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December 16, 2012 5:05:00 PM

Hey everybody, :hello: 
I am trying to build my first computer, as my previous computer is a 7 year old HP with an E6300 core 2 duo, 2 gb ram and using intel GMA 950 graphics card. I was just wondering with a budget of 1200 including taxes and shipping I have devised a build that includes: *dont really care for over clocking


MOTHERBOARD: Asus P8Z77-V LK Socket 1155 Intel Z77 Chipset
- Dual Channel DDR3 2400(O.C.) MHz, 3x PCI-Express x16
- GLAN, 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2x SATA 6.0Gb/s, 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
- DVI/DisplayPort/HDMI, ATX - 124.99$

RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMMs w/XMP - $39.99

VIDEO CARD: ASUS (GTX660-DC2O-2GD5) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 - 199.99$

PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Socket LGA1155, 3.4Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm (Retail Boxed) Gen3 (BX806237I53570K) - $229.99

HDD: WD Blue (WD10EZEX) 1TB SATA3 6GB/s 7200RPM 64MB Cache (OEM) - $69.99
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive (SSD), Read: 555Mb/s Write: 510MB/s (SH103S3/120G) - $114.99


Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80Plus Bronze Certified Modular Power Supply (RS620-SPM2E3-US) - 79.99
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 720W 80Plus Bronze Certified Modular Power Supply (RS720-SPM2D3-US) - 99.99

FAN: No clue what to get for cooling

Do you guys have any suggestions or comments on this build. I'm a casual gamer, but would like to play most games on high to ultra ( if thats possible) Generally want to play AC3, dishonoured, (games with graphics like crysis or crysis 2) etc. :D  :wahoo: 

Thank you for your time and consideration

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December 16, 2012 5:11:44 PM

By the way everything is from :D  (Sorry for the bump)

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 16, 2012 6:13:19 PM

Your build looks fine. Because RAM is so cheap buy 8GB more to get t 16GB. Also, if you plan to overclock get a 3rd party cooler like this or just use the stock fan if you do not want to overclock, it will work fine:

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 $29

Choose the 2nd linked PSU

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 16, 2012 6:47:49 PM

No point in getting 16GB of ram if its just for a gaming computer.. Use the extra money to get a better graphics card. If you wouldnt mind overclocking a graphics card to save on some money, get a HD 7950 Vapor-X. Its superior cooling allows it to be easily overclocked. If you want to save some more money, get a HAF 912 or an Antec 300 case. The Hyper 212 is a very good aftermarket cooler.

This is a decent power supply. Its on sale too.

For the HDD, try to get WD blue.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 16, 2012 8:34:32 PM

It is so cheap get the extra RAM you will appreciate it.
January 18, 2013 11:05:30 PM

Thanks you guys I ended up with pretty different specs but more or less the same,
case: corsair c70 Military Green
RAM: Patriot 1600 crimson red 8GB (4gb x 2)
motherboard: Asrock Extreme4
HDD: Seagate 2tb 7200rpm (I know its not supposed to be the greatest but it was well priced had decent reviews)
SDD: Intel 520 120GB
GPU: Gigabyte 660ti OC 2gb
CPU: Intel 3570K
PSU: XFX 750W semi-mod 80bronze
January 18, 2013 11:05:43 PM

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