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Is this a good gaming PC build for the money?

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August 2, 2012 8:51:22 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bsn8

building my own computer for the first time ever and was wondering if this was a good build.

will this run every game at max settings and is there anything else i will need to buy (besides monitor, mouse, and keyboard)?

thanks

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August 2, 2012 8:58:00 PM

Overall the build looks really good. The only thing that I would change is to move to the Intel® Core™ i5-3570K so that I can overclock in the future. Should be able to just about anything you want with it.
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August 2, 2012 9:04:15 PM

alright sounds good

i was given this build from someone else online and i noticed they left out the CPU Cooler and Sound Card, do i need those?
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August 2, 2012 9:07:06 PM

+1 IntelEnthusias

If you don't plan to OC, then save a bit of money and get a H77 mobo. If you do, go with an i5-3570k with a CPU cooler like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.

For RAM, consider buying from Newegg because they usually have RAM on sale, and are cheaper in general. Their Gskill Ripjaws X series is a good one. Mushkin's Blackline and Crucial Ballistics are also very good too.
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August 2, 2012 9:07:39 PM

Laza88 said:
alright sounds good

i was given this build from someone else online and i noticed they left out the CPU Cooler and Sound Card, do i need those?


You don't need a sound card unless you professionally work with sound/music.
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August 2, 2012 10:08:44 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.77 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($88.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $1138.27
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-02 17:17 EDT-0400)

someone suggested paying $20 more for an EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW so i could overclock in the future. is it worth it? i've never overclocked a computer before, when and why would i need to? is it just so i can increase the amount of time it's non obsolete?

someone else also said the NZXT PSUs were "sketchy" and i should get something else, any truth to that? if so what would be a good alternative?

link for EVGA card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 3, 2012 4:12:58 AM

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someone else also said the NZXT PSUs were "sketchy" and i should get something else, any truth to that? if so what would be a good alternative?


Normally I'd say that NZXT PSU's are sketchy, but that particular model uses Seasonic as the manufacturer, and Seasonic is a very reliable PSU brand. You should be fine with your choice.

Again, I want to point out that if you buy something like the Crucial Ballistix RAM from Newegg, you'll save $5.
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