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November 15, 2012 7:49:45 AM

Hello everyone,

I'd be so grateful if you could check out the specs for a new gaming pc I'm having built. The pc is for my kids, they're 11 and 13 and they don't need a seriously serious piece of kit, just something that will run the games they like. I'm confident that the components I've chosen will do that, but I wanted to double check for compatibility and general opinions.

I'm looking to buy it this week from a German company, I live in Finland.

Overclocking: no
SLI/Crossfire: no

Here's the info:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570

GPU: ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5, GeForce GTX 660, 2048MB DDR5

RAM: 8GB-Kit Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2

Case: NZXT LeXa S

HD: WD Scorpio Blue 500GB SATA 3Gb's (7mm)

OD: LG GH24NS 16x

OS: It'll be running Windows 7 64bit

I haven't chosen a monitor yet.

Many thanks,

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November 15, 2012 8:44:30 AM

Just a few minor tweaks.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($237.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $790.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 05:44 EST-0500)
November 15, 2012 9:13:25 AM

Hi, if you want to save quite a bit of money then you should seriously look at the

i3 3220
with a 7770

I'm already 21 and I'm planning to buy a build like that since it's a good buy. I don't think your kids will fully use that kind of power and it would be a waste of money for you.
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November 15, 2012 12:04:23 PM

Thanks butremor that's helpful.

cutebeans, I think I'll stick with the more powerful specs so as to future proof the pc, thanks for the inpu.t
November 15, 2012 2:10:00 PM

I like butremor's build better. You had listed a laptop hdd and a z77 mobo with a locked cpu.
November 21, 2012 7:42:58 AM

wanderer11 said:
I like butremor's build better. You had listed a laptop hdd and a z77 mobo with a locked cpu.

Thanks wanderer11. I didn't spot the hdd. I've also changed the mobo to as Asrock H77.

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions.