First New Build confirmation Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: September 8, 2012 1:50 AM in Systems Share 941chip September 7, 2012 10:04:29 PM Approximate Purchase Date: In the next few months. (Buying a part at a time) Budget Range: Around $1250 (could go for little less or more, but not more than $1300) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, Surfing on the web, and the occasional Photoshop and Premiere Pro for Youtube videos but nothing too serious) Are you buying a monitor: Yes (The monitor is not part of the $1300 budget, but cannot be more than $200 itself) Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Amazon Location: Bradenton, Florida, US Parts Preferences: Intel Processor, Full ATX Mobo Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Probably not Additional Comments: The NZXT Phantom 410 will have to stay, the case looks too good and is my favorite of all the cases I could find. I have done a lot of research and I have come up with these parts: (Open to any additional suggestions before I start buying parts.): CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU: GTX 660 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case: NZXT Phantom 410 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or SeaSonic M12II 520 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Direct-Contact-RR-B... Monitor: AOC 23in Ultra Slim IPS LED Monitor http://www.amazon.com/AOC-I2353PH-23-Widescreen-Monitor... More about : build confirmation ScrewySqrl September 7, 2012 10:10:57 PM looks good to me m 0 l g-unit1111 September 7, 2012 10:11:56 PM I'd change out the monitor - those are not good displays. Get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And then get this for your power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Otherwise good choices all around. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer TheBigTroll September 8, 2012 1:50:13 AM id change out the mobo (optional) and the GPU for the motherboard, if you pay 10 bucks more, you can get a gigabyte ud3h motherboard and it would be slightly better in terms of quality for the GPU, the performance increase from a 7870 to a 660ti is not enough to warrant the 50 extra dollars. what i would get http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gQGj note: how does your build even fit under your 1250 dollar price bracket m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding my first PC, need confirmation that everything works properly Forum SolvedFirst computer build / Need confirmation on parts please Forum Solvedfirst pc build, compatibility confirmation Forum SolvedFirst ever PC build - Looking for confirmation and advice Forum SolvedFirst time build need confirmation / help Forum SolvedBuilding my first Computer. Need final confirmation? Buying all the parts. Forum SolvedNew Computer Build, Need confirmation Forum SolvedConfirmation on first build plan Forum SolvedConfirming Parts for my first New System build/gaming PC Forum First Time gaming/media/htpc build, picked out parts, but could use some confirmation and guidance Forum First time build for audio engineering and video editing use. Looking for confirmation of compatibility of parts. Forum SolvedConfirmation on New Build: Need Opinions Forum [First Build] - Compatible? Part Confirmation Forum My First Custom Build...Hoping For Confirmation and Suggestions Forum Confirmation of first time Desktop build. Forum Need Advice/Confirmation on My First Build. Forum $700~ pc for gaming, first time building. need some confirmation on these parts Forum My first build. Need advice and confirmation Forum List of Components 4New Build - Want Confirmation That Good Mix Forum Looking for the confirmation on new build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !