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February 6, 2014 8:25:47 AM

Hey guys I'm building my first gaming computer and need your help. I've already picked out my parts but wanted to know if I'm overspending or have any parts that are unnecessary as in performance.

CPU- Intel i5 3570k $180

motherboard- asrock z77 extreme4 $130

gpu- evga GeForce gtx 650ti $180

ram- pny Optima 2-Pack 4GB $65

hard drive- WD Black 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s $80

cd/DVD- lite on 24x $17

psu- Thermaltake TR2 Series 500 Watt $45

case- haven't settled on one but no more than $50?


tips and suggestions please. thanks

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February 6, 2014 8:48:11 AM

Hi ur build is perfect , but u should bu more powerful gpu and why aren't u getting cooler master hyper 212 evo its cheeper and gets the job done...
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February 6, 2014 8:54:28 AM

Good start...

PSU - Stick with Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic
MEM - Eh... probably better modules than the PNY Optima

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $882.87
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February 6, 2014 8:55:02 AM

Let me suggest a few changes:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $192.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-06 11:54 EST-0500)
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February 6, 2014 8:55:13 AM

You are spending too much on the CPU and too less on the GPU

I would also avoid the TR2 series from Thermaltake, not very good
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February 6, 2014 8:56:37 AM

Yeah that's a fine rig. You are not overspending but you are spending less on what you should spend the most, which is the graphics card. If you don't mind me giving you a suggestion, for that budget I would be going for amd fx 8320. It's as good as 3570k but can be better in the near future with well optimised games. As it is cheap,(I know it will be only $20 cheaper) You can spend that $20 more on getting an r9 270x. You will also be able to save some money with am3+ motherboard.
And the rest is good. If you want to have an intel build then it's fine, but try to get a better gpu than 650ti as 3570k is strong enough to handle most of the games at ultra but 650ti is not.
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February 13, 2014 12:46:19 PM

thanks you guys
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