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March 18, 2013 12:34:36 PM

Getting ready to purchase this week wanted to see what people think and if theres anything they would recommend changing. This is my first build and this computer is meant for gaming so I'm open to any advice.

Also I would like to eventually be able to add another GPU so is the PSU and motherboard/case able to fit/handle another card.



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KwGK

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KwGK/by_merchant/

Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KwGK/benchmarks/




CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.27 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($137.63 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($102.84 @ TigerDirect)

Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $1276.64

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 11:54 EDT-0400)

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March 18, 2013 12:47:20 PM

If it is truly only gaming, ditch the HDD in favor of a 250GB SSD. That is a lot of games...

It will be a great system either way.

Edit: If you live near a microcenter, you might be able to get a combo deal on the CPU/Mobo to get another $50 off the board. I'm glad I did :) 
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