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November 19, 2012 11:23:54 PM

Hi Everyone,


This is my first pc build and I am looking for some suggestions. I would like to be able to play any game I throw at this thing, but do not need them to run at ultra high settings, simply standard setting should be fine. I've been playing around with different configurations, trying to keep the price around $1000. I would greatly appreciate some feedback on this build. Please let me know if anything needs to be upgraded and if there are any areas I can cut back on to save some funds without compromising performance.

*BASE_PRICE: [+709]
•BLUETOOTH: None
•CAS: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Gaming Case [+33]
•CASUPGRADE: None
•CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
•CD2: None
•COOLANT: Standard Coolant
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+150]
•CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
•ENGRAVING: None
•FA_HDD: None
•FAN: Asetek 550LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Advanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) [+18] (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+9])
•FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
•FREEBIE_CS: None
•FREEBIE_MB: GIGABYTE GC-WB300D Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi PCIe Expansion Card [+0]
•FREEBIE_VC: None
•FREEBIE_VC2: None
•GLASSES: None
•HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+0] (Single Drive)
•HDD2: None
•IEEE_CARD: None
•IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
•KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
•MB_SRT: None
•MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory [+0] (Corsair Vengeance [Free upgrade from 1600MHz Major Brand])
•MONITOR: None
•MONITOR2: None
•MONITOR3: None
•MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified) [+17]
•MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
•NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
•OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+0] (64-bit Edition)
•OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
•POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series CX600 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply [+33]
•RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
•SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•SPEAKERS: None
•TEMP: None
•TUNING: None
•TVRC: None
•USB: None
•USBFLASH: None
•USBHD: None
•USBX: None
•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+122] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
•VIDEO2: None
•VIDEO3: None
•WNC: None
•_PRICE: (+1110)

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November 19, 2012 11:43:43 PM

could you list the parts in a more easy to read list?
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November 19, 2012 11:56:11 PM

You don't need a Core i7 for gaming. Get a Core i5-3570k.
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November 20, 2012 1:35:33 AM

Sorry, did not mean to have it in a difficult to read format. Here are the main components:
-Intel® Core™ i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Processor
-GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI
-8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory
-2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
-NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card
-Asetek 550LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan
-Windows 7 64 bit home premium OS

So from what I have just read the i5-3570k will do just fine for gaming without any noticeable performance increase over the i7. Any other notable changes to make?
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November 20, 2012 11:11:31 AM

Looks pretty good. Would play most current games at 1080p ultra.
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November 30, 2012 12:57:27 AM

Best answer selected by stealth22.
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