~$1200 Final Check

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks from now

Budget Range: Aiming for ~$1200 but willing to exceed budget if necessary.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Spreadsheets, Light Video Editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, OS, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, NCIX, etc.

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Any

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: I'm running 1920x1080, but I plan on getting another 24" monitor in the fall.

Additional Comments: I don't mind if the PC is loud as I live in a noisy environment. Dust is a problem for me so I am looking for a dust resilient case. Also this is my first time building a PC.


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 ($34.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg) I'm not really sure on what SSD to get and I picked this one just because it Intel so recommendations are appreciated.

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.59 @ Mwave)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz) I'm unsure about this power supply and if 620W is enough power my system. However, It is bronze rated and modular.

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $1165.51

Any suggestions are appreciated and thanks in advance
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  1. great build,just a couple of things-
    1-intel ssds are overpriced,corsair force gt 120gb for $90 is an absolute steal-
    2-you don't need 620w,550w is enough for 3570k+670+overlcocking.this is my suggestions-
    yeah and one more thing,nzxt phantom full tower-
    $94 after rebates.
    once again,great build.
    enjoy ;)
  2. Thanks for the reply. I was wondering how reliable are the Corsair Force GTs as I have not heard that many people mention them. Also they are out of stock at the moment and are there any other SSDs that have a low price point with good performance? I was looking at the Samsung 830 or the Crucial M4 but i'm not sure. For the PSU, I was thinking of grabbing the 620w because I might upgrade my graphics card in the future and I may need the extra horse power, and the one I have chosen is only $10 more and is modular. Thanks for the tower suggestion, and I will switch my build to that as it is cheaper than the 410 right now and looks nicer in my opinion after watching some videos.
  3. corsair force gt are great ssds.
    in future,most likely the power consumption of gpu's will go down.
  4. How well do the Crucial M4s or Samsung 830s stack up against the Corsair Force GT? Because I doubt Newegg will be keeping that price and the other SSDs are similarly priced on amazon and other websites.
  5. m4's are a bit slower but reliable,830 are are almost the same speed of corsair force gt but are expensive.force gt is fast,reliable and cheap.
  6. You can save $50 by getting the same motherboard from microcenter along with the CPU. Add both the CPU and Mobo to the cart and then look at the price:
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA Z77X- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387556
    CPU: i5-3570K- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577

    Also about SSD. if you get Crucial M4 or the Samsung one you won't regret with either of those. The Samsung is considered slightly better though.
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