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Final approval for first gaming build

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October 24, 2012 1:16:45 PM

my budget is about 1400 bucks, and i want to max out bf3,medal of honor,skyrim,minecraft, lots of other games.
how is this?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.05 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($176.06 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.61 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($354.99 @ NCIX)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($135.91 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley)
Total: $1392.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 24, 2012 1:49:12 PM

looks good, overkill on the psu unless you want to run dual cards in the future
October 24, 2012 2:12:13 PM

^ +1. Good looking build; PSU is more than you need, but allows for SLI if you want later.
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October 24, 2012 4:01:42 PM

i wanted a 750w psu cause next year when new cards comes out i want to sli or crossfire. and i dont really like the asrock extreme 4 cause its a little smaller then normal. and its not really a value motherboard over here in canada, it cost about the same as the one i picked
October 24, 2012 4:48:58 PM

Think ur PC is just fine. I wouldn't change a thing, not even the PSU. Actually, I might spend a lil more on the PSU to ensure SLI compatibility and OC headroom. lol. But I don't think you should change a thing. go fo it!!!

PS idk if that CPU cooler comes with decent thermal paste, but if not, then you may wana throw a ~$5 tube of Arctic Silver 5 in that cart too.
October 24, 2012 4:52:10 PM

u are good to go, just i dont like the monitor :kaola:  :kaola: 

5ms response time.. not good for my eye :lol:  :lol: 
October 24, 2012 5:17:45 PM

ok, i think im gonna go for it then :)  @ceee9 i dont think that will be an issue, im coming from a 720p plasma with an xbox 360 to a 1080p led with a high powered pc :)  anything would an improvement
October 26, 2012 8:06:36 AM

It just personal taste, it still a good monitor,

5ms just sometime make i lost 1 vs 1 battle, xDD
October 26, 2012 11:06:46 AM

motherboard. the z77-v is a rip sometimes. get this combo

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=71051&vpn=3570K%...

ram. corsair vengeance wont fit
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57953&vpn=F3%2D1...

case. way better internal layout than the phantom 410. much cheaper and quieter. if you think adding more plastic to the outside and insides suggests the 40 dollar price increase, go ahead with the phantom

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=75044&vpn=R4%2DB...


otherwise looks ok. 128gb is a bit small. add a hard drive

October 26, 2012 11:07:50 AM

and do you mind to give me the ncix points you earn?
October 26, 2012 3:10:39 PM

how is the asus p8z77 v a rip? i couldnt find the low profle vengeance ram on pcpartpicker, but thats what im getting, and since this i my first gaming pc or pc in general i need to have a little extra for games, so i will get a hard drive later. and if i save on the case and get a cheaper one, i dont really see anything worth changing or upgrading in my build with the saved money
October 26, 2012 7:36:02 PM

the z77v is a rip since all i have to do is pay 10 bucks and get the pro which is a fair bit better.

and at the price of a z77v, i can get a gigabyte ud5h which has way more features

change the ram. it makes no difference. save yourself a few dollars
October 26, 2012 7:52:47 PM

im getting the z77 v and the processor for 380 bucks on a combo deal, if i was buying seperatly i would have to get a z77v lk or gigabyte ud3h to get that price.
October 27, 2012 12:34:28 AM

ok i cant stop you from making a ok choice. just saying that if you get burned (price)next week, not my fault.

i have seen a i5 3570k and a ud3h motherboard go for 309.99 after MIR at ncix. im pretty good about how they operate
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