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September 1, 2012 9:09:26 PM

So I'm building a gaming desktop for the first time, and i just wanted some feedback on the build i have planned so far in case there's something wrong with it. (i haven't selected a psu yet, only because i'm not sure what i need, if you guys have any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated!)
What do you guys think? I'm shooting for a budget of 1k, but i wouldn't be too sad if i have to go a little bit over.

build right now:

case:
Antec 900 with usb 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu:
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

graphics card:
Radeon HD 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hard drive:
OCZ Vertex 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i know the hard drive's a bit weak, but i have another computer i'll be storing all my stuff on, so i don't really need a lot of storage.

aaaaand that's it.


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September 1, 2012 9:46:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $1k max after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming, a little programming here and there.

Parts Not Required: monitor (using HDMI tv instead)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe later on

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Not sure, though tv is 19 inches (i think)
September 1, 2012 9:57:18 PM

thanks for the bundle!
i would like the option of wifi though, is there any way to get wifi connectivity out of this board?
a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2012 10:13:42 PM

looks decent but rather your storing stuff on another computer or not a 128gb is usually recommended for putting your os on so i think it's not a very good idea for a solid top notch gaming build also the case you picked is a bit outdated other than great looks it's not got nothing going for it cable management options are bad and for it's price it's a bad buy also you have a overclocking cpu yet you have no aftermarket cpu cooler which is a must when overclocking as for the rest of your build it's good except this is what i get if i was you this would be a very well balanced build I started building computers in 2006. I have done so many builds over the followings years i honestly lost count not trying to mean that in a bragging way just facts.I generally know what to look for and I try to keep myself up to date with tech stuff.This build that I've come up with should be a very nice mid-high end gaming beast machine though. It'd also be pretty good for video editing and things like that too if you're into that sort of thing.Have a look and see what you think if you don't like it no worries i won't care i am just trying to help you get best bang for your buck take it or leave it doesn't matter to me it's not my money so choice of course is yours if you have any questions feel free to ask PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1004.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-01 17:56 EDT-0400)

a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2012 10:18:51 PM

That is $60 over budget bigcyco with the MIRs.
a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2012 10:28:01 PM

Is it oh i see dam it i had for some reason or another thought he mentioned but i wouldn't be too sad if i have to go over. lol now i see that he said a little bit over which in that case $60 sure as hell ain't a little bit lol my bad
September 1, 2012 10:39:57 PM

thanks for the input!
i've freed up a little cash from taking a lower graphics card, so i'll either throw in another HD or just get one bigger one.
but for either of these build a 600W psu should do?
a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2012 10:58:09 PM

Yes i say you are safe even with a reliable 550W but for price might as well get that one in my build since most reliable 550w cost same
!