Solved need thoughts on new gaming build Tags: Go Gaming Build Systems Last response: August 25, 2013 6:02 PM in Systems Share ajfrye23 August 25, 2013 5:20:29 PM I have pretty much the pc built on paper, but want your thoughts on whether or not this is a good build and whether I should go haswell for future proofing. Gaming computer with budget of budget max at 1500 before rebates ect.. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wf4z Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wf4z/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wf4z/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ Outlet PC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($58.65 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg) Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.95 @ Amazon) Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($108.99 @ Newegg) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-200mm LED 103.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($19.98 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($87.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($83.88 @ Outlet PC) Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Microcenter) Total: $1383.66 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-25 20:21 EDT-0400) More about : thoughts gaming build Reply to ajfrye23 Best solution Tradesman1 a c 476 4 Gaming August 25, 2013 6:02:50 PM Share Looks good, think I'd suggest the Sapphire 7970 at the same price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Been some problems w/ the MSI (not to mention they have poor QC and support) Reply to Tradesman1 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedNew sim racing / gaming build. Ordering today hopefully. Need last minute thoughts Forum SolvedFirst gaming build, need thoughts/advice. Forum SolvedThoughts on this new gaming build? Forum SolvedMid Gaming Build For 9 Year Old Nephew Thoughts any Tweaks needed? Forum SolvedThoughts on polished z87 gaming build? ($3000 budget) need advice on graphics card space on my motherboard. Forum SolvedNeed some advice on my new build. Any thoughts? Forum thoughts on new gaming build Forum SolvedBuilding Gaming PC, need parts list and thoughts :) Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build with Mid/High Specs but needs to be Quiet - Your thoughts please Forum SolvedNew gaming build - $1k max budget: final thoughts Forum My first build - video editing, gaming - need thoughts Forum NEW BUILD - $1,500 - Amateur Video Editing - Definitely Need Your Thoughts! Forum New PC build - gaming, no overclocking - thoughts on variations? Forum SolvedThoughts about new gaming build Forum Thoughts on my new first gaming PC build? Forum SolvedThoughts on my new gaming build Forum Thoughts on a new gaming build Forum SolvedSpec'd out new $600 HTPC/mid-level gaming build. Thoughts? Forum SolvedNeed Thoughts and Opinions on my Gaming PC build Forum About to build a new gaming PC- thoughts on my spec Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !