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Building a gaming computer $1000 - $1200 for College

Hello! I am going off to college and I decided to build a computer of my own. My budget is around $1000 - $1200. I was wondering if these parts would be adequate for the price?

PARTS:

Samsung 22x CD/DVD Burner - $15 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151244

Rosewill Challenger ATX Case - $50 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153

WD 1TB SATA 7200rpm HD - 89.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822236339

Rosewill Wireless N PCI card (Not sure about quality) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6833166054

GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB - $399.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125423

XION XON-1000P14F High Performance 1000W Power Supply - $109.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817190030

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $45.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231428

ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $84.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157304

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W - $229.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504

Crucial V4 CT032V4SSD2 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive - $46.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148579

Total = $1092.00


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I'm a noob at building computers, this is my first build. I was wondering if these parts would all work together, if some parts could be switched out for more efficient ones. Also, do I need some type of aftermarket cooling?

Thank you so much! :sol:
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    GPU is great but you don't need 1000W unless you plan to SLI, which won't be so great on a Z75 board as you won't have two PCI 3.0 slots.

    Also that SSD is a waste of money, once you get Windows on there you don't have room for anything else, so all you will get is a fast boot up time and shut down time, with Windows constantly complaining that it is running out of space. Either upgrade to at least a 64/128GB or just drop it for now, and put that money into a better mobo so you can overclock your CPU and keep the option to SLI in future.
  2. jk47_99 said:
    GPU is great but you don't need 1000W unless you plan to SLI, which won't be so great on a Z75 board as you won't have two PCI 3.0 slots.

    Also that SSD is a waste of money, once you get Windows on there you don't have room for anything else, so all you will get is a fast boot up time and shut down time, with Windows constantly complaining that it is running out of space. Either upgrade to at least a 64/128GB or just drop it for now, and put that money into a better mobo so you can overclock your CPU and keep the option to SLI in future.


    What would be the advantage of SLI vs a single card, for example one 2gb card or two 1gb cards?
  3. The single card is always better, SLI can have issues like micro stutter.
  4. What is the big difference between an unlocked i5, and an unlocked i7? Is there a reason to get one or the other for the price difference?
  5. They perform equal in gaming, only difference is in very heavy use like video editing etc.

    When making a gaming computer, save yourself some cash and get an i5.
  6. Best answer selected by thewurminator.
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