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My parts list for my first build

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December 9, 2012 5:24:10 AM

So here is my parts list for my first build. I would greatly appreciate any feedback concerning comparability, performance for the money, quality of the parts etc. I am very much open to any suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

CPU
Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.99 Amazon

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 Amazon

Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $129.99 Amazon

Memory
Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.98 Outlet PC


Storage
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 NCIX US


Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $79.99 Newegg


Video Card
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $307.55 Newegg


Case Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 -$11.24 $63.75 Newegg 15% off

Power Supply
Raidmax 730W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $58.99 SuperBiiz

Optical Drive
Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer $25.97Newegg



Base Total: $1106.88
Promo Discounts: -$11.24
Shipping: $14.54
Total: $1110.18

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 9, 2012 5:31:04 AM

What are you using this system for? A few things:

The power supply is of terrible quality. Swap it for a nicer XFX, Antec, Corsair, or Seasonic.

Also, you can get a better priced DVD writer than that.
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December 9, 2012 5:34:24 AM

I will be using it for gaming for the most part.
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December 9, 2012 6:05:05 AM

So do you think these would be better choices?

Power Supply
XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $79.99 Amazon

Optical Drive
Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.89
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 9, 2012 7:39:49 PM

Yea, I would also go for the 3570K for a gaming build.
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December 9, 2012 11:13:15 PM

Ill go with the i5-3570k then. I thank you both for the advice!
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