First computer help! Tags: New Build Systems Last response: November 18, 2012 1:30 AM in Systems Share habsrule88 November 18, 2012 12:21:34 AM I started a thread before and got some help now I want some final thoughts on my picks. Any ideas to make it cheaper? Any changes you personally would make that still keep it under $1300 including accessories. 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 21:22 EST-0500) More about : computer TheBigTroll November 18, 2012 12:31:52 AM -skip the extreme4. terrible value in canada -patriot intel extreem masters ram is cheaper and better at ncix -seagate barracuda 1tb 64mb is better and cheaper -get a 128gb SSD. 64gb is way too small. id suggest a samsung 830 -7870 is 10 bucks more http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=69828&vpn=FX787A... -better case http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=61928&vpn=CC%2D9... -cheaper monitor. lower screen size but same resolution=sharper image http://ncix.com/products/?sku=56380&promoid=1209 -overpriced keyboard. pick this one up http://ncix.com/products/?sku=75700&vpn=G80-3800LXBEU-2... -get a wired mouse. wireless non-gaming mice tend to have a good bit of lag -better headsets out there like the corsair vengeance 1300 -skip the extra fan and fan controller. you dont need it TheBigTroll November 18, 2012 12:31:58 AM even better SSD http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=75231&vpn=PX-128... Related resources First time computer build *need help * - Forum My official " help me build my first computer !" thread - Forum Help me please first time attempting to build a computer - Forum First Gaming Computer ! Need Help ! - Forum Help me build a gaming computer for around $8-900. ( First timer) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer habsrule88 November 18, 2012 1:00:17 AM Thanks for the advice. Do you have any suggestions on a different motherboard? thanks again! TheBigTroll November 18, 2012 1:09:25 AM the one i have in mind is not on sale. its the gigabyte z77x-ud3h habsrule88 November 18, 2012 1:11:44 AM I found it here, http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... is this it? TheBigTroll November 18, 2012 1:30:04 AM yeah but you cant price match it at ncix. especially the gift card shipping at newegg costs 12 bucks. not worth it Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst computer , build check please help :( ForumFirst computer , build check please help :( ForumPlease help me pick parts for my first custom computer ForumBuilding First Computer (Need Help With Parts) ForumBuilding First Gaming computer . Need help . ForumFirst Computer Build Help . Core i5-3570, GTX670. ForumFirst Computer Build (23rd Draft) Help ?? ForumIm trying to Build my first Computer looking for help !! ForumFirst time building a computer HELP !!! ForumHelp with first computer ForumNeed help building first computer !!? Forum[Build Help ] First time building a computer , need advice on parts etc. ForumBuilding my first gaming computer ( Help !) ForumFirst Time Choosing, Buying And Building Computer Parts Need Help ! ForumFirst Home Built Computer , Freezing randomly! Please help ! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !