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I will build my computer shortly and i have most of my parts selected but i want to be sure that i chose good parts according to my budget. Let's say that i have a 1200$ budget before taxes (prices shown here are from my informatic store where i buy my parts.

Main computer :

Motherboard : Asus P8Z77-V LX - 135$
Processor : Intel Core i5 3570k - 217$
RAM : G.SKILL RIPJAWS 1600MHZ DDR3 8GB KIT CL9 - 39$
Power supply : Corsair CX600 - 79$
Video card : MSi GeForce GTX 670 - 399$
SSD : A-Data Premier Pro SP900 SATA3 128GB - 109$
HDD : 1TB Seagate - 20$
Case : Nzxt Phantom 410 Black or White - 125$
CPU Cooler : Antec Kuhler H20 620 - 70
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TOTAL : 1193$

I'll get a hard drive from a friend and he sell it for 20$.


First i want to know if the parts chosen are good for a 1200$ build ?

And 2, i want to know what should i put more money on if i have more money ? Let's say 500$ more. What should i get more ? I want a futureproof pc with a great graphic card, sli and xfire possibility, enough power to make run some cold cathodes in the case etc ... Thanks for your advices :P

This is the site where i take my parts : http://www.microbytes.com

If you could choose pieces from there instead of newegg or amazon, that would be f*cking awesome :DD

Forgot to mention that it will be a gaming pc
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    First i want to know if the parts chosen are good for a 1200$ build ?


    For starters I'd ditch the Antec Kuhler - closed water blocks are pretty pointless when strong air fans will give you the exact same results. That SSD is OK, and I'd get a stronger power supply. The Corsair CX600 works great on some builds but others - especially one using a 3570K and a 7870 - would require something with a stronger voltage output.

    I'd try something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
    Total: $1220.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 00:57 EST-0500)
  2. I'm pretty sure those prices already have tax included.

    Get this SSD instead.
    http://www.microbytes.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_19_164&products_id=38090&osCsid=35e6bb767bb4b14109ad8496007bee2b

    Okay, the stuff there are really overpriced especially the video cards. We're talking about $50~ here. Are you sure you don't wanna buy from other stores?
  3. This is pretty much the only store in my area (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and others stores like bestbuy or futureshop don't have that kind of hardware

    I'm only 15 so i can't really have a credit card but as soon as i can i'll get one to buy from newegg

    Also, if i put together a 1500$ build, would you still consider using air even at +4.5Ghz overclock ? If i take a 1500$ build, i would use a 3770k instead of a 3570k for video editing, photoshop and stuff like that and i would be really pissed off not being able to go 4Ghz because of a air cooler

    That's why i went on watercooling at the beginning, because i love ocing and i couldnt achieve those badass overclock with a simple 212 evo

    I don't why, and it's not a "bad" thing, but if i ask for advices or things like that, people always build a comp for me, why ? my motherboard choice is over and i will not change it, case either ..... anyway

    Oh yeah and for the information, no the taxes are not included in the price .... i guess it's to pay the "shipping"
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    Also, if i put together a 1500$ build, would you still consider using air even at +4.5Ghz overclock ? If i take a 1500$ build, i would use a 3770k instead of a 3570k for video editing, photoshop and stuff like that and i would be really pissed off not being able to go 4Ghz because of a air cooler


    Any solid air fan like a Noctua U9B will achieve a solid overclock at 4.2 - 4.4GHz. The closed liquid coolers will give you the exact same results - so you're paying more for no gain essentially.

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    I don't why, and it's not a "bad" thing, but if i ask for advices or things like that, people always build a comp for me, why ? my motherboard choice is over and i will not change it, case either ..... anyway


    The Asrock and the Asus are essentially the same - they're both pretty solid boards.
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