System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing League of legends, surfing, school work, watching movies.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX.com/ Newegg Canada
Parts Preferences: No preference
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Additional Comments: My old computer died and I have decided to build a new computer for the first time. I would like a quiet pc with fast access and boot times and in addition one that can handle several tasks at the same time. Any advice or constructive criticism on my build would be greatly appreciated!
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($127.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.88 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($26.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
It's definitely a nice build. The only real change I could suggest is halving the RAM you have listed to just 8GB- gaming doesn't require much RAM. If you're handling video or photo editing, that much could be useful, but 8GB is more than enough for games. I'd put the extra cash into your GPU, you should be able to get either a GTX 660 or a Radeon HD 7870 with the savings there. If you can afford it though, get a GTX 760. It's an amazing GPU for the price (and I wish they'd been out when I'd been looking for a card when I built my own PC a bit over a year ago). You might also want to think about a more powerful cooling solution for the CPU as well, if you're wanting to hit an aggressive overclock, but the EVO is just fine too. I've heard most Noctua coolers are pretty good, but I'm not too familiar with overclocking so I couldn't help you too much there.
Assuming all you plan to play is league I would not advise going for a more expensive GPU, a 650 will be more than enough for league at any setting (unless they add some rediculously demanding setting someday). At the same time I wouldn't suggest spending anymore than you already are if that is all you want to play. I have friends who will play a single game for years, if your like that on league id say go for 8gb ram and maybe a 250gb SSD if you wanted but I wouldn't put league on an ssd because you still gotta wait for those guys who take 5+ minutes to load in and I would consider it wasted space. Unless you really like being the first person to load in.
If you plan on playing anything other than league feel free to ignore me