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December 11, 2012 10:46:52 PM

Hello Toms Hardware community! :hello:  This is my first ever build. The computer that I'm typing on and that I play games on is 7 - 8 years old. Its a dell and it's been running amazingly even though its outdated by 8 years, I've had absolutely no problems with it at all. Also I play games for about 30+ hours each week and my FPS is about 20-30 so I definitely need a new computer :??:  .
Hopefully my new build will be flawless and will run games at max with 60+ FPS. Anyways lets get started. My build is posted below. Let me know what you think about it and what you would change. Also let me know if everything is compatible with eachother.

You can use this link to see my build or look at the wall of text below - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/s4jW

Case:Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition $130
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache Sata 6.0GB/s $110
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $140
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive:LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM $20
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model $70
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply $130
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
NOTE: I saved $50 on this power supply! It was originally listed for $180! :pt1cable: 

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 $215
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
NOTE: Comes with Assassins Creed 3 for FREE

CPU Fan:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $35
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5 $10
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $200
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $330
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - OEM $100
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ACCESSORIES

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard $114
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAZER Goliathus Gaming Mouse Mat - Fragged Speed Edition - Omega S $15
Link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total cost is $1618.86 not including $17.37 shipping. Everything will be ordered from Newegg.com

Post below what your opinion is on the build and if I should change anything! Thanks guys. I also want to thank tomshardware for helping me out with about 90% of this build. If it wasn't for you guys, I would have absolutely no clue what I am doing. So I thank you all for that.
December 11, 2012 10:52:57 PM

Not the video card I would like to recommend, but it should all be alright. You also don't really need the Arctic Silver.

That's alot of money for a power supply as well. Do you plan on SLI?
December 11, 2012 11:02:11 PM

Deemo13 said:
Not the video card I would like to recommend, but it should all be alright. You also don't really need the Arctic Silver.

That's alot of money for a power supply as well. Do you plan on SLI?


Why wouldn't you recommend it? Its basically a GTX 660 TI but "Topped" which I think is factory overclocked. Also I thought I needed thermal paste to apply my after market cpu fan to my cpu?

As for the power supply, I know its a lot of money but I got an amazing deal on it. Like 28% off and its 80 plus gold. I might SLI in the near future but I have no plans on it at the moment.
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December 11, 2012 11:18:44 PM

I just prefer the Radeons is all. And that fan comes with thermal paste. If you want to SLI, you might need a bigger power supply.
December 11, 2012 11:30:56 PM

Deemo13 said:
I just prefer the Radeons is all. And that fan comes with thermal paste. If you want to SLI, you might need a bigger power supply.


Alright thanks man! Any other opinions?
December 11, 2012 11:33:56 PM

Ya I agree with Deemo13. I think you are over spending on the power supply. There are a good number of 750W PSU's under $100 that would be more than adequate. The only other thing I'd look at is the video card. For the money you are spending on the rig I think you could go with a GTX 670, HD 7950 or 7970.
December 11, 2012 11:50:36 PM

ajl2011shooter said:
Ya I agree with Deemo13. I think you are over spending on the power supply. There are a good number of 750W PSU's under $100 that would be more than adequate. The only other thing I'd look at is the video card. For the money you are spending on the rig I think you could go with a GTX 670, HD 7950 or 7970.


I'll look into a power supply. As for the graphics card, I'm still thinking about sticking with the one I have. The GTX 670 from what I've heard is basically the same card as the 660 ti but with a 256 bit memory interface instead of the GTX 660 ti's 192 bit memory interface. I'm not to sure of picking an AMD graphics card but I'll look into it.
December 12, 2012 12:26:31 AM

Heres some bench, basically GTX 660 ti is a bit faster than hd 7870. While, 7950 boost can compete with GTX 670. HD 7970 can compete with GTX 680. HD 7970 ghz is a tier by itself. Currently, HD 7870 is the best price/perf on the market

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/


They recommended HD 7870 in the article but for some reason didn't put it in the best value per segment chart.

Radeon cards basically gets better the higher the a.a. or resolution.



Idk the price for you region, choose whichever one you think is the best for your $
December 12, 2012 12:37:13 AM

I would also take a look at a different SSD. OCZ have been known to have issues and that price seems high for 128GB. TigerDirect has the 256GB version for 129 after $30 MIR until thursday. Check out the deals for today on the homepage here.

I also second the 7870 from a price/performance standpoint. Unless you must have an nvidia card.
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