Solved Please Comment on My First Build Specs Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: September 13, 2012 1:07 PM in Systems Share A_Garden September 6, 2012 4:04:51 AM I would be extremely grateful for any recommended changes or criticism for my first build. Approximate Purchase Date: End of the month Budget Range: (1000-1500) Before Rebates; After Shipping System Usage: Primarily gaming as well as all around general use This is what’s in my shopping cart: NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-G1 Gunmetal Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Black Trim Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... EVGA 012-P3-2078-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) Classified Ultra 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... +Windows 7 $99 Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, any Location: Connecticut Parts Preferences: Intel, Asus, NVIDIA, unless not worth the price Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Not now Additional Comments: I would like to build a PC in my price range that has as most bang for the buck as possible while avoiding bottlenecks as much as I can. Thanks, Alistair More about : comment build specs Best solution jk47_99 September 6, 2012 4:32:46 AM That 560ti is old tech, either upgrade to a 660ti or for the same budget get a ATI 7870, if you want bang for buck then that is the card to get right now, even if you prefer NVIDIA. For the SSD, get a Vertex 4 instead of the Agilty 3, you get better performance and more reliabilty. GSkill or Corsair would be better choices for the RAM. Share proton007 September 6, 2012 4:52:48 AM What he said. ^^ Change the mobo to something like the P8-Z77 or GA-Z77x-UD3H or Asrock Z77-Extreme, and you instantly save about 100 which you can use to get a better graphics card. m 0 l Related resources Custom built PC. Please comment it, it's my first build. - Forum First build, please look and comment. Thanks. - Forum Beginner's first time build, please take a look and comment - Forum My first build. Please comment. - Forum Thoughts on first build (please comment!) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer A_Garden September 6, 2012 5:52:59 PM Thanks for the advice, I think I'll go with the ASRock Z77-Extreme for the mobo and get the 660ti with the extra money. Is there anything else I need, like fans, etc.? Is the power supply too much or is it worth it? m 0 l A_Garden September 13, 2012 12:13:30 AM Best answer selected by A_Garden. m 0 l samotage September 13, 2012 1:07:09 PM The Power Supply is good. If you decide to buy another 660ti and SLI them, it'll mean you won't need to buy a new Power Supply! - Samo m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Please comment on my computer build, this is my first time building a computer, thanks in advance Forum SolvedPlease Review My First Build Specs Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build with Mid/High Specs but needs to be Quiet - Your thoughts please Forum First Build - Please comment Forum SolvedPlease review first build specs Forum SolvedMy First Build Specs, Comments Sought Forum I5 build critique - first time builder - please comment! Forum SolvedFirst Build Specs/Price Effective? Advice Please. Forum Please comment/help on my first custom build Forum First Build (Gaming) please rate/comment Forum First Build/ Please comment Forum first budget build, please comment. Forum First E8400 Build, Please Comment Forum First build, please comment... Forum Comment/Suggestions On First Build Please Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !