Building a gaming computer, need advice on components!

I'm building a gaming computer and am wondering if this build will be good for gaming. My budget is 1300

Processor: i5 3570k ivy bridge
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Ram: 8gb of whatever you guys suggest!
Graphics Card: msi or evga nvidia geforce gtx 660
Hard drive:2 tb of whatever you guys suggest!
Case: Not a clue on what to get
Power supply: Corsair tx750
Cooling: No idea what to get
Dvd Burner: Not a clue either

Suggestions? Buying alot of this tonight at 12 am once the sales start so let me know asap

Thank you!
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  1. I would recommend AsRock Z77 extreme 4 over your Asus board, but:

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($135.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1218.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-25 18:39 EST-0500)
  2. Yeah I just read some pretty bad reviews about that asus motherboard. Thank you though!
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    Hey you got a nice spec list there. let me recommend some things. I second the guy making the recommendation on the Extreme4. I have it and its a great board for the money

    Graphics: Depends on the 660. me personally I like EVGA cause of their warranty service.

    If you want a Hard drive. Western Digital make good quality drives. but for for price of hdd's these days you can get a 240+ GB SSD for around the same price or a bit more.

    Cases: A case can be personal Preference. Do you want plenty of space? are looks a concern? How cool your computer components are.

    Cooling? well since you won't be overclocking too much on that board. A hyper 212+ should be fine, Unless you get a Full tower case like a Cooler Master Trooper Or Stryker. Btw the Haf X (one of the most popular Full towers of all time)

    Dvd burner?
  4. I dont care how it looks so just a large case would be good? and I'm reading bad reviews on both those motherboards any other suggestions? and do you have to get a certain type of ram depending on the motherboard?
  5. Trust me. thats the way it goes. You won't find any computer components thats been on the market for more than a year that will have bad reviews. Some people write a bad review just cause they don't like the look of the motherboard... Its rediculous. But the Extreme4 for the money is the best. If you want a little bit better the Fata1ty. from ASRock will be a better gaming board. But I guarantee if you want a "Perfect" board your looking at 300-400$.

    No you don't get RAM by the motherboards specs. You just kinda buy a Kit. I mean the most common is 1600mhz kits these days.

    And for a case the (Haf 932) would make a sweet case for the price its currently at
  6. Alright thank you for the advice! Just one more question, I want to buy that case but I dont have all the other components, the case doesnt have to be compatible with anything right? Like anything I get will be fine with this case?
  7. Motherboard is ATX. the case supports ATX, Micro-ATX (M-ATX) and stupidly "ITX".. so everything seems compatible to me
  8. Okay are most motherboards atx,and m-atx because I havent decided on the specific motherboard yet
  9. Ok. on the description of the motherboard you will see a m-ATX or a ATX. But if you get a m-ATX the motherboard will still fit just like the ATX size but the difference is... m-ATX is a smaller size motherboard so it will look funny at first. But you will see a diagram punched into the case for the motherboard layout. on where the Motherboard risers go.
  10. Alright thank you for the help!
  11. Best answer selected by dan27.
  12. Dan27 said:
    Alright thank you for the help!

    No problem. If while buying parts you feel you need further advice. Please let me know. I'm online all the time.
  13. I will definitely keep that in mind thank you again!
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