Need sound advice on final tweeks please.

Hello all.

I have been trying for quit some time to get my system mapped out before the upcoming "november" sales and have what I hope to be close to a finish build.

I am not the best with specs, I try to learn as much as I can but being a single parent most of my time is with the kids. so any advice PLEASE throw it my way I am very open to adjsuting what ever needs to be.

That being said here goes.


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week I plan to make the final purchase on Nov24th durring the "Black Saurday" sales.

Budget Range: 1,000 to at most 1500. I want to spend as little as possible but I want a very solid system that will hold up for the next couple of years.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming system.

Are you buying a monitor: No currently have the DellST2310

Parts to Upgrade: everything.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is my current goto.

Location: - Provo, Utah, USA.

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, NVIDIA GPU (prefferable EVGA dont know why just always liked them)

Overclocking: No. I dont know enough or worry enough about it to want to spend the extra cash.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 is my current.

Additional Comments: looking to run games on par with BL2 and on.

Additional comments: my last system was a store bought and it blew up. trying the build.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor - 219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819116504

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard - 209.98 combo with Windows 7 64-bit OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813157293

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory - 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820231571

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 02G-P4-2678-KR Video Card - 389.99 (includes BorderLands2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814130787

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822148697

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147192 - 154.99 (includes Assasins Creed III)

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 With Side Panel Window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811129021 - 99.99

Power Supply:CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139010 - 144.99

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ - 34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16835103099

DVD Burner: SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB/RSBS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16827151257 - 16.99


I would love any and all input and appreciate everyones time in looking at this.
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  1. If you don't want to overclock, then there is no need for a CPU cooler, a Z77 motherboard, or an overclockable processor.

    For gaming purposes, no more than 8GB is needed.
  2. strickly for gaming purposes is there any point in me overclocking?
  3. There's a few fps, but its really up to the user. It helps more than anything on the edge of your processor becoming outdated. You can get more out of it when it is older by overclocking it.

    That being said, it should be dated like 4 years from now, so if you plan on upgrading between then and now, its not all that worth it.
  4. The Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502

    sounds like it may be a better gain and give me a little longer life to the sytem.

    I also dropped the 2133 16G ram for these

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    as for the board for the price I am not seeing a whole lot else out there performance and price wise that works as well for this chip set?
  5. Honestly strictly for gaming you are not going to see any benefit with the i7.
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