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December 3, 2012 5:14:39 PM

hey guys I've never built a pc before but these are the components im thinking of at the moment
CPU

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler for All Intel/AMD CPU's

Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Corsair 16GB 1600MHz CL10 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Kit

Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Asus AMD Radeon HD 7970 Matrix Platinum Graphics Card

Case-Corsair Obsidian Series 650D

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V

Asus Blu-ray Writer Drive

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Im also thinking of getting This monitor: Asus VE248H 24" LCD Monitor VE248H

is there any way i can make this better without making it more expensive or if i've gone a bit over the top

also any suggestion for cool gadgets to go with all of this would be nice
Thanks

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December 3, 2012 5:28:42 PM

if i can ask what will u be doing on this pc cause the 3770k is to much for gaming and so is the gtx 690 if all ur going to do is 1 screen i can see that maybe with 3 monitors
December 3, 2012 5:36:27 PM

I'm going off the fact that this is probably a gaming PC, so try this build instead. You can get cheaper cases that are actually better in terms of cooling, but cases are personal preference, so I kept the one that you picked.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($236.64 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($110.43 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1589.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 14:35 EST-0500)

The PSU, is much larger than what you would need like this, but if you ever decide to add another 7970 and overclock both of them, and the CPU, you would have enough.
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December 3, 2012 5:42:52 PM

What is this build for?
December 3, 2012 6:06:29 PM

probably primarily gaming but im getting the idea that the processor may be over the top and so is the graphics card
December 3, 2012 6:22:01 PM

thanks man what would you recommend for a cheaper and better case?
December 3, 2012 6:59:02 PM

The Thor V2 is a well-reviewed full tower if you are stuck on huge.

If you don't mind a large mid tower I like my 500R :) 
December 3, 2012 7:40:43 PM

Can't ever go wrong with a Phantom either.
December 3, 2012 7:41:46 PM

Deemo13 said:
Can't ever go wrong with a Phantom either.

Very true
December 4, 2012 6:00:01 AM

I've been looking at the corsair obsidian 650D but i dont know if it will fit all of these components?
December 4, 2012 12:24:52 PM

It would fit everything, but why would you spend so much on a mid tower? They make full towers that start around $100, and you can some really nice full towers any in between $100 and $200.
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