Help rate and optimize my build for some love!

Simply rate my build from 1-10 on how it would do gaming, recording, etc. Also small tweaks and such would be greatly appricated!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/phOb

The case is a Rosewill Thor V2 that I picked up today for $90, so the case is excluded.
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  1. gaming- 8/10
    recording -9/10
    overall- 8/10
    if you could maybe get a fx 8120 for a little bit of a boost and you may also want to get a good cooler such as a cooler master 212 evo or just a cheap arctic cooler
  2. -crap power supply
    -intel performs better at games
    -cheaper ram
    -cheaper video card
    -cheaper monitor

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/po72
  3. hugh117 said:
    gaming- 8/10
    recording -9/10
    overall- 8/10
    if you could maybe get a fx 8120 for a little bit of a boost and you may also want to get a good cooler such as a cooler master 212 evo or just a cheap arctic cooler



    Thanks! But isn't the FX-8120 better for running things like VMs? I'm not completely sure but a few people say it's better for that then gaming. I also forgt to mention a aftermarket cooler will be installed maybe a week or two after the initial build.
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Samsung S22B150N 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.13 @ Amazon)
    Total: $712.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-25 10:50 EST-0500)

    No need for coolers if you don't plan to overclock.

    This is better.
  5. fx for gaming is a joke. but fx for work is decent. and if you are going to do more work than games, id rather get a fx 8320 over a i5
  6. TheBigTroll said:
    -crap power supply
    -intel performs better at games
    -cheaper ram
    -cheaper video card
    -cheaper monitor

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/po72


    Friend owns the same PSU and says its fine.
    Opinion? But I do prefer intel > AMD. But this is a budget/performance build.
    Low profile heatsink >
    Gigabyte > Sapphire and reviews say the extra money is well worth.

    I would consider the i5 but I'm not to sure about a micro board in a full tower.
  7. its fine but not the best. the xfx is a lot better. made by seasonic = pretty much the king of power supplies

    it does perform better. just no overclocking. plus uses half the power of a amd chip and performs better at stock clocks

    the intel stock is lower profile

    sapphire is a better manufacturer. you got them mixed up.
  8. you can get a micro tower
  9. TheBigTroll said:
    you can get a micro tower


    My Thor V2 is coming in this Tuesday.

    I will get that PSU is cheaper and you're right.

    I'd love an i5 but I'd want a better mobo (and one that'd fit in my case with out wire-length problems(Thor V2))

    I was talking about the heatsink on the RAM. I'll be getting a aftermarket cooler for the CPU anyway.

    From reading reviews, people had more problem with the sapphire version of the card over the gigabyte. But if the Sapphire stays on sale, I might as well.

    And @cute beans, is the Asus version of the card really worthy the extra money...?
  10. the wire problem only comes from the power supply, not the motherboard

    you can get a gigabyte z77x-d3h if you want for the motherboard

    the heatsinks are pretty low

    not really. i buy the one that is most acceptable in pricing. if the asus is not 229.99 after MIR, i wouldnt get it
  11. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pq4X

    Besides the Drive which can't be shipped, better?
  12. there
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pspq

    price match the hard drive at us.ncix to save on shipping
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