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Is this a good configuration for a new pc?

I am going to build my first pc and i was wondering if this configuration its fine for a under $120dlls. please tell me what would you add/remove/change for better performance within the price range.

• CASE Rosewill LINE ATX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147163
• CASE FANS 4 Cooler Master 120mm - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103052
• HDD Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB 10000 RPM 3.5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236244&Tpk=Western%20Digital%20VelociRaptor%20WD5000HHTZ
• PSU FSP Group Aurum Gold 500W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104097
• MoBo ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295
• CPU Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
• CPU FAN Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
• RAM G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460
• GPU Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870GHz Edition 2GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
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  1. It's pretty good! Personally I would ditch the 10000 RPM HDD and go with the traditional 7200RPM HDDs. You'd save some money and 10000RPM HDDs are not that beneficial over 7200RPM ones. They don't last as long either. You could try to get a small SSD as a boot drive along with a HDD for games & storage.
  2. Get a caviar black 1TB instead. I don't like the psu. Try Corsair 500W instead. Save some money and get an extreme 4. Add a 120GB ssd. Oh also you can lose the extra fans. Just have 1 intake and 1 exhaust and you'll be good. 1866 RAM is pointless. Just get 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz.
  3. Its a good built 10000 rpm hdds are better than 7200 rpm hdds.
    ram 1866Mhz is good also.ram give speed for u so dont down grade to 1600mhz because board support above 1866mhz.
    no need extra 4 fans buy just 1 fan or 2 its enough because processor has one fan gpu has two fans psu has ome fan so its enough. and its a performance pc.
  4. This build wants above 750w psu so change that one.
  5. hytecgowthaman said:
    This build wants above 750w psu so change that one.


    Thks for your help I looked and found this one.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
    but can you tell me how do I know how much W I need?
  6. You only need a 750W if you are going to crossfire. Even then a 650 would be more than enough. I stand by my recommendation from before.
  7. wanderer11 said:
    You only need a 750W if you are going to crossfire. Even then a 650 would be more than enough. I stand by my recommendation from before.


    Thks for the tip, but i would like to know how to calculate the power i need? and about the ssd how about this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239049
  8. Well there isn't a great clearcut way to calculate it. Best thing would be look up reviews for what the gpu and cpu you want draw and about double it. 7870s don't draw 200W overclocked. A good psu will be able to provide almost all of its rated power on the +12V rail(s) so that is another thing to check. Try this ssd instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
    If you don't feel comfortable with a 500W here is a great nonmodular 620 W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096
    Here is the same thing, but modular: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
  9. wanderer11 said:
    Well there isn't a great clearcut way to calculate it. Best thing would be look up reviews for what the gpu and cpu you want draw and about double it. 7870s don't draw 200W overclocked. A good psu will be able to provide almost all of its rated power on the +12V rail(s) so that is another thing to check. Try this ssd instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
    If you don't feel comfortable with a 500W here is a great nonmodular 620 W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096
    Here is the same thing, but modular: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095


    Thks for taking the time man, those are really good options to save me some money.
  10. When you get everything figured out you should post an updated list so I can double check. I'm happy to help.
  11. Ok i think i got it what do you think.
    Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz ($214.99 @Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA (144.99 @Newegg)
    RAM: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) (49.99 @Newegg)
    Graphics Card: PowerColor PCS+ 2GBRadeon HD 7870 (Vortex II Edition) (249.99 @Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB (55.00 @Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Samsung 840 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (99.99 @Newegg)
    Mushkin Enhanced MKNSSDBRKT2535 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter bracket (7.99 @Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX (69.99 @Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W (89.99 @Newegg)
    Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (24.99 @Newegg)
    DVD : Asus 24X DVD Burner (19.99 @Newegg)
    EXTRA FAN : Cooler Master Blade Master 120mm Case Fan (9.99 @Newegg)
    StarTech 6" 4 Pin Molex to SATA Power Cable Adapter (2.88 @Newegg)


    Total: $1040.77 (whitout shipping or tax if applied)
  12. Best answer
    You case should come with the 2.5" to 3.5" stuff. Mine came with it. Your case already has 2 fans. you don't need an extra one. Why do you think you need molex to sata? That psu will have sata power plugs on it. You could save some money with an extreme 4. Try MSI, Asus, Sapphire, or Gigabyte instead of the powercooler. There's nothing wrong with what you picked, I just don't want you to waste any money.
  13. Best answer selected by Scrottum.
  14. wanderer11 said:
    You case should come with the 2.5" to 3.5" stuff. Mine came with it. Your case already has 2 fans. you don't need an extra one. Why do you think you need molex to sata? That psu will have sata power plugs on it. You could save some money with an extreme 4. Try MSI, Asus, Sapphire, or Gigabyte instead of the powercooler. There's nothing wrong with what you picked, I just don't want you to waste any money.


    Thks again, i think you are right and this msi would be better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127681
    i thought i needed the molex cable for the extra fan but i'm not gonna buy either so ok, and you are right too about the extreme 4 since i dont need the extras pci express 3.0, 2.0 slots.. also do you really think a 500w psu would do? if so could you recomend me a good one please?
  15. I really like the Seasonic PSU. You should stick with that. That MSI card looks great.
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