Custom gaming build part check

I have compiled a list of parts that I plan on buying and building my own gaming PC. I wanted to make sure that all parts are compatible and that I have made good choices (i.e. not wasting a lot of money on any parts in particular). Thanks in advance for any input.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
Cooling system: Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm and Cooler Master BladeMaster 120mm PWM
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155
Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB
Hard Drive: Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB
SSD: Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB SATA III
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: XFX ATX 850 Power Supply - P1850SNLB9
Optical drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
Monitor: ASUS ML228H 21.5-Inch Ultra-Thin Full-HD LED Monitor
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  1. On the surface that seems good.

    It would help if you had links to these products. Your biggest savings will come through combo deals and free shipping.

    What e-tailer are you planning on using?

    A GTX670 is the best bang for your buck out there right now however it may be a bit overkill for a 21.5 inch monitor. What resolution is the monitor? The second best bang for your buck is the HD 7850 which comes in at $250. That could trim $150 off your budget.

    You never want to skimp on your Power Supply however 850 Watts seems like a bit much for a GTX 670. You could probably save some money there too going with a lower wattage model. Say like 700 watts or maybe even 650 Watts.
  2. The list (with links) is posted again below. I prefer to use Newegg and Amazon and did not see any combo deals for the particular things I am looking for.

    The monitor is a 1920x1080 monitor that I already have. I plan on upgrading soon to a 24 or 27 I think.

    The PSU is mostly because I also plan on eventually grabbing a second GPU and running them SLI. I guess it would also be good to mention that too in case that is not possible with what I have selected.

    Let me know if there are any other pieces of information that I forgot to mention.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
    Cooling system: Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm and Cooler Master BladeMaster 120mm PWM
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155
    Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB
    Hard Drive: Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB
    SSD: Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB SATA III
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case
    PSU: XFX ATX 850 Power Supply - P1850SNLB9
    Optical drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
    Monitor: ASUS ML228H 21.5-Inch Ultra-Thin Full-HD LED Monitor
  3. sparxlance said:
    The list (with links) is posted again below. I prefer to use Newegg and Amazon and did not see any combo deals for the particular things I am looking for.

    The monitor is a 1920x1080 monitor that I already have. I plan on upgrading soon to a 24 or 27 I think.

    The PSU is mostly because I also plan on eventually grabbing a second GPU and running them SLI. I guess it would also be good to mention that too in case that is not possible with what I have selected.

    Let me know if there are any other pieces of information that I forgot to mention.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
    Cooling system: Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm and Cooler Master BladeMaster 120mm PWM
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155
    Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB
    Hard Drive: Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB
    SSD: Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB SATA III
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case
    PSU: XFX ATX 850 Power Supply - P1850SNLB9
    Optical drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA
    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
    Monitor: ASUS ML228H 21.5-Inch Ultra-Thin Full-HD LED Monitor


    excellent build.just one thing,you don't need 850w,750w will easily handle SLi and overclocks.other things are cool.
  4. is XFX a reliable PSU brand? sorry im from australia, i've never heard of them before?

    Edit:
    after looking it up i realised their made by seasonic, no worries, your good..
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