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April 10, 2014 6:24:02 AM

So, I want in June to build a gaming PC and I used pcpartpicker.com to see if the parts that I choose are ok. And here are the specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS90F
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4
RAM: Kingston Blu 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 60GB 2.5"
Toshiba 2TB 7200RPM 64MB 3.5"
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 660 2GB
Case*: Aerocool DS Cube White Edition
Power Supply: Corsair RM 450W 80+
The OS and the DVD drive are not a problem

*I am quite nitpicky when it comes to cases. I like having a case that looks slick and that's relatively small but still upgradeable

Leave your suggestions for different parts and tell me If this rig works

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April 10, 2014 6:41:06 AM

I'd sacrifice the SSD for a 760 instead. Also, you got a locked CPU and H87 mobo so don't get a Zalman cpu cooler. Put money back into GPU or then get that SSD. lastly, do you need 2TB instead of 1TB?

Where's the RAM?

What do you think?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($91.48 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($73.47 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($229.20 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $817.21
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April 10, 2014 6:49:54 AM

I agree on dumping the SSD for the better GPU. I would also not get the RM series, they use poor capacitors. Get something from Antec/SeaSonic/XFX, or the AX/HX/TX series from Corsair. Rest looks good to me :) 
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