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Pulling the trigger tomorrow. Any advice on this Gaming Build?

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December 29, 2012 2:51:26 AM

Greetings Tom's Gurus!

First the Build:

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: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($198.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1643.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 23:45 EST-0500)

There are a couple of changes to note due to my inability to find stuff on PCPartPicker:

Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ZOB9MM/ref=ox_sc_a... This is the updated version of the one above with USB 3.0 on the front.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For whatever reason the one on PCPartPicker doesn't say that its 80 Plus Gold and 129.99

Side Notes: While I can get my SSD cheaper on Amazon there is a gift code on Newegg for the the same savings so its moot. I'm also getting my CPU Cooler from Amazon, its $5 cheaper.

Final Price with Taxes and Shipping: 1646.93

Purpose: Gaming

Budget: $1500-$1800, though would prefer to stay around where I am.

I have my peripherals and monitor as well as an OS License.

As mentioned, everything is from Newegg except Cooler and Case which are from Amazon.

Currently living in Central New York State.

I'm upgrading from an old Sager Laptop that is just too outdated.

I'm looking for major problems, bottlenecks, or bad parts that you all may have spotted as well as any advice you would like to offer.

Thanks!
December 29, 2012 4:39:42 AM

I do not see anything that stands out. All are good parts and if anything does not work it will be a product issue and you ended up drawing the short straw. Good luck, it looks to be a good and fun build.
December 29, 2012 4:47:29 AM

I agree with Jay--your build looks solid.
I don't see any issue you might have with this.
!