Building a new gaming pc need help with the parts

rykin21

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these are the parts that i think of buying

cpu: intel core i7 3770k
mobo: asrock extreme 9 z77
gpu: asus gtx 680 dcuii top
ram: corsair dominator platinum (4x4) 16gb 1866mhz
hdd: 2 wd caviar black 1tb ( raid 0 )
ssd: 2 kingston hyper x 120gb (raid 0)
lg dvd burner
corsair h 100
4 Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition High Static Pressure Case Fan ( for the rad )
os: windows 7 pro 64bit

tell me what you think about them and if you have better specs
as long as the price is under 2100 usd ( without the case and the psu )

ps. i already have a case and a psu
cooler master silent hybrid pro 1050w
corsair vengeance c70

and thanks in advance
 

excella1221

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You'll only need an i5-3570K if this is only for gaming. Unless you'll need hyper-threading for other tasks.
If you're open to SLI or Crossfire, a dual 670 or 7970 would be better.
You only need 8gb of RAM for gaming. That's actually plenty already.
 

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i will also use it for some video rendering and i think of getting another gtx 680 in the future. and i know that 8gb is enough for gaming but you don't know when you will use the extra 8
 

malbluff

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A 680, for high resolutions, or 2x680's in SLi, for a 3 monitor set-up, can be a good option, but for a single 1920x1080, a 680 is poor value. A good 670 is almost as good, and a lot cheaper.
 

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i know but i will buy new monitors in about a month or two but i would like you to tell me if youknow a better mother board or is the maximus v formula any good
i actually thought about the asrock z77 extreme 9
 

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I see. Then you'll want the i7 for hyper-threading, and 16gb of RAM to be sure. Make sure to get (2x8gb).
 

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The ASRock z77 series are all pretty good and mostly 'bang for buck' in general. If you can afford it, please do get it.
 

rykin21

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i can afford it but is it better than the maximus v formula
 

rykin21

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changed the mobo to asrock extreme 9 z77
 

rykin21

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i dont think that i will ever need more than 16 gigs of ram ;)
 

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Watch the Dominator platinum memory, im using a Asrock z77 extreme 6 and my system wont boot with that memory in. Once boot guard initiates that memory only clocks at 1333 even changing the timings to the tested 9-10-9-27 1866 still wont boot, just saying..
 

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Tried it... first thing i thought of doing after the system wouldn't boot the first time, not sure if its bad memory or not. It's coming down to RMA back to newegg.
 

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One user on Overclock forums said the memory has to be on the Mobo supported list, But im running my Vengeance LP 1600 sticks which aren't on the list and they have no problem hitting the right Mhz and timings first boot.