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New PC build

Last response: in Systems
January 2, 2013 11:59:52 PM

Looking at a new PC build, would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions on the below:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K; $220;
MotherBoard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH; $185;
GPU: ASUS GTX660TI DC2; $300;
RAM: G.Skill 16GB 1866MHz; $90;
Case: Fractal R4; $110;
PSU: OCZ 700W Module 80+; $90;
SSD: Kingston HyperX 120G; $115;
HD: WD Green 1.5TB; $90;
CPU Cooler: Zalman 110mm; $63;
Media: Lite-on 12x Bluray; $90;

Total is $1343 before any rebates and shopping around

I know I can get some items cheaper on microcenter/amazon, but just linked the above from newegg for ease...

Is there anything else I should look at? Anything to change? Anything missing?

I will be mainly using the system for internet, gaming (FPSs, ARGs etc) and bluray watching (and ripping backups)...

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January 3, 2013 1:12:34 AM

^ he's right. Definitely get only 8GB

Another thing is the psu. I don't trust OCZ psus anymore so I suggest you replace that with a corsair tx550m or tx650. And 550W-600W is enough

Everything else looks great.