Pulling the trigger tomorrow. Any advice on this Gaming Build? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 29, 2012 4:47 AM in Systems Share Nekrous 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 I'm upgrading from an old Sager Laptop that is just too outdated.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! More about : pulling trigger tomorrow advice gaming build jay2tall 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. aramisathei 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst Gaming Build, Would Like Some Advice Before Pulling The Trigger Forum I7 860 build - pulling the trigger tomorrow night Forum SolvedNew build, parts check/advice before pulling the trigger. Forum Need advice on gaming pc build before I pull the trigger Forum First build, any advice before pulling the trigger?? Forum Budget Gaming Build Under $500, Need Optimization Before Pulling the Trigger! Forum SolvedAbout to pull the trigger on this build need last minute advice! Forum £1000 Gaming Build - Need a Final Check Before Pulling the Trigger Forum SolvedGaming build, almost ready to pull the trigger... Forum Pulling the trigger tomorrow - whatcha think? Forum SolvedPulled the Trigger on my build - Need Fan Placement Advice... Forum SolvedHelp critique my gaming build, im looking to pull the trigger! Forum SolvedPulling trigger on build, how much case cooling for non-OC build Forum SolvedNeed second opinions before pulling the trigger on first build! THANKS! Forum About to pull the trigger on this build purchase. ~$1200, gaming/HDTV system Forum My build ive been close to ordering but would like some final feedback before pulling the trigger Forum First build, need advice before i pull the trigger Forum Scared to pull the trigger on this CyberPowerPC Gaming Build. Thoughts? Forum About to pull the trigger on my first gaming build Forum Gaming PC Build - About to pull the trigger on this one Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !