New builder, will this all work together? (1300 build)

This is a $1300 build; will be using for both work use (working with large pdf files, some minor video editing, etc.) and gaming. Am I doing anything stupid here?

Thanks so much!


-- Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan-Retail

-- GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


-- SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC064B/WW 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

-- Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

-- Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B

-- CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9

-- CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

-- Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

-- ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  1. should
  2. irsninja said:
    should


    does it look OK? would you recommend any changes?

    thanks!
  3. Should, but the Thor is ridiculously huge and you only need it if you're running a monster motherboard like the Classified SRX or the Asus Rampage IV.

    Most of it looks good but I'd definitely switch out the RAM for something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226295

    For a $1300 - $1400 build here's what I would recommend:

    Case: Antec 1100 - $99.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $144.99
    CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $33.99
    RAM: 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 1600MHz 1.5V - $56.99
    SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - $129.99
    HD: 2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 - $129.99
    Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - $399.99

    Total: $1,373.93

    With this build you get a better motherboard, better brand of video card, and larger, faster primary SSD.
  4. Thanks so much! I picked a huge case because, since I'm new a builder, I figured having the extra space would be helpful to my inexperience. (More space to put stuff!) I will definitely look at your build, though -- thanks you!!!


    g-unit1111 said:
    Should, but the Thor is ridiculously huge and you only need it if you're running a monster motherboard like the Classified SRX or the Asus Rampage IV.

    Most of it looks good but I'd definitely switch out the RAM for something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226295

    For a $1300 - $1400 build here's what I would recommend:

    Case: Antec 1100 - $99.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $144.99
    CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $33.99
    RAM: 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 1600MHz 1.5V - $56.99
    SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - $129.99
    HD: 2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 - $129.99
    Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - $399.99

    Total: $1,373.93

    With this build you get a better motherboard, better brand of video card, and larger, faster primary SSD.
  5. AirCola said:
    Thanks so much! I picked a huge case because, since I'm new a builder, I figured having the extra space would be helpful to my inexperience. (More space to put stuff!) I will definitely look at your build, though -- thanks you!!!


    Not really - you will install your CPU and cooler on your motherboard outside of the case before screwing it down. I've found it's far easier to do that than installing the CPU cooler inside of the case. The area where it always gets tricky is when you hook up your case headers to the motherboard, but that's also done outside of the case.
  6. g-unit1111 said:
    Not really - you will install your CPU and cooler on your motherboard outside of the case before screwing it down. I've found it's far easier to do that than installing the CPU cooler inside of the case. The area where it always gets tricky is when you hook up your case headers to the motherboard, but that's also done outside of the case.


    ahh, OK. And if I'm not overclocking do I need the extra cooler, or is stock OK?
  7. AirCola said:
    ahh, OK. And if I'm not overclocking do I need the extra cooler, or is stock OK?


    If you're not going to overclock you don't need the extra cooler or the unlocked CPU, go with this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116506
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