Please critique my Web Development / Business / Gaming build

Please let me know what you think and what changes you would make to this build. I am using this computer for Web Development, Business, Video and to play games like Fallout 3 etc. Do you think I need more Memory or is 8GB enough? Do you see any weak links in this build that I should consider changing or do you feel its well rounded? Thanks for your help...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.71 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $829.63
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-18 13:59 EDT-0400)
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  1. Budget?
  2. personally, I would get a 660 Ti, its really ur brand preference

    however, I would highly recommend that you get a 64GB SSD for Intel SRT
  3. I would toss in a ssd. you see that it fast...real fast. I would also pick up a usb exlosers or a drive bay for the 5 inch front bay and put a back up drive in. (there are lot of free back up software and lost cost ones). last thing you want is to lose all your work stuff. at some point as it a work pc look into buying a ups for it.
  4. My thoughts:

    Case is cheap, get something better. I suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
    or if you want to go cheaper, this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    Everything else looks fine, but I would probably get a better GPU than the 7850. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613 GTX 570 is a good contender and also would be great to SLI in the future.
  5. Arlen10 said:
    Budget?


    I am working with a tight budget... I would like to spend around $800 and no greater than $1000 but am willing to spend that much for better performance. I don't have any brand preferences, thanks again for your help.
  6. get another hdd and set up a RAID 1 so that you don't lose your work if one of the drives fails on you
  7. I made some adjustments to my build, I figure going with a 500GB Hard Drive will work well and I will buy a SSD or another 500GB Hard Drive to use in the near future. I upgraded the Video Card to a Radeon HD 7870, hopefully this is a good choice? I also doubled the RAM so I have 16GB instead of 8GB. Any thoughts on this new build that only costs a bit more than my original one? See any weaknesses?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($112.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $877.42
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-18 18:16 EDT-0400)
  8. Good build!
  9. InternetMayhem said:
    I made some adjustments to my build, I figure going with a 500GB Hard Drive will work well and I will buy a SSD or another 500GB Hard Drive to use in the near future. I upgraded the Video Card to a Radeon HD 7870, hopefully this is a good choice? I also doubled the RAM so I have 16GB instead of 8GB. Any thoughts on this new build that only costs a bit more than my original one? See any weaknesses?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($112.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $877.42
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-18 18:16 EDT-0400)


    what resolution is your monitor?
  10. whatismyproblem said:
    what resolution is your monitor?


    1920 x 1080

    I am going to run dual MAG M24LM 24" LED Monitors, unless I can find better ones in the $150 price range.

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0379926
  11. InternetMayhem said:
    1920 x 1080

    I am going to run dual MAG M24LM 24" LED Monitors, unless I can find better ones in the $150 price range.

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0379926


    that should be fine for the next 2 years
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