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

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.

Thanks
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  1. I would try and pair that system with a "better" GPU than a 650 -- Id recommend a 660 at least; and ideally a 670
  2. My two cents: move down to 1600 ram and get a better GPU with the money saved.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Best answer
    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.
  8. Pretty solid build, as Cyanide said that GC, Memory and PSU you updated will greatly enhance the performance vs. what
  9. Sweet!

    Thanks everyone for all the help!
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