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Since my current computer is getting old and dusty! so i'm going to build a new one.. What do you think of this build and where can i save money?

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77, Socket-1155

XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz 3GB GDDR5

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Looks good to me.

You can't really save money without having it negatively affecting performance. You could drop the CPU down to 3550 and save

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All good.

Except

If you are not going to overclock, stick with the non-K version of 3570

If you are not going to add a second GPU, get a 600W PSU. Maybe a Seasonic or a Corsair one. Don't have much to share on XFX' quality. 750W is an overkill

8 GB of RAM is more than enough for almost all kinds of tasks

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maybe with the motherboard:

im using

Asus P8Z77-V LX, Z77, LGA1155

the sabertooth asus costs quite a bit more (in my country). if you need it, good choice, if you dont, this saved me quite a bit.

Asus Sabertooth Z77, LGA1155

plus u could check if u wanna buy a second hand graphics card. u could save quite a lot there imo.

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Haha wow, nice rig - i agree almost completely.

Personally I would grab a lower-end GPU (that 7970 seems to be $450 on newegg)...i'd grab one about $300 or so...again, making sure its at a good price-performance point. Depends what you're playing tho - if you're doing Skyrim on steroids, you're going to need the 7970...

Id also grab a simpler mobo. I don't OC myself, so i dont need all that "thermal armor" and whatnot - id take a http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128546

Maybe drop the case to something smaller? But a case is personal choice =)

TDLR: If you spend less, you'll get less - you haven't gone serious overkill with anything of note.

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Any bank or building society is normally a good bet..................sorry my mistake :innocent:

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I'm going to OC ;) and the reason i'm getting the 7970 Ghz edition is because i'll get 6 games along with it.

Thanks for the fast answers guys!

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maybe with the motherboard:

im using

Asus P8Z77-V LX, Z77, LGA1155

P8Z77-V LK has a better layout so I suggest that or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H.

Don't get WD green get the red or black one or Seagate 7200.14

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P8Z77-V LK has a better layout so I suggest that or GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H.

Don't get WD green get the red or black one or Seagate 7200.14

What is wrong with the WD Green if i may ask? I always hear that the Green one sucks and that i should get the red or black one.. but when i go and read reviews.. it doesnt matter which one i get?

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I always hear that the Green one sucks and that i should get the red or black one

So you should know in that case? The green spin 5,400 RPM vs ones that are 7,200 RPM for performance and green spin down when idle causing a delay to spin it up and wear on the motor vs one that spins all the time unless told to spin down.

But you can get green if you want.

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So you should know in that case? The green spin 5,400 RPM vs ones that are 7,200 RPM for performance and green spin down when idle causing a delay to spin it up and wear on the motor vs one that spins all the time unless told to spin down.

But you can get green if you want.

I'm getting the black one :D Thanks!

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