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December 31, 2012 5:50:33 PM

I am looking at building my first comp. I want to stay around $800. How doe this setup look? Would you guys suggest any changes?

DIYPC Adventurer-9601G Black Steel
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
Thermaltake SMART M Series SP-750M 750W
ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2

Let me know! Thanks!

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December 31, 2012 6:06:39 PM

It looks rather nice
*However I have no idea about the reliability of Thermaltake's PSUs so I'd check up on that, and 750W is complete overkill for the hardware you're proposing (unless it's on sale or something)
*Make sure you're sure with the CPU/GPU balance, for example how about a 7950 and i3? Not saying change it, but give it some consideration.
*What about hard drives?
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December 31, 2012 9:32:48 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
December 31, 2012 9:36:43 PM

Thermaltake Smart M Series 750 W
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Thermaltake/Smart_M_...

either way i would do this. no need to spend that much on a motherboard, psu and case. imo the money is better spent on the gpu. unless there is some specific feature you need.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.00 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $773.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 18:43 EST-0500)
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