Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, schoolwork, movies, music surfing teh web
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: N/A
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Location: United States
Parts Preferences: Intel, Name Brands
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (40' Toshiba 1080p LCD)
Additional Comments: N/A
Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop just doesn't have the power
What I have so far..
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core $372.98
MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Bundled^
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $128.98
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Bundled^
VisionTek Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX $219.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" $69.99
OCZ Vertex 4 64G 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC $74.99
COOLER MASTER HAF X Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower $199.99
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE $13.99
Any advice to decrease price or whatever is great, few questions
1. Is the stock cpu cooler fine for overclock?
2. Not sure on the graphics card, is it good, if not suggestion a another with equal or slightly better power
3. I'm planning to air cool or should I do water cooled
4. Is the HAF X good for air cool?
5. The PSU is a bronze is that something to worry about?