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June 13, 2013 8:50:08 PM

I'm new to building a PC and I was wondering if this was a good build and where I could get good prices for these parts if it is.

CPU- Inter Core i5-3570k
Motherboard- Asus P8Z77-VLE PLUS
Cooler- Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
RAM- Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4 GB) DDR3 1600
Video Card- MSI GTX 660 TI 2GB
SSD- Corsair Force GT 130 GB
HDD- Western Digital Cavial Black 1 TB
Optical Drive- Asus 12x BD-ROM
Power Supply- Corsair CMPSU - 750 TX
Case- Zalman MS800 PLUS
Display- Viewsonic VC2370 smh-LES
OS- Windows 8

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June 13, 2013 8:51:58 PM

The SSD is questionable. The PSU is a bit overkill unless you are planning to SLI later. Other than that, it looks good.
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June 13, 2013 8:53:48 PM

I say this is a great build; only thing is that I would switch to 4670k and a Gigabyte UD3H motherboard. For the case, get a Corsair 500R, as it is much less tacky and Corsair is a more reliable company. And, the SSD is iffy. Also, how much is that monitor? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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June 13, 2013 8:53:55 PM

That is a damn good build. Not the best of course, but damn good. It should play any game with pretty high settings, and the cooler should keep the processor fairly cool even with an overclock around 4.5

http://pcpartpicker.com/
This site will show the prices on a bunch of sites for different parts you pick. Good luck on your first build ;P
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June 13, 2013 9:01:01 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
I say this is a great build; only thing is that I would switch to 4670k and a Gigabyte UD3H motherboard. For the case, get a Corsair 500R, as it is much less tacky and Corsair is a more reliable company. And, the SSD is iffy. Also, how much is that monitor? I can't seem to find it anywhere.


I wouldn't necessarily go for the 4670K, especially on a budget. It isn't much faster at all over a 3570K, but together with the motherboard, it's about 90$ more. For the SSD, I recommend a Samsung 840/ 840 Pro, both have great speeds and reliability, and for the power supply a Seasonic. Seasonic is know for its reliability and quality. :D 

For the case: I agree. The corsair 500r is a great case, I have it myself.

Hope this helps!
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June 13, 2013 9:02:57 PM

Munchbot said:
dannyboy2233 said:
I say this is a great build; only thing is that I would switch to 4670k and a Gigabyte UD3H motherboard. For the case, get a Corsair 500R, as it is much less tacky and Corsair is a more reliable company. And, the SSD is iffy. Also, how much is that monitor? I can't seem to find it anywhere.


I wouldn't necessarily go for the 4670K, especially on a budget. It isn't much faster at all over a 3570K, but together with the motherboard, it's about 90$ more. For the SSD, I recommend a Samsung 840/ 840 Pro, both have great speeds and reliability, and for the power supply a Seasonic. Seasonic is know for its reliability and quality. :D 

For the case: I agree. The corsair 500r is a great case, I have it myself.

Hope this helps!


Thats what i went with too. Best upgrade on my computer so far. Including my 680.
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June 13, 2013 9:30:23 PM

hmmmmmmmm the 760 should be coming out soon and is rumored to be around the same price as the 660 ti but have the firepower of a670
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June 14, 2013 4:47:51 AM

dannyboy2233 said:
I say this is a great build; only thing is that I would switch to 4670k and a Gigabyte UD3H motherboard. For the case, get a Corsair 500R, as it is much less tacky and Corsair is a more reliable company. And, the SSD is iffy. Also, how much is that monitor? I can't seem to find it anywhere.


I found it for about $160 and the full description/name is ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED Black 23" 7ms (GTG) IPS-Panel HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor frameless design Built-in Speakers
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a b 4 Gaming
June 14, 2013 7:50:49 AM

Reckew said:
dannyboy2233 said:
I say this is a great build; only thing is that I would switch to 4670k and a Gigabyte UD3H motherboard. For the case, get a Corsair 500R, as it is much less tacky and Corsair is a more reliable company. And, the SSD is iffy. Also, how much is that monitor? I can't seem to find it anywhere.


I found it for about $160 and the full description/name is ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED Black 23" 7ms (GTG) IPS-Panel HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor frameless design Built-in Speakers


I've found it now, thanks. That actually seems like a great monitor, especially for the price. You won't much better than that for $160.
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June 14, 2013 9:52:59 AM

Thanks everybody who answered, you've been a great help!:D 
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