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September 9, 2012 3:03:42 AM

Looking for some feedback on this gaming computer build I'm thinking about putting together. My budget is around $1,000 and I threw this together on newegg earlier and it came out to around $1,050, tell me what you guys think. I already have a monitor, a 500GB HD, and a copy of Windows 7 so I won’t need to purchase any of those.

COUGAR Evolution-W White SECC ATX Full Tower
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
ASUS P8H77-V LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB RAM(4 x 4GB)
EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Video Card
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 – OEM

any thoughts/feedback is appreciated, thanked a lot

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September 9, 2012 3:29:54 AM

I posted this on another forum and got some good feedback there, the 3570k processor is only $20 more than the 2500k and uses less power too. Gotta be someone on here who has an input on this build :p 
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September 9, 2012 11:35:31 AM

yes a 3570K would be a better choice on a new build

also you have listed a H77 mb which does not support over clocking. the 3570k (and 2500k) is an unlocked and very (easily) overclocked CPU. I suggest you go with a Z77 MB

I suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri...

this MB come with 2x4 GSkill Aries 1600mhz GB ram free for limited time
8gb should be plenty but if you think you need 16 gb just get another 2x4 pack
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

my only other suggestion is an ASUS DVD writer as it comes with free shipping right now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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