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August 3, 2012 2:07:42 AM

Hello, I've been doing a bit of research lately to put together a new gaming PC. This rig be used mostly for gaming and general purposes, I don't do any modeling or anything like that. I'm interested in overclocking it a little bit just for fun. This is my first build so any suggestions would be much appreciated. Here's what I've arrived at:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
GPU: ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB
CD/DVD: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced
PSU: Lifetime Series Pro 750W ATX PSU (I already have this part)

So far this fits pretty well into my expected price range, around $1200, but i'm not trying to be too strict on price. I also really like the idea of having a small SSD for my operating system and a quick boot time, any suggestions for a good one to go with?

Also, do you think i am ok with cooling? The case i chose had a lot of good reviews but i don' know if it will be enough if i end up overclocking.

I'm looking around for a nice monitor and some speakers but i'm not too worried about that right now. Thanks in advance for any input and please let me know if anything looks incompatible!

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August 3, 2012 3:41:46 AM

The is a good case, it will let you OC

The Antec 1100 would be my choice of gamer case . Check out the review at anandtech .

Samsung 830 for the SSD

A CM Hyper 212 or Xigmatek gaia cpu cooler
August 3, 2012 12:43:39 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll likely start ordering the parts later tonight. Any other recommendations before i do?
August 3, 2012 4:10:40 PM

I checked out some reviews for the antec 1100 and there seems to be a lot of complaints about the top fan rattling. Is this an ongoing issue or has it been remedied in the current cases?

Also if i decided to stick with the cooler master case would it be overkill to get the CPU fan as well?
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