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 Best solution Tradesman1 a c 627 4 Gaming August 25, 2013 6:02:50 PM 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) Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew sim racing / gaming build. Ordering today hopefully. Need last minute thoughts Forum SolvedNeed thoughts on new build Forum Solvedthoughts on new gaming build Forum SolvedFirst gaming build, need thoughts/advice. Forum SolvedThoughts on this new gaming build? Forum Hi! Im planning to build my gaming computer. I need your thoughts about the parts im buying. 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 SolvedMid Gaming Build For 9 Year Old Nephew Thoughts any Tweaks needed? Forum Yet another (verbose) new gaming/hobby build. Thoughts? Forum SolvedNew gaming build - $1k max budget: final thoughts Forum Thoughts/Advice About New Build for Gaming/Video Editing Forum SolvedBuilding Gaming PC, need parts list and thoughts :) Forum SolvedThoughts about new gaming build Forum Thoughts on this final gaming pc build $1600 (need opinions) Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build with Mid/High Specs but needs to be Quiet - Your thoughts please Forum SolvedThoughts on my 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 NEW BUILD - $1,500 - Amateur Video Editing - Definitely Need Your Thoughts! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !