First gaming build. Will be ordering very soon. Last minute look through needed.

So after countless time looking the forums and reviews, I have found a build that I am satisfied with. What I ask is the anything that does not look compatible or something that should be changed for a better price/performance. Here is my build.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YwUV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YwUV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YwUV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.00 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Ducky DK9087 Shine II Wired Standard Keyboard ($130.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
Total: $1147.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Thank in advance.
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  1. You could drop down on the PSU as 750W is overkill unless you plan to SLI/CF. Also intel haswell is coming out in around 2 weeks (don't quote me on it) so it would be worth it to wait.
  2. also, any build over $1000 deserves a dedicated sound card :D
  3. random stalker said:
    also, any build over $1000 deserves a dedicated sound card :D


    No it doesn't. I'd ditch the expensive keyboard and put more money into the system itself. Things like sound cards are a waste of money.
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    random stalker said:
    also, any build over $1000 deserves a dedicated sound card :D


    No it doesn't. I'd ditch the expensive keyboard and put more money into the system itself. Things like sound cards are a waste of money.


    Sure they are, as long you're not building a gaming or multimedia pc (or if you don't plan on investing more than $30 in your headphones/speakers) :D

    But yes I do agree that casual gamers also don't need precise directional audio which gives you total positioning advantage and mostly they really don't need to clearly recognize all the sounds/footsteps/etc... (it's ok if something humms to the right to react on it)...
    Well I can't blame them, since they obviously don't even need to utterly destroy the noobs, teabag their corpses and laugh as they ragequit in tears... :D
    But I do <3

    also, here is a link everyone should read:
    http://www.overclock.net/t/997468/differences-between-on-board-and-a-sound-card

    also, another link which makes choosing your audio easier>
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products#
  5. g-unit1111 said:
    random stalker said:
    also, any build over $1000 deserves a dedicated sound card :D


    No it doesn't. I'd ditch the expensive keyboard and put more money into the system itself. Things like sound cards are a waste of money.


    And as for the keyboard :D

    Since the keyboard and the mouse are by far the most used components, one has to choose them very carefully :D And the best way of doing that is to go to a store, check the keyboards they have displayed, type a short text /a line or two/ to see if the response, key distance, lift, etc... fits all your needs :D

    Thus, if OP has chosen, then it's not our thing to nag about that choice, but we can comment on everything else :D
  6. random stalker said:
    g-unit1111 said:
    random stalker said:
    also, any build over $1000 deserves a dedicated sound card :D


    No it doesn't. I'd ditch the expensive keyboard and put more money into the system itself. Things like sound cards are a waste of money.


    And as for the keyboard :D

    Since the keyboard and the mouse are by far the most used components, one has to choose them very carefully :D And the best way of doing that is to go to a store, check the keyboards they have displayed, type a short text /a line or two/ to see if the response, key distance, lift, etc... fits all your needs :D

    Thus, if OP has chosen, then it's not our thing to nag about that choice, but we can comment on everything else :D


    You can always add those things later, you shouldn't put such a huge chunk of your system budget into the peripherals. When you're buying a system it helps to concentrate on what's inside the tower, not outside.
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