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August 23, 2012 2:19:18 AM

Hi All,
New here, building my first computer. Here's what I've selected as a good build. I'd like your opinion on how everything looks, is it compatible, etc.

Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fo10
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fo10/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fo10/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($142.27 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($204.37 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.37 @ Amazon)
Total: $989.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-22 22:19 EDT-0400)

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August 23, 2012 2:47:24 AM

looks like a great build, however drop the power supply to 650 and that will be more then enough, maybe upgrade to a more quality case in the price range of 50-60
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August 23, 2012 2:58:27 AM

The 7850's better than the 560 Ti at a similar price. A 650W PSU would be $40 cheaper, though, so you can make it to a 7870 Ghz at $240 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you're not really going to use all that hard drive space, get a ~$75 1tb drive and bump up to a 660 Ti.
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August 30, 2012 12:19:55 AM

Best answer selected by angryragtimer.
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August 30, 2012 1:35:15 AM

Hey angryragtimer this build you have is great but i would change some stuff here. First off i would change the motherboard to an asrock z77 extreme4 it has really good features and etc. And last but not least for the case i would go for an coolermaster haf 912 great cable managment and great cooling for the 50-60 dollar budget range. For the Gpu crank your gtx 560ti to an 7870, but to get to the 7870 i would reduce the hitachi 2tb to an samsung spinpoint f3 1tb and the rest spend it on an 7870 they basically beat the gtx 660ti and it uses low-power consumption.

So basically from my point of view the build should be similiar to this:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fZRr
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