First PC Build

I have a nice budget of around $1300 and find myself wanting to build a desktop. I'd prefer to spend around $1200 since I need to purchase a new mouse and keyboard as well. I will be using it for college work, video editing, gaming, and recording gameplay. I will soon be using a 1920x1080 monitor with it. I don't really have any brand loyalties, but would prefer nvidia over amd atm. I live in the US and plan to build it ASAP. Since this is my first build, I am not sure if I will be overclocking it away, atleast until I read up more guides on how to do it.

Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower

PSU: Rosewill HIVE Series 750W

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K

Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600mhz 8gb(4gb x 2)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner

GPU: Nvidia GTX 660 Ti

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound

Thanks =)
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  1. Best answer
    Please check your topic on anandtech. I replied to it.
  2. Check out my $1100 build here:
    Just keep the same PSU, however the 7950 will be around the same price as the 660 Ti, but provide much better frames:,3279-17.html
    The P8Z77-V Pro is definitely not worth it, expensive and provides pretty similar performance to low end boards as shown here in this round up.,3187-22.html
  3. his ice-q 7870 $239 [...] 6814161404
    h77 mobo $74.99 [...] 6813135306
    I5 3570 $214 [...] 6819115233
    2x 4gb gskill ares $43.99 [...] 6820231544
    rosewill capstons 450W gold $69.99 [...] 6817182066
    90gb ocz ssd $69.99 [...] 6820227757
    seagate 750gb 7200rpm hdd $59.99 [...] 6822148702
    slverstone tj-08 $109
    lg dvd burner $18.59
    120mm fan
    not an OC'er but compact and ought to be cheaper in the US, esp if you shop around
  4. Best answer selected by wiimonkey9.
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