First time builder need help (revised)

Hi. I posted 2 other threads. Just decided to revise it because I got a lot of good info and my build has totally changed. This will be a gaming computer. I'm actually under my desired price range but I'm pretty comfortable where it is now. I could afford the upgrade to a 3930 but I'm thinking for me (generally a gamer) it's not worth the extra. I'd like input on compatibility + if you think anything can be improved on for price and quality or whatever you think could use improving. Currently at around 1463$ for the whole build. I'd be willing to go up to 2000$ if it was worth the extra.


Processor:3770 3.5ghz


Ram: 2x8

DVD/CD: Basic

Graphics: GTX 670


Harddrive: 256 SSD

Any parts I'm missing or things I can improve on? Also would all these parts work together? Like they'd all be compatible + fit together?
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  1. Personally I'd save money by going with an i5 instead, and 16GB of memory might be more than you could possibly use while gaming. That aside it looks solid.
  2. as a gamer, downgrade the cpu to a k series i5-3570k. use the money saved to buy a cpu cooler.
  3. id get this build instead. make sure you switch the prices to american as i made this build for a canadian earlier
  4. if you can get the ssd today, id quickly get the samsung 830. if you cannot get it today, just go with the one i included. they perform very close but samsung is a tad faster
  5. Sorry I forgot to mention that I already have windows 7 and a good monitor.
  6. This is what I'd get for $1500:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($417.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($136.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.74 @ CompUSA)
    Optical Drive: LG WH12LS39 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($90.27 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1417.45
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  7. Good choices g-unit suggest; however, if you're not going to CF/SLI, cut down the PSU to 550W and the MOBO to an ASRock Z77 Pro3 Gen3. That will save you $64.
  8. would 750 be enough to crossfire on? what PSU minimum would I want for crossfire 670?
  9. 750W is enough to OC both GPUs AND the CPU.
  10. phunky_21 said:
    would 750 be enough to crossfire on? what PSU minimum would I want for crossfire 670?

    Yes - you'll be able to run 2 x 670 in SLI with relative ease on a 750W - it's one of the most energy efficient GPUs that NVIDIA has ever produced.
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