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Final Check - $1300-$1400 Gaming Rig

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July 6, 2012 7:54:01 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month

Budget Range: $1300-$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: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: N/A

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130782

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[RAM] G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[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+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099

[HDD] Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[Motherboard] ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[CD/DVD] Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package 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 AD-7280S-0B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[Case] NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B2 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower White Trim Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Just a last check for compatibility. Would it be worthwhile to go with a modular power supply instead?
July 6, 2012 8:17:21 AM

Oh trust me. A modular supply Is almost completely worthless in your build. you will end up using most of the cables anyway and to be honest the remaing cables can be managed so they dont affect airflow at all.
July 6, 2012 9:58:10 AM

Good to know, so everything else checks out?
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July 6, 2012 10:18:27 AM

All is good, the rig will be quite a gaming machine.

Get a GTX670 that has non-stock cooling. The ASUS or Gigabyte models are quite good. Get whichever is in stock or you like the look of.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And I would say get a modular supply. If you ever have to clean the PSU or replace it, you wont have to undo all the cable management to take it out. This Silverstone Strider is fully modular and 80+ Silver.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 6, 2012 1:19:19 PM

for the power supply, the xfx xxx 750w is a great choice too. 80+silver, semi,modular, and is made by seasonic

for the motherboard. id spend a little more for the gigabyte z77x-ud3h. asrock from what i heard cheaped out on their capacitators.

for the memory, id just get the ripjaws x or mushkin blackline as they are sightly cheaper. you wont be seeing the ram anyways
July 6, 2012 3:24:50 PM

Advice taken, thanks guys.
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