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Is this gaming build good ? budget $1200

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November 27, 2012 5:12:25 AM

Hey guys im new here, i wanna ask does this build good for a budget of $1200.

CPU :INTEL CORE I5 3570

MOTHERBOARD :GIGABYTE Z77M-D3H

RAM :CORSAIR VENGEANCE (2X4GB)

GPU :MSI GTX670

HDD :WESTERN DIGITAL BLUE 500GB 7200RPM SATA III

SDD :MUSHKIN CHRONOS (60GB)

OPTICAL DRIVE :LG DVD-RW 22X SATA

PSU :SEASONIC S BRONZE (620W)

Heatsink :Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

CASE :COOLER MASTER STORM ENFORCER

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November 27, 2012 5:32:01 AM

CPU has a locked multiplier, and the motherboard is for OC.
If you plan on overclocking, get the i5-3570K. If not, get the i5-3450 or 3470 instead with a matching H77 motherboard.

Your case is big, there's no need for a microATX board, get the Z77-D3H instead.

Make sure to get the low profile version of the Corsair Vengeance RAM. Other alternatives would be G.Skill Ares or Sniper.

670 is a great card. If you want more performance for the money, get a 7970 instead. It's at the same price point as the 670 but it's more powerful.

Pretty sure the price difference between the 500gb and 1TB Caviar Blue is small, get the 1TB instead.

PSU is a bit overkill, you'll only need 500-550w for a single GPU system.

SSD is too small, the OS itself will take more than half the total capacity, and you'll be left with little to nothing. 128gb is the sweet spot for SSDs.

Would do something like this - This is OC and SLI/Crossfire ready.

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 ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $1122.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 02:38 EST-0500)
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November 27, 2012 6:44:18 AM

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