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December 18, 2012 10:19:06 PM

After weeks of research and a lot of good advice for for the fine community hear on the Tom's hardware forums (thank you all very much) I has settled on a build. Everything form Price, performance and aesthetics went into my choice of parts. But as this will be my first build i would be very appreciative if you all would weigh in one last time before i put down my hard earned money. Is this build a go or no go?

PCPartsPicker.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sTb8

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December 18, 2012 10:24:44 PM

Looks good to me. If you're interested in saving a few dollars, you could switch out the CPU cooler for the Hyper 212 Evo. It's a high performer.

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 18, 2012 10:51:13 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair CAFA70 61.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series GTX 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1147.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 19:56 EST-0500)

That would be my recommendations. I don't like a few more things but those are simply preference related so I kept original case/optical drive/processor.

Upgraded SSD, HDD, MOB, GPU, SNK
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December 19, 2012 12:08:06 AM

Your build looks good. Purchase another 8GB of RAM because its so cheap
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December 29, 2012 2:57:09 AM

Best answer selected by Fenring.
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