Gaming Pc Budget: $900-$950

Hey guys, this is my first time attempting to build a computer and I am very overwhelmed if you may please provide some feedback that would be awesome. The computer is going to be for mainly gaming

Approximate Purchase Date: Within A Month
Budget Range: Max $950
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No i have a 1080p LED monitor already
Parts to Upgrade
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Websites: Doesn't matter
Location: Anaheim,CA,USA
Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia GPU
Overclocking: no, would rather just get gpu pre-overclocked (Super-clocked)
SLI or Crossfile: no
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lZaJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lZaJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lZaJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($229.95 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Raidmax 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $798.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

THANKX FOR DA HELP!
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  1. If you won't overclock get the i5 3470
    Keep that mobo which allows overclock, if you ever want to upgrade to an upgradeable CPU as you're getting it for 10$ more than a H77 mobo.
    Radeon 7870 beats the 660.
  2. If you are not going to overclock the CPU, you may as well save some money and go for one that doesnt have the unlocked multiplier allowing you to overclock.
  3. So far, you're doing good.

    However, the rule of thumb is to spend twice on the GPU than CPU.

    Since you want good gaming, at your resolution, I'd recommend an EVGA 670 Signature 2 or FTW.

    That being said... at any mid-range price point, Radeon HAMMERS nvidia.
  4. I'd have to agree with that one. Mostly mid-range.

    Which is odd, because there are more 560Ti's and 550Ti's running around than anything else, especially if you check the Steam Hardware Survey.
  5. DarkSable said:
    So far, you're doing good.

    However, the rule of thumb is to spend twice on the GPU than CPU.

    Since you want good gaming, at your resolution, I'd recommend an EVGA 670 Signature 2 or FTW.

    That being said... at any mid-range price point, Radeon HAMMERS nvidia.


    Thanks for the feedback everyone, so @DarkSable, if i go with ATI Radeon what do you think I should get and I would like to add I dont really mind doing crossfire!

    Thanks!
  6. In that budget, I would go for either the 7850 or the quicker 7870.
  7. Thanks for the feedback everyone!
    I changed some parts, what do you guys think of
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m0s6

    I am pretty iffy about the case if anyone can please help me out with that!
    Thanks
  8. That's pretty expensive for that Seasonic. You could possibly go for something else.
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