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 m 0 l TheBigTroll November 18, 2012 12:31:58 AM even better SSD http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=75231&vpn=PX-128... m 0 l Related resources First computer build won't turn on! HELP!!! - Forum I need help building my first computer - Forum Looking to build my first custom computer! I need some help! - Forum First Computer Build. Need Some Help and Advice :) - Forum Help with First-Time Computer Build, Three-Monitor System - 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! m 0 l TheBigTroll November 18, 2012 1:09:25 AM the one i have in mind is not on sale. its the gigabyte z77x-ud3h m 0 l habsrule88 November 18, 2012 1:11:44 AM I found it here, http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... is this it? m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedTrying to build my first computer. Help and some advice. Forum SolvedNeed help, building a gaming computer for the first time, 1,500 dollar budget Forum SolvedI need help building my first computer Forum SolvedFirst Computer Build Help Forum SolvedFirst Computer Build - Need some help deciding on parts Forum SolvedLooking for help building first computer Forum Solvedim building my first computer and i need help! Forum SolvedLooking for help on my first computer build Forum SolvedHelp! First Computer Forum SolvedPlease help! Im a Noob at Building a computer First time Forum SolvedFirst Computer Build Help (AMD) Forum SolvedHelp Building My First Computer Forum SolvedHelp me build my first gaming desktop computer please, $1000 budget Forum SolvedFIRST GAMING SETUP (I don't have friend who knows computer, you're my only help) Forum Solvedhelp building my first gaming computer Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !