Building a 2300$'ish computer, need help!

Hello all!

I'm building a new computer very soon, I'm very very new to this, I've done some research but everything just goes crazy inside my head. So I figure I'd ask for some help? So I'll just paste the template from a sticky here.

Approximate Purchase Date: Start of July.

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) According to my calc my approximated price is 2300 in dollars. I can dish out more if it would improve my comp alot, or go lower pref if it won't change much.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Duh). Going for heavy games like BF etc.

Parts Not Required: I HAVE; Mouse, OS, Monitor, Keyboard, headset etc. I just need the station itself.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.:, -- to show us selection & pricing) N/A since I'll order it from a Norwegian site.

Country: (e.g.: India) Norway.

Parts Preferences: Uhm, after alot of research I've come to the conclution that Intel i5/i7 beats the new AMD?

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe; Maybe, I won't touch it myself. But I've got a friend who has done some, which is the one whos gonna put the comp togheter for me. So he _MIGHT_ do it.

SLI or Crossfire: Uhm, I guess if its better and I won't gimp other neccesary parts?

Monitor Resolution: I've got a 1920x1080 monitor. 24". Don't plan on running more than one monitor in the near future.

Additional Comments: I don't care for flashy/fancy chases nor insides. I'd like a silent computer tho, since I have children sleeping when I'm playing. They won't prob notice anyhow but.

Thats it I guess? Feel free to pump out questions etc etc.

I'm very greatful for every answer I get, and thanks in advance.

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  1. Looks good. I've never seen anyone pick thos rams before, what makes them better than the others?

    Anyone else agree with this build? :)
  2. Simple and Efficient. Personally, I don't see a reason to go past this build for any single monitor setup.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($183.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($147.27 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.85 @ Mac Connection)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1570.54
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  3. After what I've understood. The parts in the US is _ALOT_ cheaper then they are in Norway, ugh. Because what Merueth just put should be around 2300$ price pool in Norway. :o
  4. the ram is just a very good name for low profile memory it also low voltage memory. intel newer cpu have the memory controller built into them. if you look online the ib max volate form intel is 1.6v the sb are 1.5v you can run a higher voltage but it can burn the cpu out. there only a few vendors that make ram all the other ram sellers use there chips to make there own inhouse ram sticks. as the dram gets smaller the voltage goes down too. the older ram used to be 60mm is size then it went to 30mm and now it down to 20mm.
    a lot of ram vendors still use some larger heat spreaders. these ram dont need them as long not going to do some crasy over clocking. if you think you might look into low profile ram.
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