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Ok, I think I'm finally ready to start building. (Final Advice on Parts Please)

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April 10, 2013 4:53:47 PM

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
April 10, 2013 5:01:17 PM

You should really be looking at this, it includes: A (much) better CPU cooler, Better GPU, and an SSD. and this is also $100 cheaper...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($81.62 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($102.78 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1274.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The actual total is $1300, the CPU accidentally went to the micro center in store pickup deal.
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April 10, 2013 5:10:48 PM

burritobob said:
You should really be looking at this, it includes: A (much) better CPU cooler, Better GPU, and an SSD. and this is also $100 cheaper...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($81.62 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($102.78 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1274.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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
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