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Please Critique: First build in over 10 years

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June 15, 2012 5:35:27 PM

Hi everyone,

This is my first build in a long long time! I've done quite a bit of research on a Upper-Mid Level gaming PC, and this is what I've come up with:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=oh_deta...

Mobo: MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB DDR3 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RFBIUU/ref=oh_deta...

SSD: Crucial 128 GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JKZI/ref=oh_deta...

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFODI/ref=oh_deta...

Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X63JWS/ref=oh_deta...

CPU Fan: Cooler Master 212 EVO http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2...

(Already had a 500gb HD that I'll be using as a Data Drive)

I also just bought this 27 Inch Asus Monitor: http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VE278Q-27-Inch-Integrated-Sp...


Thanks for your input guys!

Cheers!

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June 15, 2012 5:54:07 PM

If your building a gaming Pc then there are a few things that you can change.
You won't need 16gb of ram because while playing a game you won't use more than 6gb so if you want to cut cost a little then you can go with an 8gb set.
If you are planning on getting another video card later on for SLI then the 750w is a good idea but if you are only going with one and won't be adding a second card then a 650w would be sufficient.
The GTX whils a very good card is matched in pwerformance by the GTX 670 and is $100 less. I don't know the reasoning behind this but for some reason Nvidia has put out two cards with almost the same performance and one is a lot more expensive , so you can save yourself $100 by going with the GTX 670.

MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$429.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This SSD has a much better write speed than the Crucial;

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I use Newegg for listing choices because it's easier to look at one place so if you find things cheaper on Amazon then that's great.
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