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September 2, 2012 9:45:21 AM

ASUS P8Z77-V LK
Intel Core i5 3570K
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C CPU Cooler w/2x Corsair Fans
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3-1600
SanDisk Extreme 120GB Solid State Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache SATA3
EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX680 SC Signature 2GB
Corsiar Vengeance C70 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
Seasonic X-Series 760W 80Plus Gold Power Supply

Just wondering if this is a viable build. Or if i should tweak it slightly

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September 2, 2012 9:53:24 AM

get a better motherboard,8GB ram is plenty for gaming and daily stuff,TX750 V2 is enough for your build(with overclocking and SLi)
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September 2, 2012 10:59:08 AM

What motherboard would you suggest?
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September 2, 2012 12:45:09 PM

1: id get a z77x-ud3h motherboard if you are on a lower budget. its 129.99. otherwise, id get a z77-v pro motherboard from asus. they sell for 190 i think at amazon
2:get a better cooler like the noctua nh-d14. if you cant afford it, get the hyper 212 evo from coolermaster
3:id get a samsung 830 128gb given its around the same price of 96 dollars at B&H
4:i personally use seagate since they are cheaper
5:get a msi power edition gtx670 instead. it has a way better cooler and has overvolting support that no other 670 has (software overvolting). its not really worth getting a 680 given a 670 performs super close and the price difference is overboard. he msi 670 costs 399.99 at us.ncix.com. check though
6:the c70 has pretty bad airflow from what i heard. you are better off with a fractal define r4 window (costs less than with window) or a corsair 500R
7:you dont need a psu that is that efficient. id get something like a xfx xxx 750w for 111 dollars at amazon. its made by seasonic so you get the same quality levels
8: you only need 8gb of ram. id get crucial ballistix sport 1600mhz cl9 or gskill ares 1600mhz cl9 2x4gb. pick the one that is cheaper. they perform the same
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September 2, 2012 12:52:44 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case ($133.56 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Samsung S23A700D 120Hz 23.0" Monitor ($289.15 @ CompUSA)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($47.52 @ B&H)
Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($36.83 @ Amazon)
Total: $1703.42
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 08:52 EDT-0400)

Remove mouse, keyboard, OS etc if you don't need it.
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September 3, 2012 11:28:38 AM

Best answer selected by dmel013.
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