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December 28, 2012 6:09:13 AM

Hello, I am going to be building a new PC and i was wondering if these parts here are good. I am building it for gaming but I want to keep it on the cheap side, under 1,000$. Any suggestions for better parts and whatnot are appreciated. Thanks


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K ($215)

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel 7 Series ($145)

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (DDR3 1333 Mhz) ($35)

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB ($220)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB ($50)
I was also looking for a 1TB hardrive, could someone link me a good one if possible.

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower ($60) OR Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ($45)

Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 Watts ($65)

DVD Burner: Lite-On Internal DVD Writer ($18)

Overall price is about $808(USD)

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December 28, 2012 6:22:20 AM

1. If you are planning to overclock, might as well add a cooler, a hyper 212 will do. If not, then drop the k on the cpu and change the board to h77.
2. I would find a ram with 1600 Mhz and maybe a dual ram (2sticks of 4).
3. If you won't get an ssd, might as well upgrade the Hard drive to caviar black if you have budget.
4. Any of the case will do, but if you'll give me a choice, ill go with the HAF.
5. For the PSU, check this out, http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/..., you'll see that modxstream is on tier 3 because of temp I suppose. If you can get a better PSU, a Seasonic or Corsair, better change it.
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January 7, 2013 1:29:19 AM

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