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December 19, 2012 5:57:05 AM

Hello Folks, I've decided to build my first computer and I'm wondering if it's decent. I'll be using this computer for mostly gaming / video editing, I won't be over over clocking and any suggestions would be wonderful. Thanks!



http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tcjL

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 250GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case

ower Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (

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December 19, 2012 6:07:40 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tcmB

if you're not going to OC, forget getting a 3570K + Z77 board.

if you don't mind, plenty of quality 550-650W non-modular PSU's for a lower price.

feel free to drop down to a 660, 7870, or a 7850 if you want to re-allocate your spending elsewhere, say an SSD. any of those are a better choice over the 560.
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December 19, 2012 9:12:12 AM

second that ^
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December 19, 2012 9:26:25 AM

Another +1, with the minor exception that I'd steer clear of Lite-On writers. Samsung are the only brand for optical that has never let me down (which is surprising since I've used models from Sony, Pioneer, Plextor... all of which I'd generally consider higher quality than Samsung, but all let me down).
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December 19, 2012 10:07:11 AM

Get a Caviar Blue. The scorpio is a laptop drive. Also, you want a better gpu if you are gaming.
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