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My newest build, what do you think?

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May 26, 2012 1:32:10 AM

This is my first post, so I want to first say glad to be here. I just finished this build a couple weeks ago, just never hopped on the forums to share, it's my first ever custom build PC. So here are the specs, let me know what you think. I have a Microcenter by my house so I bought most of there, some from Newegg.

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P8Z77-V LX (Didn't need some of the features of the deluxe, etc.)

CASE: Antec 1100 Mid Tower

PSU: OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply

MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance (2X4GB) DDR3 1600

CPU COOLING: Corsair H60

GPU: Asus HD 7770 DirectCU

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB 32cache, also have a 500GB West Digital (From old computer)

DVD Drive is just an old combo drive, don't watch Blue-Ray

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May 26, 2012 1:51:18 AM

1: go with the LK model at the very least because it adds SLI support (although yo wouldn't need it, the board in general is just that much better)
2: why are you putting a atx board in a full tower case. go with the antec 302 or antec one
3:you only need a 550w power supply for this kind of low level build. go with the ocz zt550-650w f you like them.
4: hyper 212 evo is about the same as a h60 water cooler
5: you need a beefier gpu. a good one is a 7850 or a gtx 570. if you really have the budget get the gtx 670 from asus
6: get the drive with 64mb of cache. its faster and is newer
May 26, 2012 2:07:28 AM

Thanks, to answer...
1.) I got the motherboard for 89.99 with CPU at Microcenter, also got a deal on Power Supply
2.) Great cable management, still considered Mid-Tower
5.) My GPU works great for my usage
6.) SSD is coming soon

Thanks for the feedback, pretty new to this.
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May 26, 2012 2:12:41 AM

The H60 SUCKS. Don't get it. The Hyper 212 EVO is MUCH better.
May 26, 2012 3:38:31 AM

but hey, some of the closing best buy stores are selling the h60s for like 30 bucks
May 26, 2012 6:02:50 PM

TheBigTroll said:
but hey, some of the closing best buy stores are selling the h60s for like 30 bucks

Yeah, I got it at Best Buy along with the RAM, both were $49.99, but not $30 here. Even overclocked it's idling at like 29-30 so it does the job well enough for me.
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