I've learned a lot about pc's and their components over the past few weeks (mostly thanks to all the advice and help I received from you all) and I think I almost have my final parts list nailed down. This PC will be used pretty much just for gaming and the budget is $1,400. Please let me know what you think about the parts, and if their is anything that I might want to consider changing. Thanks alot!
Parts MOBO: ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GPU: EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K PSU: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ... RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Case: ZALMAN Z11 Plus HF1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM Heatsink:COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2 OS: Windows 7 64bit
The plan is to add a 128gb SSD in a few months when I have the cash, and I chose the MOBO so I could insert another GPU later on as well as have a few more upgrading options. Thanks
The actual total is $1300, the CPU accidentally went to the micro center in store pickup deal.
Is the CPU cooler that bad? I heard it was pretty good for Over Clocking. Also I looked at the GPU and it has locked voltage so I wouldn't be able to OC with that would I? However that MOBO is a much better deal