New $1100 Build advice

Hi, I am wondering if someone can give me advice on my new pc build. This is my first build. I want to try to cut costs a little, but still have a great gaming computer. Is it compatible?

Approximate Purchase Date: the last week of November 2012

Budget Range: $1000-1100 before shipping

System Usage: gaming and internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

MY PARTS:

CASE: AZZA Solano 1000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517004&Tpk=Azza%20Solano%201000

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504&Tpk=3570k

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ( I think that I can use a lower watt PSU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204


Total Price(After taxes but before rebates) $1124.98

Additional Comments: I would like to know if I need to buy aftermarket cooling fans for my case since I plan on overclocking.

Thanks to anyone who gives me assistance :)
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  1. Not bad, but with a bit of shopping around, and shuffling, you can do better. You don't need that size of case, or power supply. Dropping them, enables the addition of a nice SSD for operating system, and main games. There is a very good deal included, at Microcentre, for processor. If you don't have a local MC, you would have to pay $40 for processor, but still good deals.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($322.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($81.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1004.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Evolution ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($81.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
    Total: $1104.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($352.00 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1123.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    a bit over because the 7970 from Asus is at a great price that will beat a 670 not to mention cheaper
  4. mrdowntownkiller said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Evolution ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($81.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ CompUSA)
    Total: $1104.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    the i5 3570k from microcenter is pickup only.
  5. id get this.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mMwL

    its balanced between the other 2 builds posted above
  6. Thanks for the builds so far! They help alot. I noticed that all of the builds had a SSD. What is so special about those? Are they really worth the extra cost?
  7. makes every system feel like its worth the money. loads stuff much faster, boots way faster, and made me work faster since i didnt have to wait for stuff

    you are really only supposed to put the OS, apps, and some games that are worthy of the speed increase on the SSD. the rest goes to the hard drive
  8. but if you are like me, i sprang for the 240-256gb drives since thats all the space i ever need
  9. I do not need the latest GPU on the market. I am not too interested in AA and all of that. I am fine with a GPU that will let me play on medium or high(possibly ultra) for a good amount of time. I do not need Max settings to play, just a quality game :) any suggestions?

    Also, should I buy any cooling fans to come with the case I choose or are the ones included good enough??
  10. if you want a cheaper and better bang for the buck GPU id suggest getting this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    and no. the case fans inside are good enough.
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