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Want to get this asap, need help to make sure it is a good build.

Last response: in Systems
November 10, 2012 2:21:35 AM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

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 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($407.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VW246H 24.0" Monitor ($183.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($46.00 @ B&H)
Total: $1711.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-09 23:17 EST-0500)

I want it to be able to:
play new games on the market
simple photoshop editing
fast speed

Does the monitor have good picture quality?


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November 10, 2012 2:26:04 AM

Yes to all, its a good gaming system with room to upgrade that will Photoshop quite adequately.
November 10, 2012 2:41:55 AM

Looks very good.

I would be tempted to buy the Samsung 840 pro 256gb ssd for $270.
It is about the fastest ssd currently sold.
The deal is that you get Asassins creed III free with it.

Ram is cheap, and photoshop loves lots of ram.
Consider a 16gb kit of 2 x 8gb.
November 10, 2012 2:49:56 AM

I agree with the 16GB RAM. My personal changes would be up that PSU to a HX650. Even if you wanted to crossfire you don't need an extra 300W. That HX650 is also modular with a 80+ Gold rating :D  It goes for ~$120.

+1 to that GPU, though go GHz edition if you can spare a few bucks. Make sure those Ripjaws can fit under that 212. They have high heat spreaders which can cause conflict. Otherwise everything else is good :) 
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