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Want Advice on first gaming build

After some research I pick out the parts I think would be good for my first gaming build. I posted this to get advice on how I could improve my build(Things I should add or get instead) . I'm new to this so I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing. I normally play games like Garry's Mod, Chivalry Medieval Warfare, and BF3. My budget is $1000, yet I would like to make it as cheap as possible, but still powerful enough to play games.

Should I pay the extra money for a full case or is a mid-tower good enough to fit all the parts? And do I need to buy cables for the HDD and DVD drive or do they come with them?

Here is my list:


Case - COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119256

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Heat-sink - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

PSU - CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

RAM- G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231587

HDD - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

CD/DVD - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Graphics card - ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425

OS- Already have a windows 7 home premium 64 bit CD
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  1. Its not a bad first attempt

    Very similar priced case you might check out
    Antec ONE


    The 560TI is an older generation graphics card . You get better performance from a radeon 7850

    and you can save a lot on the power supply .
    especially if you upgrade to the 7850 which uses less power .
    You'd need a 500 watt psu ,
  2. Thanks your advice help.
  3. Best answer
    Nice build, but it will be well balanced if you go with 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 ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1029.75
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 23:31 EST-0500)
  4. My build has larger PSU for upgrades and a silent case.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uLcC
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uLcC/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uLcC/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.93 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($100.49 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1009.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 00:42 EST-0500)
  5. Thank you all for the advice. After I get my paycheck, I can buy the parts and build my computer. I'm going to college soon and won't be able to afford next-gen consoles. So now I can switch from console gaming to PC gaming.
  6. Best answer selected by Talia al Ghul.
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