Thoughts on final build? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 30, 2012 2:42 AM in Systems Share matthew_92 August 30, 2012 1:48:26 AM Primarily used for gaming, what do you guys think? Will it last me for a couple years? Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ASCR 10,000,000:1 LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM Total cost- $1,094.87 After rebates- $1,064.87 plus it comes with Sleeping Dogs More about : thoughts final build obsama1 August 30, 2012 2:00:58 AM Not bad, but spring for the i5-3470/3570/3450. mocchan August 30, 2012 2:10:31 AM +1 to obsama's recommendation of an i5 3450. Swap your PSU for this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $10 cheaper than the Seasonic unit PLUS it has a $20 rebate. (not sure where you're from so these prices are just assumptions) Other than that, you're good to go. Related resources Final thoughts on build before buying - Forum Final thoughts on my gaming build - Forum Final Build/Final Thoughts - Forum Final Build , Thoughts ? - Forum Thoughts on final $1500 first gaming build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer matthew_92 August 30, 2012 2:20:42 AM mocchan said:+1 to obsama's recommendation of an i5 3450. Swap your PSU for this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $10 cheaper than the Seasonic unit PLUS it has a $20 rebate. (not sure where you're from so these prices are just assumptions) Other than that, you're good to go. So ivy bridge beats sandy bridge? mocchan August 30, 2012 2:27:15 AM Yes, by about 5%-7% clock for clock. When you're not OCing, you want as much performance as you can get matthew_92 August 30, 2012 2:31:20 AM Alright I'll get the 3450. What's the reliability of that corsair PSU? Should it last me a while? mocchan August 30, 2012 2:36:41 AM matthew_92 said:Alright I'll get the 3450. What's the reliability of that corsair PSU? Should it last me a while? I forgot who the OEM of the Corsair CX line was, but regardless, they are very reliable and it will definitely last you a long while matthew_92 August 30, 2012 2:39:09 AM Ok thanks for the help. mocchan August 30, 2012 2:42:23 AM You're very welcome. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew Build 7970 final thoughts ForumFinal build !!! thoughts ? ForumNew gaming build - $1k max budget: final thoughts ForumFinal Build thoughts ? 1500-2000 ForumSub $800 Mini-ITX Build Final Thoughts ForumYour final thoughts on my build ForumBuild Final Thoughts . ForumFinal Thoughts : Gaming Rig Build ForumFinal thoughts on my build ForumNew build | Final | : Next gaming system : Thoughts Welcome ForumFinal Build Thoughts (Updated Build ) Forum1,400+/- Build ; Final thoughts ? ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC Forum[Solved] Final Build... thoughts? Forum[Solved] 1,400+/- Build; Final thoughts? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !