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First gaming build, need advice on final component selections.

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November 18, 2013 3:05:32 AM

Like title says first build. I went and attempted to piece together a system based on very little knowledge gained here. Some were semi informed decisions, others flat out guesses.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($205.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $881.83

Any glaring deficiencies? I'm near the top of my budget so if I'm over spending in any areas where I could go cheaper without a loss in performance please let me know.

Ultimate goal is to be able to play most games on high/ultra settings.

Thanks

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November 18, 2013 6:22:32 AM

Good choice on components other than the PSU. The CX series aren't that great from corsair. Try looking for XFX or seasonic PSUs if the TX is above budget for you.

Your GPU is good for those settings,dependent on the game.
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November 18, 2013 8:05:08 AM

Nebstang said:
Like title says first build. I went and attempted to piece together a system based on very little knowledge gained here. Some were semi informed decisions, others flat out guesses.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($205.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $881.83

Any glaring deficiencies? I'm near the top of my budget so if I'm over spending in any areas where I could go cheaper without a loss in performance please let me know.

Ultimate goal is to be able to play most games on high/ultra settings.

Thanks




I agree with navask01, parts look good but I would also upgrade the power supply. Seasonic are one of the best. I heard that the Rosewill Captive is made by seasonic. I am using it in my current build and I have no complaints. Its also listed as Gold Plus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182263&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
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November 19, 2013 10:43:58 PM

Thank you for your help guys.

I will upgrade the PSU and go from there.
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