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Novice Attempting to Build Own Gaming PC

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October 6, 2012 4:19:44 AM

I've been researching components and here's what Ive come up. Let me know your thoughts, suggestions, improvements. Budget is $1100-$1300.

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB
CPU: Intel i5-3570k
MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: Kingston Hyperx 8 GB (2x4GB)DDR3
HD: WD Bue 1TB 7200RPM SATA
Case: HAF 912 Mid-tower
Power Supply: OCZ Modstream Pro 700W

Main Considerations: Gaming, Cost, Component Compatibility, Ease of assembly, Bottlenecking.

Add in OS, peripherals, monitor comes out to about $1200. Prices from Newegg havent done any shopping around yet.
October 6, 2012 4:26:13 AM

I wouldn't change anything on this build.

Keep in mind that you can buy a SDD at some point if you save some cash, and leave the HDD for file storing.
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October 6, 2012 4:33:30 AM

might wait for windows 8, comes out this month. monitor I personaly would go with an led but if you have a budget its obviously your choice.
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October 6, 2012 9:20:50 AM

You could probably change out the GPU for something a little more powerful for that price.
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October 6, 2012 10:28:18 AM

Most oft-cited problem in other forums is the GPU choice. What are some better ones in a comparable price range?
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October 6, 2012 11:22:13 AM

maybe gtx 660 would do for you or if you have more money than gtx670 if you are nvidia user if not than 7850 or 7950 or 7970 what is your max budget for gpu
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October 6, 2012 11:50:53 AM

under 300 for GPU. im thinking ill go for a 660ti. there are some around $280
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October 7, 2012 12:51:57 PM

see 7950 also as that is great overclocker & gives more p to p ratio
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