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Planning to purchase, seeking conformation

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December 28, 2012 10:41:46 PM

Im looking to purchase this $1,400 build. I need some review of these parts. I am not looking to change them just to make sure they are compatible,. etc. Thanks:


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December 28, 2012 10:49:17 PM

Yes it will work, but in some areas too much was spent and in others not.

I would cut down on the mobo and PSU, and sink that regained cash into a better case. Also some Aftermarket cooling unless you want to use that AS5 for the stock heatsink, which kind of defeats the point of getting quality paste.
December 28, 2012 10:57:10 PM

imo you are spending too much money on the motherboard, psu and memory. save that money and get a 7970 or a ssd. a $1400 computer with no ssd is a waste. if you are willing to buy from other places then newegg you can get a better computer for the same price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.68 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.48 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1200.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 20:04 EST-0500)
December 28, 2012 11:03:52 PM

Same I agree, you don't need a $200 motherboard. Get a cheaper motherboard & PSU and get a better case , aftermarket fans and better CPU cooling which you can then overclock your CPU. Also try get an SSD cause you'll realize the HUGE performance difference and be a sad little geek when you miss out ;)