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July 2, 2012 4:31:39 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next few months

Budget Range: $1000-$1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers and OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type N/A

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: N/A


[CPU] Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

[GPU] EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

[PSU] CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

[RAM] CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

[Coolers] COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

[HDD] Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

[Motherboard] ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

[CD/DVD] LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

[Case] I cannot decide between the two.

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock

I would like to make sure this list is compatible and cost effective for a decent gaming rig. I also need help in deciding between the two cases. Looking forward to any help anyone can provide so I can start getting this all together. Thanks.

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July 2, 2012 4:42:38 PM

Thanks. As long as everything else looks ok I'm gonna start purchasing.
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July 2, 2012 4:49:49 PM

great build. i'd say your set for any thing out right now. i have the same graphics card. and same power supply. both are SUPERIOR!... man your alsome haha
July 2, 2012 4:52:54 PM


Are you plannong on doing SLI in the near future with your 670? If not then save a couple of bucks and get a smaller power supply.

This is my personal suggestion:

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Also you might consider a SSD as well if you don't already have one.

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Otherwise your build looks great!

Happy Building,

July 3, 2012 2:53:07 AM

I may or may not do SLI in the future so I think I'll play it safe and stay with the 750W.

Would there be any benefit in running the OS on a SSD and everything else on the regular hard drive or vice versa?