for me to get the 128 gb ssd. I'm planning on storing all my games in the 500GB hdd and the ssd is strictly for the system and softwares. I think it should be enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Yeah, should handle everything but BF3 on 1920x1080 at max settings, the power supply is more than a little overkill though, unless you plan on adding a second card.
    Are you sure about the power supply because I plan on overclocking (not sure it affects it though)

    How much would you say is enough? 650W like Notarget suggested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuma View Post
    Are you sure about the power supply because I plan on overclocking (not sure it affects it though) How much would you say is enough? 650W like Notarget suggested?
    I'm quite sure, and 650W is plenty.

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    Just Two more question: Will the Sapphire HD 7970 fit in the case? (Cooler Master HAF 922)

    Also, is it worth it getting the factory OC version of sapphire 7970 (~40$ more)

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    Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($539.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $539.99
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-02 13:14 EDT-0400)

    $30 off w/ promo code HARDOCPX328C, ends 4/3
    In that case I'd say it's worth it.

    Yes a 7970 will fit in that case, however maybe you want to consider some better case choice around your chosen price point? I'll link you 3 around the same price that i would choose over the CM.

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    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $84.99
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    (Generated 2012-04-02 13:20 EDT-0400)

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    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $89.99
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    (Generated 2012-04-02 13:21 EDT-0400)

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    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $99.99
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-02 13:22 EDT-0400)
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    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1130MHz/1750MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: 1440p BenQ GW2765HT 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
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