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November 24, 2012 2:47:54 PM

Hey guys would like to know what you think about the computer i am building. Please help me with whatever you can.

uses = Gaming, movies, streaming, bit of editing .

Let me know what you think and what i can possibly change to either save me money without hurting performance or add a bit of money and help performance. :) 

CASE = $109.99

COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CPU = $219.99

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

CPU COOL = $29.99

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/FM2/AM3+

GPU = $349.99

GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

HDD = $79.99

Western Digital WD Green WD10EZRX 1TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

STORAGE = $159.99

OCZ Technology 256GB Vertex 4 Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) With Industry's Highest 120K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty - VTX4-25SAT3-256G

MOBO = $104.99

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM = $37.99

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB


SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

MONITOR = $192.69

Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor

TOTAL = $1,400
can be a little flexible with price if itll help performance. Any help greatly appreciated

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November 24, 2012 4:12:30 PM

would a burned copy of windows 7 be good.

thanks for the help man
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November 28, 2012 3:07:03 PM

If your not going to overclock drop the CPU cooler; the stock one will be fine.

I would go with an AMD GPU for the free games, 7950 or 7970 would be good.

What the previous guy said about the green drive is correct, they are no good

I just bought 3 of those asus monitors, they are amazing. :D 
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November 28, 2012 3:55:56 PM

Here, try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.95 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1358.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-28 12:40 EST-0500)

I tried re-ordering everything using this site to help keep things simple.

As for your parts, I have a few other suggestions if you're willing to give 'em a try. The GPU you picked out is currently on sale at NCIX (not newegg) for $350. If you want, you can switch this out for a similarly priced HD 7970. It typically outperforms the gtx 670 in most games. You may be able to get some free games depending on the vendor you buy from.

I picked the Antec 1100 for a case. You're more than welcome to switch it out for the original case you chose. The Antec 1100 has more mounts for fans and a ton of room behind the motherboard tray to store excess cables. This case is also filled with rubber grommets to help assist with cable management. It even comes with front panel USB 3.0. I believe this is one of the best bang for the buck cases out there.

I switched out a couple of other parts. I noticed you stated the price next to the part, but when I clicked on the link, the price had changed for the worse. In other words, if you were to go with all the original parts you had chosen before, you're gonna be paying in excess of $1400.

One more thing, if you do not plan on doing SLI/Crossfire in the future, you do not need a 750w 80+ gold PSU. It's overkill. A 750w 80+ bronze PSU will more than get the job done, but only if you plan on doing SLI/Crossfire. If not, then a 500w PSU would be just right.

If you want recommendations, here ya go...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified:

XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V

If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask. I hope this helps; good luck!