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December 31, 2012 4:31:21 PM

I'm looking t building a new PC, primarily for gaming. I'm new to building a PC, first one. This is a build i have been considering, but i wanted to double check compatibility and design. any feedback would be much appreciated thank you.

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Acer G236HLBbd Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor


EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC


Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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December 31, 2012 5:00:17 PM

This is a good build and I assume you plan to overclock so I would suggest adding a Hyper 212 + to the build.

A Radeon 7870 ghz edition will do you better than that nvidia 660, you will get better performance for the same price and that is simply because nvidia is over priced. But the rest of the build is good.

Hyper 212 +: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon 7870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 31, 2012 5:08:00 PM

What kind of budget are we looking at? I don't want to find and add all those prices up.
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December 31, 2012 5:08:45 PM

The PSU choice is a bit questionable. If you plan on adding a second graphics card down the road, you're good. If you'd rather stick with a single GPU system, the PSU is overkill. 500w is more than enough for any single-GPU system, with plenty of room to overclock and add components.

good luck!
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December 31, 2012 6:15:00 PM

I noticed this the IB CPU supports max of 1.5V ram but the hyperX is 1.65V.
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January 1, 2013 8:18:06 PM

vtcramennoodle said:
This is a good build and I assume you plan to overclock so I would suggest adding a Hyper 212 + to the build.

A Radeon 7870 ghz edition will do you better than that nvidia 660, you will get better performance for the same price and that is simply because nvidia is over priced. But the rest of the build is good.

Hyper 212 +: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon 7870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



+1, get some 1.5v RAM
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