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My first build for mostly gaming looking for a review of the build.

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April 11, 2013 11:23:07 AM

So this is my first build I have put together from my basic knowledge.

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard:Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS ATX LGA1155
Memory:Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133
Storage:Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card :EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB
Case:MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply:Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive:Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Aceleader/saved/1srg

My budget is right around $1000 USD, give or take some, and I plan on using this for mostly gaming(I.E. Bioshock Infinite, BattleField 4 when it comes out and others).

Any ideas about some improvements, critiques or some idea of some problems I may run into and ideas to fix those issues.

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April 11, 2013 11:32:07 AM

I would try and pair that system with a "better" GPU than a 650 -- Id recommend a 660 at least; and ideally a 670
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April 11, 2013 11:44:40 AM

My two cents: move down to 1600 ram and get a better GPU with the money saved.
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April 11, 2013 11:49:22 AM

As above. You could free up the budget for doing so by replacing the Ram with some DDR3-1600, since the speed difference will be negligible, and the PSU with a lower wattage one, since 750W is far more than that system will need, even overclocked.
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April 11, 2013 12:13:38 PM

I would certainly move down to 1600 ram and go with a 670. I got a Galaxy 670 when if was down to $320 and it works great. Also, I'd personally recommend getting at least a 120gb SSD to put your operating system on and one or two of your favorite and most-played games.

The 1600 ram should save you some money and I'd recommend getting a cheaper motherboard. You can find a nice Asus model for around $100 ($50 less than the one you listed) that will work great with this setup. With rebates I got the P8Z77-V LX for $90.
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April 11, 2013 12:16:42 PM

I use a SeaSonic 750W power supply and that bad boy powers two ASUS 670s no problem. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but you could get away with a 550W psu. Do that and cut down on the ram, put the extra $ into a faster GPU.
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April 11, 2013 1:49:02 PM

After combing through some of the other graphics cards I have come up with these updates:

Graphics card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Power Supply: CoolMax 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
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April 11, 2013 2:01:44 PM

Aceleader said:
After combing through some of the other graphics cards I have come up with these updates:

Graphics card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Power Supply: CoolMax 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply


That's it! That's a much better than the original one you'll be happy with that one as it will perform much better.
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April 11, 2013 2:11:53 PM

Pretty solid build, as Cyanide said that GC, Memory and PSU you updated will greatly enhance the performance vs. what
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April 11, 2013 2:15:01 PM

Sweet!

Thanks everyone for all the help!
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