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~$1200 Final Check

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June 30, 2012 9:37:52 AM

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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June 30, 2012 10:04:15 AM

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 ;) 
July 2, 2012 9:05:48 AM

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.
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July 2, 2012 9:22:24 AM

corsair force gt are great ssds.
in future,most likely the power consumption of gpu's will go down.
July 2, 2012 9:34:53 AM

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.
July 2, 2012 10:04:24 AM

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.