Rate/Edit my build or make it better!

I want to stay under $1500 and go lower than I already have now. I want the GPU to be able to play BF3 at good settings at 1080p and I want it to be powerful enough to video encode somewhat fast.

My build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oQYe
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  1. Here's a few options to look at. Also you might want to hold off on the sound card until you hear the on board sound.


    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Black-Computer-CC-9011011-WW/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1353613946&sr=1-2 $74.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R Mid Tower Computer Case (CC-9011011-WW)

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Bronze-Certified-Supply/dp/B008RJZQSW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353613616&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+cx+750 $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_z $28.88 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-GV-N66TWF2-2GD/dp/B008XGTRAM/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353613238&sr=1-2&keywords=gigabyte+gtx+660+ti $279.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $259.99
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 DVI x 2/HDMI/Display Port SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N66TWF2-2GD

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_sim_e_3 $91.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VS238H-P-23-Inch-Full-HD-Monitor/dp/B005BZNEVQ/ref=pd_cp_pc_3 $139.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $119.99
    Asus VS238H-P 23-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-sata_6_0_gb-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TD120BW/dp/B009NHAF06/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353622807&sr=1-7&keywords=sandisk+128+gb+ssd $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung Electronics Samsung 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 120 sata_6_0_gb 2.5-Inch MZ-7TD120BW


    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-System-Builder-DVD-64-Bit/dp/B0094NY3R0/ref=sr_1_2?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1353619472&sr=1-2&keywords=windows+8 $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 8 System Builder DVD 64-Bit

    *** Add a start menu to Windows 8 with either of these....

    http://windows8startbutton.com/

    http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/
  2. So whats the difference between windows 8 and 7 and is there anyway to get the start other than those sites
  3. Anonymous said:
    So whats the difference between windows 8 and 7 and is there anyway to get the start other than those sites

    For some stupid reason MS disabled the start menu button on Window 8 after the beta. Most likely it will be back with the first Service Pack update.


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-8-benchmark-performance,3317.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-8-dvd-playback-app-compatibility,3341.html
  4. There are lots of ways, and it comes down to personal preference.

    Here are a few things about the build that stand out to me:

    Get a Hyper 212 EVO instead of the Noctua - the performance difference is minor.

    With BF3, Photoshop, and 20 tabs open, I don't use more than 6GB of ram. 8 will be plenty for you.

    A sound card that cheap won't hardly be an improvement over the onboard sound.

    Do you really, REALLY need the wireless components? Because you could either get them the same quality but miles cheaper, or way way better quality for the same price.
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