Please take a look and leave input on my first pc build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: October 12, 2012 2:24 AM in Systems Share deadturtl3 October 12, 2012 2:10:52 AM Here's what I've got so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k2li Approximate Purchase Date: around Christmas Budget Range: $800-$975 after shipping and rebates System Usage from Most to Least: Gaming, surfing the web, schoolwork Are you buying a monitor: No Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon Location: Easton, Pennsylvania Parts Preferences: I want the nzxt phantom case, want a intel CPU Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: I want to keep the nzxt phantom window, would like to play games like arma 2 smoothly More about : leave input build Someone Somewhere October 12, 2012 2:20:14 AM A couple of suggestions: Get low profile ram eg http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8ga... Get a 7950 for about the same price which outperforms the 660Ti eg http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352... It's actually cheaper. I assume the Network Adaptor is WiFi not an ethernet card? There is no point in a separate ethernet card is onboard ones are fine. You can get a cheaper PSU such as this OCZ one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-ocz600mxs... EDIT:Fixed link zared619 October 12, 2012 2:24:08 AM You picked some pretty good components, but I think there is some areas for improvement. It's just a tad over-budget, but the 7970 is worth it. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k4wJ Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k4wJ/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k4wJ/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.99 @ Amazon) Other: Belkin power surge protector ($24.99) Other: Nzxt Phantom Full Tower Case (red) ($109.99) Other: Nzxt phantom window panel ($24.99) Other: Network adaptor ($19.99) Total: $965.88 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) Any questions, just ask. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumFirst Build . need some input . please have a look ForumMy first build . Please take a look . Forum[NEED ADVICE] Please take a look at my new PC build Forum$1500 - $2500 Gaming PC + Please leave some good advise for my build .. ForumPlease take a look at my build , buying in 2 hours Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ade-advice ForumBUILDING MY FIRST EVER PC ! - please take a look ForumFirst time building a PC , please take a look at my build , have q's ForumNeed your input on my first build ForumPlease take a look at my new PC build ForumFirst i7 build , need some input please ForumTime for a new build , YAY! Please take a look ForumPlease take a quick look at my potential build (checkout view) ForumMy first build might need some help Please take a peek!! ForumNew gaming pc :) first build please look :) ForumPlease take a look at my build , all recommendations welcome ForumFirst Build looking for Input /Verification ForumFirst Computer Build , did I get everything right? Take a look please ! Forum[General Homebuild] please take a look at my build ForumPCI compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !