Any advice on my Gaming PC?

I have decided to build my first PC. Here is everything i have picked out

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse
Other: Turtle Beach Earforce z11
Other: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200
Other: NZXT Sentry 2 LCD Fan Controller
Total: $1160.63
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 14:51 EST-0500)


What do you think? I am on a budget ( no more then 1,300) Do you have any advice on changing anything? where to buy from? or if you know any sales right now or coming up on black Friday! ( I am in Canada by the way)
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  1. If I read right, you are missing a CPU. Your going to need it if you want to even use the computer :lol:

    I suggest the i5 3570k
  2. Yah sorry when copying and pasting i missed it. That is exactly what I am getting
  3. ? Processor. I presume i5-3570K. You will need cooler for it, if you want to overclock. Suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo. GTX560Ti isn't bad GPU, but last generation, and getting a bit long in the tooth. Depends what you're paying for it, but current GTX660, or Radeon HD7850/70 are worth considering. You could probably get those, or even better with budget. Something like this, as core components.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.91 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.50 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.71 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Rosewill RANGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Total: $1140.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 15:14 EST-0500)

    There are obviously various alternatives. eg case
  4. Well apart from that wonderful list malbluff has posted, if you have time you should drop by Canada Computers if you live near a location. They got real nice deals on computer parts.

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/
  5. I found this deal

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32013

    129.99 after rebate! I really don't know if i could say no to that!

    Thanks for the list, I don't have time to go into detail and look at everything till later but i definitely will!
  6. Holy Cr*p that's the lowest i've seen that video card go for. Pretty sure that costs around $200-$250 most of the time!

    Edit: says it's out of stock......
  7. That is really good price. I notice it's out of stock, though, so whether you will actually get it at that price. MSI do a TwinFrozr version, that's reasonable price (and better), but nothing like $129.
    The 2GB HD7850 could be considered the first step up in modern GPU line, here's comparason<a http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=547 /a>
    Something like this.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $179.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 16:18 EST-0500)
  8. Okay so i Didn't see that it was expiring soon, and was out of stock. I am probably not going to be able to get all the stuff until christmas so i will consider the msi 7850. I also am going to get a different power supplie? any suggestions? i heard the company that makes the one i picked out is not very good. How much watts would I need?
  9. Hear is what I have picked out. What do you think, any more suggestions?


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.91 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($56.99 @ Computer Valley)
    Mouse: Logitech M510 Wireless Laser Mouse ($20.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Other: Turtle Beach Earforce z11 ($33.99)
    Other: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 ($15.99)
    Other: NZXT Sentry 2 LCD Fan Controller ($32.15)
    Total: $1235.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 19:51 EST-0500)
  10. Yes, that will all be fine. I would recommend using a different mobo. The ASRock performs well, and is good value, but is a bit "qwerky" if this is a first build. The Gigabyte I suggested is honestly worth the small additional cost. You also don't NEED an additional fan.
  11. I changed a few other things but what do you think?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.90 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.91 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Keyboard: Thermaltake KB-CHL002US Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Memory Express)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($42.99 @ Computer Valley)
    Other: Turtle Beach Earforce z11 ($33.99)
    Other: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 ($15.99)
    Other: NZXT Sentry 2 LCD Fan Controller ($32.15)
    Total: $1198.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 08:50 EST-0500)
  12. Looks very good. Only area I would have slight doubt would be RAM. I "think" that RAM has adequate clearance, to cooler, but difficult to be 100% sure, as have not seen that model "in the flesh", that's why I normally recommend full low profile; takes any guesswork "out of the equation"
  13. Alright, well thanks a million!
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