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First build - need a double check

Last response: in Systems
July 22, 2012 9:49:13 PM

This is my first build - need a double check on compatibility and any other recommendations/advice would be greatly appreciated

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K


GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)

SSD: Crucial M4 64GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

PS: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R

Would be used for gaming (Skyrim, Civ5, WOW)/some Photoshopping/some movie editing
-overclocking in the future but not right away

I have a monitor and dvd burner

Budget is approx $1200

Thanks :) 

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July 22, 2012 9:55:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.98 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1224.45
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-22 17:56 EDT-0400)
July 22, 2012 11:22:58 PM

Azeem is spot on as usual. Much better for gaming and just all around performance.