Strictly a gaming pc

Hey guys!

I'm planning on building a PC strictly for gaming. Done a lot of research and this is what the shopping list looks like. Wanted to know the experts' opinion before starting to assembly everything.

Budget: not more than 2000$


Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

2 Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

PSU: SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST85F-G 850W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified 100% Modular, Active PFC Power Supply

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Storage: Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Solid State Drive


Thanks in advance!
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  1. you can spend way less on the case , cpu cooler and the power supply and still have the same performance
  2. tastyburrr said:
    Hey guys!

    I'm planning on building a PC strictly for gaming. Done a lot of research and this is what the shopping list looks like. Wanted to know the experts' opinion before starting to assembly everything.

    Budget: not more than 2000$


    Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

    2 Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    PSU: SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST85F-G 850W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified 100% Modular, Active PFC Power Supply

    GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Solid State Drive


    Thanks in advance!


    for cooler, get this, cheap and it gets the job done easily:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    I'd personally get a cheaper case no more than $120, the cooler master 900series and corsair 400r or even the 500r is good
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