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November 29, 2012 1:08:05 AM

Since it's my first time building my own computer, I hope you guys could tell me whether the part is good or not and if I'm missing anything I need or have something extra (assume i have nothing now except headphones.)

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007G51VEQ/?tag=pcpapi-20

RAM: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
http://www.outletpc.com/yc9414.html?utm_source=yc9414&u...

Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
http://www.microcenter.com/product/387745/Vertex_4_VTX4...(SSD)_with_Indilinx_Everest_2_Controller

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58348&vpn=01G-P3-1563-...

Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=SC-XONARDX&c=C...

Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/newegg/corsair-power-supply-...

Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V
http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/newegg/corsair-power-supply-...

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/superbiiz/lite-on-optical-dr...

Moniter: Asus VH232H 23.0"

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit)

Keyboard: Logitech K750 Wireless Slim Keyboard

Mouse: Microsoft PL2 Wedge Touch Mouse Bluetooth Wireless Touchpad

Network Interface Card:Intel PWLA8391GT Desktop Adapter PRO/1000 GT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45 - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(So I have wifi, so is this not needed?)

Speakers: Logitech Z623
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-980-000402-Speaker-Syste...

Thanks~

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November 29, 2012 1:24:11 AM

Also, i would like to buy it as soon as i get some productive feedback and make sure my parts are good. My budget is under $2000 total. It is currently $1814. I would use it for a computer major (in high school, still haven't decided yet, maybe programming/data analysis), gaming, video streaming, internet surfing, and other general purposes. I am in CA, USA. I prefer NZXT for the case and Intel CPU, but, other than that, I would like the best part for a decent price, not straying too far from the current price.
November 29, 2012 1:25:10 AM

The motherboard already comes with wireless and wired networking built in, so you can drop the additional network card.

Also, motherboards all come with very good sound cards built in. Unless you have a specific requirement (like studio sound recording) you won't need an add on sound card. So drop that, too.

The rest of the parts are very good and good quality.

Are you planning on gaming? If so, which games and what quality settings are you expecting. The 650 Ti is a good, but toward the lower end of the gamer card spectrum in terms of horsepower.
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November 29, 2012 1:30:40 AM

Thanks for the info. To be honest, I don't really know yet because high school is really important and I'm mostly focusing on my studies. (I did this in my minimal spare time.) Maybe I'll run Assassin's Creed, Portal, Call of Duty, Final Fantasy, and stuff like that. I would expect good quality, like close to no lag, fast response, a high fps, and a very clear view.
November 29, 2012 1:49:52 AM

Well since we saved $100 to get rid of the sound and network cards, let's add that to the budget and upgrade your 650 Ti to a Radeon 7870. If you prever Nvidia, the comparable Nvidia is the GTX 660 Ti, but it is a bit more expensive for similar performance.

You may find that the Intel I5-3570K is just as fast for your intended purposes. That would free up another $100 or so and you could jump to a GTX 670 or Radeon 7950, which are up there near the top for graphics performance.
November 29, 2012 3:45:35 AM

Looks great. You could probably get away with a much cheaper motherboard, but if you have the money that ASUS is one of the best.

November 30, 2012 1:45:19 AM

What about the hard drive? Is there another hard drive around $100 or less you would recommend?
November 30, 2012 2:21:07 AM

Also, is the ram good?
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