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I'm saving up some money for a nice gaming pc and I've got the parts picked out, but I will make some changes if needed. I'd like to use this computer mainly for gaming on 1920x1080 resolution and medium-high graphics on most games. I've got a budget of $750 - $850 and right now, the parts I have picked out cost about $805, so I have some room if there's anything else I might need to buy. I already have a video card (a Radeon 6870), but other than that, here are the parts I have chosen:

CPU: Intel i5-3570k
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600
Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
PSU: 750W Corsair HX750
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 60GB SATA III
Case: Apevia X-TROOPER Series Black/Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
Other: Bytecc 3.5'' to 2.5'' adapter bracket

The reason I'm getting the aftermarket heatsink is because I'd like to try to overclock my cpu to around 4.2 GHz.

Later on I'd like to upgrade my video card to 2 Nvidia GTX 670's, and my RAM to 16 GB, so that's why I chose a 750W PSU.

If there's anything on this list that has a better alternative, something else that I might need to buy, or if this build is good to go, please let me know.

Thanks!
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    Looks good!

    I'd recommend you get the newer version of the hyper 212...

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    60gb is a rather small SSD. If you can, I'd suggest waiting and get at least a 128gb drive.

    Other than that, you're good to go. Good job and good luck! :)
  2. Noizy Cr1cket said:
    I'm saving up some money for a nice gaming pc and I've got the parts picked out, but I will make some changes if needed. I'd like to use this computer mainly for gaming on 1920x1080 resolution and medium-high graphics on most games. I've got a budget of $750 - $850 and right now, the parts I have picked out cost about $805, so I have some room if there's anything else I might need to buy. I already have a video card (a Radeon 6870), but other than that, here are the parts I have chosen:

    CPU: Intel i5-3570k
    MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    RAM: 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600
    Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    PSU: 750W Corsair HX750
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
    SSD: OCZ Agility 3 60GB SATA III
    Case: Apevia X-TROOPER Series Black/Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
    Other: Bytecc 3.5'' to 2.5'' adapter bracket

    The reason I'm getting the aftermarket heatsink is because I'd like to try to overclock my cpu to around 4.2 GHz.

    Later on I'd like to upgrade my video card to 2 Nvidia GTX 670's, and my RAM to 16 GB, so that's why I chose a 750W PSU.

    If there's anything on this list that has a better alternative, something else that I might need to buy, or if this build is good to go, please let me know.

    Thanks!


    wooow!! are you sure you are new to PCs??? that build is perfectly balanced!

    like DeusAres said, get the 212 evo and if your budget allows it get a Vertex 4 or Samsung 830 SSD (128GB Version)
  3. Well it mainly looks pretty good, but basically I'd recommend going to a microcenter theres tons now, because at microcenter you're CPU will cost $189.99 if I remember correctly and then they give you you're motherboard $50 off! I got this set up a month ago: i5-3570k (great CPU) and the Gigabyte Z77 UD5H mono for $139.99.

    So heres my recommendation:

    MOBO: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386359 (UD5H)
    CPU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577 (i5-3570k)
    Combo Price: $319.99

    PSU + RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1030846 (OCZ ZT 750w + 8GB Ripjaws 1600) = $135.99
    SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227729 (120GB) = $89.99
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 (1TB Samsung Spinpoint) = $89.99
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107 (Blackhawk) = $89.99 I personally like this case a lot but its really all preference.

    Now you have $120 left over to either save for a better GPU or upgrade you're Ram or whatever.
  4. We're all in titled to our separate opinions.
  5. Parker88 said:
    Well it mainly looks pretty good, but basically I'd recommend going to a microcenter theres tons now, because at microcenter you're CPU will cost $189.99 if I remember correctly and then they give you you're motherboard $50 off! I got this set up a month ago: i5-3570k (great CPU) and the Gigabyte Z77 UD5H mono for $139.99.

    So heres my recommendation:

    MOBO: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386359 (UD5H)
    CPU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577 (i5-3570k)
    Combo Price: $319.99

    PSU + RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1030846 (OCZ ZT 750w + 8GB Ripjaws 1600) = $135.99
    SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227729 (120GB) = $89.99
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 (1TB Samsung Spinpoint) = $89.99
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107 (Blackhawk) = $89.99 I personally like this case a lot but its really all preference.

    Now you have $120 left over to either save for a better GPU or upgrade you're Ram or whatever.


    That SSD sucks.
  6. Parker88 said:
    Well it mainly looks pretty good, but basically I'd recommend going to a microcenter theres tons now, because at microcenter you're CPU will cost $189.99 if I remember correctly and then they give you you're motherboard $50 off! I got this set up a month ago: i5-3570k (great CPU) and the Gigabyte Z77 UD5H mono for $139.99.

    So heres my recommendation:

    MOBO: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386359 (UD5H)
    CPU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577 (i5-3570k)
    Combo Price: $319.99

    PSU + RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1030846 (OCZ ZT 750w + 8GB Ripjaws 1600) = $135.99
    SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227729 (120GB) = $89.99
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 (1TB Samsung Spinpoint) = $89.99
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107 (Blackhawk) = $89.99 I personally like this case a lot but its really all preference.

    Now you have $120 left over to either save for a better GPU or upgrade you're Ram or whatever.


    That depends on where he lives. If he doesn't live within a reasonable driving distance of a microcenter, he'll end up paying more for his components in fuel costs alone.
  7. Yes, well he didn't mention that now did he... I'm just trying to help him save some money.
  8. No need to get all bent outta shape.

    If he doesn't live near a microcenter, then all that info you offered is useless. As for the SSD, it's not really an opinion. OCZ SSDs and PSUs are generally unreliable. Many people have had to RMA these particular units. More so the SSD than the PSU.
  9. Parker88 said:
    We're all in titled to our separate opinions.


    That wasn't an opinion...that's a fact.
  10. I don't think its bad at all for the price.
  11. Parker88 said:
    I don't think its bad at all for the price.


    I dont want to be rude but its not about what you think, its about what benchmarks says and for only 10$ more he can a get a much faster Samsung 830 (with 8GB more space) or for 15$ more than the samsung 830 he can get a Vertex 4 128GB
  12. Best answer selected by Noizy Cr1cket.
  13. aqualipt said:
    wooow!! are you sure you are new to PCs??? that build is perfectly balanced!

    like DeusAres said, get the 212 evo and if your budget allows it get a Vertex 4 or Samsung 830 SSD (128GB Version)


    This is my first build, so yeah, I'm fairly new. I just do a lot of research. ;)

    I'll be sure to get that Hyper 212 Evo and I looked up both of the SSD's you recommended and I think I'll get the Vertex 4. Thanks for the tip!
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