I'm going to build a new computer after Christmas with a focus on gaming. I'm upgrading from an Asus G73-SW laptop. I have a budget of about 1300$ (somewhat flexible). I was wondering if this is a good start in terms of parts. I don't need an OS, optical drive or PSU. As well I really like the NZXT switch case All opinions and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Motherboard: Asus Maximus Gene V Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Boot Drive: SanDisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Video Card: Gigabyte GTX670 OC 2GB Windforce x3 Case: NZXT Switch 810
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Are you gonna be overclocking? Do you need OS? Any other intensive usage apart from gaming?
Switch 810 - excellent choice. One of the best out there right now. However I'm not crazy about the motherboard choice. No reason to purchase a motherboard that small for a case that big though. That doesn't make a whole lot of sense.