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May 26, 2012 4:51:04 PM

Hi there everyone,

Trying to finalize my build and wanted someone to just have a quick look to make sure everything is fine and offer suggestions!

Approximate Purchase Date:Within the next couple of days
Budget Range:Would like to keep this to as close as $1500.00 as possible. Of course I wont complain if it ends up being lower ;) 
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Running VMs / Programming, Gaming, General Internet Surfing
Parts Not Required:Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg, Microcenter
Country:US
Parts Preferences:Planning on heading out to Microcenter later today and picking up the i5-3570k and ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, so id like to keep that in the build
Overclocking:Yes
SLI or Crossfire:Not now, but definitely a possibility in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments:Really need help if the PSU I am planning on getting is worth it! If not, are there any viable alternatives? Also I added the blu ray burner as an after-thought, but I will most likely be dropping it for a DVD Burner/ Drive as I slowly realized I don't use my current drive as much as I thought.


Parts List:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Mobo: Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M 620W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C10D-16GAO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Blu Ray Drive: LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think that's everything, please let me know if I forgot anything. Again, help is greatly appreciated and thanks for your time!

EDIT: Forgot to mention the price - so the CPU and Mobo are $189.99 and $89.99 respectively if bought in a combo and the rest from newegg totals to about 1227.92 with shipping. So everything totaled ends up being $1507.90.

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May 26, 2012 5:07:08 PM

I tend to recommend the Crucial M4 SSD for its reliability - other's may chime in and say the Samsung is good too, but not sure. I'd stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, or XFX for the PSU.

It's sold out now, but maybe microcenter has it - but if you can snag the MSI Twin Frozr GTX 680, I would :) .

Other than that - it looks good to me.
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May 27, 2012 5:55:24 PM

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