Does this build look good?

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: No real budget range since I am NOT getting a GPU (will explain later)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming when I DO get the GPU but for now I need it for college school work

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: PURDUE!!!

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher

Additional Comments: Need this computer to be high end (without the GPU for now) and be upgrade-able for at least the next 5 or 6 years

I do not need a hard drive because I can just use an extra laptop hard drive that I have (it's 7200 rpm which is all I need)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I wanted to custom build my own desktop and after my laptop started having issues and having to send it in, I have finally decided to custom build it


Okay so here's my build:

Rosewill REDBONE U3 Black SECC Steel USB 3.0, eSATA, 3x 120mm Fans Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

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

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply


I also need advice on a monitor that's cheap and 1080p and 23 inches.

Thanks for all the help!

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  1. all i switxh on your build is the power supply. spend the extra for a good name brand bronze unit like seasonic or cosair. also toss in a ssd boot drive the vertex 4 128g drive on sale for 80.00 with code today.
  2. Well, I would say you have a lower budget anyway.

    That's not a great deal for a low end case. It has USB 3, which is nice, but it won't have much in the way of cable management. The Rosewill Challenger has a few more features and is often in a combo deal with the PSU.
  3. ...or pay $15 more for a much nicer PSU and the Challenger case in combo

    You can always add red fans if you want.
  4. thanks for the replies but about that psu and challenger case combo isn't the 550 watt power supply a little low?
  5. Best answer
    That would depend. It's enough for any single video card. The one you chose would not be enough for two larger cards.... so you have to be more specific about a future GPU or you need to buy a lot more PSU up front.
  6. Best answer selected by HopelessNoob.
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