My first gaming rig, what do you think?

Hello,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.45 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($152.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.19 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1104.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 06:20 EST-0500)


Any ideas?
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  1. No HDD?

    Coolermaster PSU is a no, would swap that out for a better unit.
    Corsair Enthusiast 650W, 80+ Bronze. $90 ($20 rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Get an AsRock Z77 Extreme4. All the same features of that board (with two more SATAIII ports) for less.
    AsRock Z77 Extreme4. $135
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020
  2. I agree with everything manofchalk said. I have the extreme 4 and it works well. If you live by Microcenter they give you $50 off a z77 mobo with a 3570k.
  3. manofchalk said:
    No HDD?

    Coolermaster PSU is a no, would swap that out for a better unit.
    Corsair Enthusiast 650W, 80+ Bronze. $90 ($20 rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Get an AsRock Z77 Extreme4. All the same features of that board (with two more SATAIII ports) for less.
    AsRock Z77 Extreme4. $135
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020


    The Asrock is soldout, thanks for the remark about the PSU :)
  4. Oops, linked to the Corsair twice. I guess you found it well enough if you know its out of stock.
    Other good options are the ASUS P8Z77-V LK, Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H. Though all these boards seem to have risen a bit since Black Friday, above pre-sale prices.
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