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December 15, 2012 2:16:45 AM

Hey guys, I'm planning to build a gaming pc in 2013 and I'm not sure if these are good choices for pc components. If you think it's good or I should switch a part for something else, leave a comment. Btw, I also want this system to be overclockable.

My build (Updated 12/27/12):

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K $209.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004EBUXHQ/?tag=pcpapi-20

CPU Cooler - Corsair Hydro Series H80 $89.99 *$10 mail-in rebate*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 $154.99 *$25 mail-in rebate*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 32GB $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $89.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036Q7MV0/?tag=pcpapi-20

SSHD - Seagate Momentus XT 750GB $120.35
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00691WMJG/?tag=pcpapi-20

GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2GB $394.98 *$30 mail-in rebate, $4.99 mail-in rebate*
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77327&vpn=02G-P4-3677-...

Case - Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey $95.68
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75051&vpn=FD-CA-DEF-R4...

PSU - Corsair HX650 $99.99 *$20 mail-in rebate*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS $24.98 *$4.99 Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit $89.98
http://www.outletpc.com/c5740.html?utm_source=c5740&utm...

Multimedia Reader - Rosewill RDCR-11004 $27.99
http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-5-25-Inch-Multi-In-1-Int...

Base Total: $1633.92
Mail-in Rebates: -$85.00
Shipping: $9.98
Total: $1558.90

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2012 2:26:45 AM

I like yours better but id go asus sound card, but thats just me
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2012 3:37:08 PM

That looks like a decent build, however, you could improve it a bit with an Intel i5 3570K to enable PCIe 3.0 on the motherboard.

Speaking of the motherboard, the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 is quite pricey at $239.99. You could save a fair bit of cash by using an ASRock Z77 Extreme4.

Unless you are planning to do music production or sound editing the saound card is probably unnecessary. Save a little more money there to put into a bigger SSD. SSD's are dropping in proice and it's not unreasonable to get at least 250 GB.
December 15, 2012 10:02:13 PM

JKatwyopc said:
That looks like a decent build, however, you could improve it a bit with an Intel i5 3570K to enable PCIe 3.0 on the motherboard.

Speaking of the motherboard, the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 is quite pricey at $239.99. You could save a fair bit of cash by using an ASRock Z77 Extreme4.

Unless you are planning to do music production or sound editing the sound card is probably unnecessary. Save a little more money there to put into a bigger SSD. SSD's are dropping in price and it's not unreasonable to get at least 250 GB.


The motherboard ain't bad but the only reason why I'm getting a sound card is because I want my game sound quality to sound awesome and I am planning to edit some things
a b B Homebuilt system
December 16, 2012 1:55:52 AM

The PSU is mint... And love my Sabertooth z77
December 16, 2012 6:10:39 PM

dsventimiglia said:
The PSU is mint... And love my Sabertooth z77

I changed the CPU and the Mobo last night on the list. What'cha think?
a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2012 2:32:59 AM

very nice :) 
December 19, 2012 11:03:37 PM

dsventimiglia said:
very nice :) 

Awesome
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
December 20, 2012 4:59:45 AM

Nice build... still dont know whats with that sound card. i know what you said up there ^ but still...
December 24, 2012 7:34:59 PM

camohanna said:
Nice build... still dont know whats with that sound card. i know what you said up there ^ but still...

It's also cause I'm not sure if the Dedicated is better than Integrated. Which one do you prefer?
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