Rate My Build - $1400

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/itlD

Please give any feedback. Put this together after looking at some stuff on this website and some others. It's my first attempt at a build and I would appreciate any advice from someone with a bit more experience, or any experience, for that matter.

Thank you in advanced for any advice or help!


Edit: Posted the wrong link. :pfff:
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  1. 5/10. I edited yours and revised it:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.89 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.80 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1316.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-25 00:52 EDT-0400)


    This 670 will outperform a stock 680. I'm not sure your old Scythe cooler would fit in the case even though it is very good. Got you a larger monitor too. Kept your case and also got you a better PSU.
  2. The Chronos is pretty slow compared to other drives. Get the V4, M4, Samsung 830, or Chronos Deluxe.
  3. You're right. I forgot it was still using an SF controller. I actually thought the Chronos and the Deluxe version were similar in terms of NAND.

    OP GET A VERTEX 4!
  4. This SSD down below utilizes SF Toggle NAND controller and is solid. This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on in SLI.


    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Computer-RC-922M-KKN3-GP/dp/B0026FCI2U/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1348555112&sr=1-4 $93.89 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 Ports (RC-922M-KKN3-GP)

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Certified-Modular-CP-9020015-NA/dp/B008RJZQSW/ref=sr_1_24?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346646210&sr=1-24 $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CX 750 Watts 80PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply CP-9020015-NA

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1066148 $336.98 save: $13.00
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A2EUTVCJXLAJ4K $32.08 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186 $38.99 FREE SHIPPING
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SH-222BB-BEBE-Internal-Software/dp/B006B7R9PU/ref=pd_cp_pc_0 $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_8?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1348481265&sr=1-8 $74.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171646 $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
    SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-WINDFORCE-PCI-Express-Graphics-GV-N670WF2-2GD/dp/B008LZKLF0/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1348554563&sr=1-2&keywords=gigabyte+gtx+670 $399.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI/HDMI/DP SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N670WF2-2GD

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_z $90.70 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254091 $119.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Hanns-G HL229DPB Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 Active Contrast 30,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

    Total: $1,385.58 *not including shipping & rebates


    http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-WINDFORCE-PCI-Express-Graphics-GV-N66TOC-2GD/dp/B008UG2W20/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1348553928&sr=1-4&keywords=gtx+660+ti $299.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 Ti WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI / HDMI / DP SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards GV-N66TOC-2GD
    Core Clock 1032MHz
    Boost Clock 1111MHz
  5. I like Willy's build, but I would get an H60, H80, or H100 so that you can OC that thing to 4.5 GHz. The Hyper 212+ is a great cooler, but the H-series liquid coolers get OC's over 5 GHz easily. 4.5 is just for a simple, stable OC. Also, load your case with the largest fans possible, in each mounting point. And, for $1,400 definitely get something better than a 660 Ti. I personally would go with a 7970 GHz edition. Fantastic card for $400. It beats out the 670 in most games, except BF3, because Nvidia just owns in BF3.
  6. '21.5" feels a bit small.' - She

    Sorry, couldn't help it. But yeah, you want at least 23" to be comfortable. Otherwise, it's good to go.
  7. My current monitor is 19 and I love it.

    Motion in the ocean.
  8. get a benq gw2250 for the monitor
  9. willyroc said:
    '21.5" feels a bit small.' - She

    Sorry, couldn't help it. But yeah, you want at least 23" to be comfortable. Otherwise, it's good to go.

    21.5" actually measures out to 22". I game on a 21.5"" monitor and it's nice tight pixels and plenty big enough for me. I started out on a 13" CRT back in the day so I can tell you what small is. No need to have a monitor that you have to have at least 2' of space between you and it just so you can view the entire screen.
  10. taxix427 said:

    Use that newegg combo I posted for the board + cpu. It's the reason I don't use pc part picker seeing how it doesn't take combo's into affect. That and it figures in the rebates into the total price and we all know how well those rebates work sometimes. It's not always money in the bank.
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