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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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  1. By the way everything is from :D (Sorry for the bump)
  2. Best answer
    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

    Here are some videos to help you build:
  3. 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.
  4. It is so cheap get the extra RAM you will appreciate it.
  5. 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
  6. Best answer selected by ramanr.
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