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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)

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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)
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