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September 12, 2012 11:10:27 PM

Hey everyone, just a thanks for taking time to read all this if you do haha. I want to make sure this build I priced out would work well together mainly, never built a computer myself but I am also not totally illiterate when it comes to a desktop. I hope I organized everything so its simple to understand, Im totally open to suggestions and any help. I want the best I can get while also shopping smart. :D 


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Budget Range: I really don't want to reach past $1500, if I have to cut a few small corners to shave off some money then that's cool but I want a solid powerful build.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Ultra high gaming, hd quality video/online also, some multitasking, music storage, internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Everything NEW NEW

Do you need to buy OS: No, I have it

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I have everything picked out and on a wishlist on newegg.com

Location: Everett, WA

Parts Preferences: I prefer Intel and Nvidia because I know them, from what I have seen they do well. As far as everything else I know Asus isn't bad but I don't have a preference...

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: I want just 1 initial card but want the option open for SLI later

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 or greater!

Additional Comments: I want to have an ssd for my OS so boot is super fast and Id like only key programs in it, I will have a 1TB HD for everything else. I would prefer not to liquid cool and want a system that is quiet and clean. I picked out a case which I will link below. I want a fast kick ass machine for gaming, dont need 3d.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a new computer!

Component List:

NZXT HD Mid-tower- http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/h2

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO 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...

EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ---**Not sure if having a higher memory card is that much better?**---

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ---**Just saw Newegg had a free 8g of ram with my processor, if its as good then i may go that route to save money**---

ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENM750AWT 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR90GB 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ---**Was trying to get a drive to match white H2 case, idk how well this will blend in without painting it...**---


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September 12, 2012 11:14:13 PM

With an i5 3570K and a GTX 670 there's not much you won't be able to do.
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September 12, 2012 11:17:33 PM

If you want to do serious OC on CPU, you might need a CPU cooler, stock probably won't be enough.
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September 12, 2012 11:19:12 PM

Looks good, you can change your PSU to a quality 650W and up the SSD a little bit. 90GB is a bit tight. I suggest the Samsung 830 or the OCZ Vertex 4.

Also, you should get a cooler for overclocking. The Hyper 212 EVO would be a good choice.
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