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07-14-2013, 07:32 PM #1
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07-14-2013, 08:07 PM #2
What do you need the i7 for? If you're just going to be gaming you'll almost never use all of its power. I'd go with the i5 build, and get a more powerful graphics card personally.
I'd recommend an aftermarket cooler for either build because they run hot, but it's not necessary.
07-14-2013, 11:31 PM #3
The stock intel coolers do quite well if you don't use the ceramic compound they come with. Wipe that stuff off, use some arctic silver 5 and you're good to go. But don't get me wrong the evo is a wonderful cooler, you can hit 4ghz on that and stay under 40C on full load on an i5.
The 650 Ti only has a 128-bit bandwidth so don't expect to do much with that card. You can get a 1gig card with a 256-bit bandwidth and that'll set you up good.
07-15-2013, 06:19 AM #4
Thanks for the responses
07-15-2013, 10:43 AM #5
07-15-2013, 11:04 AM #6
A good, cheap CPU cooler that should be fine for stock settings is of course the Hyper 212 Evo.
07-15-2013, 11:46 AM #7
Update: Oh well I went for it any way, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1h1jq
Last edited by Slim Shady; 07-15-2013 at 12:45 PM.