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Comment on this build please (gaming PC)

Last response: in Systems
December 25, 2012 1:50:03 AM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($118.24 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($138.64 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.25 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $936.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-24 22:44 EST-0500)

The computer will be for gaming, programming, and everyday/school use. This will be my first time building and I don't know much (or anything) about hardware so I'm hoping you can give me some advice.

I'm also thinking about adding in a $30 cooler, like this one. My budget is $900; the reason I'm allowing this to be over my budget is because I hope to get some deals out of boxing day.

Thanks in advance.

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December 25, 2012 2:03:42 AM

perfect :D 

your PSU price is suspicious, at 90 price point you should have silver certified options, not bronze
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December 25, 2012 2:04:55 PM

Looks like it may have been mislabeled.
It says gold here: (from newegg)

Thanks for the help. I'll post again if I have more questions before I finalize the build.
December 25, 2012 2:42:04 PM

I was told that the XFX Core Edition PRO550W is not modular while the Corsair one is.
December 25, 2012 5:01:18 PM

I suspected you might be looking for a modular PSU. It's true that the XFX isn't modular. I was just trying to save you money if you didn't have preference on modular cabling.
December 26, 2012 2:06:23 AM

Also, will any ~$30 cooler do?