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September 8, 2013 12:05:59 PM

1st build. Trying to build a computer that will last. Mainly for gaming(wow,diablo,skyrim) just to name a few. Any suggestions?



CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($232.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($145.00 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($216.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1111.37

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September 8, 2013 1:19:31 PM

Seems excellent for me, very good CPU and motherboard. Maybe if you can move on to an SSD would be awesome for complement that rig.
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September 8, 2013 1:23:27 PM

oldirtyg said:
1st build. Trying to build a computer that will last. Mainly for gaming(wow,diablo,skyrim) just to name a few. Any suggestions?



CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($232.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($145.00 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($216.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1111.37


Looking very nice. I ditto saint19, if you have $80-$90 you can get a decent 120GB SSD to boost your system performance quite a bit. Good luck!
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September 8, 2013 1:27:05 PM

You should update the CPU to the new 4th gen i5's, Mobo is a bit spendy.. could get a Gigabyte/MSI modeled Z87 mobo for $100 less, and ditch the 660 for a 760 or a 770 if you have the money.
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September 8, 2013 1:27:48 PM

Great build, one thing you may like is the 7950 BOOST for $203 :)  :
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr795...

660Ti vs 7950:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/860?vs=856

but the 660Ti is also a fantastic card.

also for gaming you could drop down to 8GB ram, even 8GB ram is ovrekill for gaming really, so 16GB is way overkill.
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