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November 10, 2012 8:48:31 PM

Hello everyone! I am building a gaming PC for my friend and I would just like to know if these parts are compatible. He was initially going to buy an Alienware PC, but I told him that he could build a better one for about the same price. Anyway, I would appreciate any advice and suggestions. Thanks very much :) 

Approximate Purchase Date: Within two to three weeks.

Budget Range: Under $1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming with casual usage.

Are you buying a monitor: After building the PC, but right now the priority is to get this rig built.

Parts to Upgrade: Everything/New build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 HP 64-bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg & Amazon

Location: Wilmington, DE - US

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe, I do not know how to overclock. But I don't think its really necessary.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional components: None

And mostly why are you upgrading: Going into PC gaming, coming from console gaming. Better to build a PC than to buy one.

EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC064D/AM 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
-ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk...

NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Case - White

http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Phantom-Tower-Gaming-Case/dp...

Total with discounts/rebates: $1175
I will use ShopRunner for 2-day shipping

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November 10, 2012 9:08:58 PM

Wouldn't hugely disagree with anything, but some observations.

The Gigabyte, or MSI versions of the GTX670 are better than the EVGA. Cooler, quieter, better OC.
The 212Evo is better than the 212+
The Ripjaw RAMS will, I think fit, with most coolers, but generally prefer low profile RAM, like GSKill Ares, Crucial Ballistix, or Corsair CML, to be sure there's no clash.
November 11, 2012 1:13:08 PM

Thanks, I will keep that in mind.
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November 11, 2012 1:44:11 PM

Okay, so I think I will go with an MSI card.

MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is the 212Evo drastically better than the 212+? I mean would it be really necessary?

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November 11, 2012 2:26:06 PM
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The 212Evo is a good bit better than the +. Here's a review.
<a http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/cm_hyper212_evo... /a>

Both the graphics card, and RAM are fine.
November 11, 2012 2:35:47 PM

Best answer selected by pcnoob007.
November 11, 2012 2:37:05 PM

I guess I'm set then. Thank You! :) 
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