My first Gaming Rig Build! Input would be great. Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vD9W
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vD9W/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vD9W/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Onyx 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1019.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 03:51 EST-0500)
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  1. Looks good to me. The only thing that I would suggest is getting a case that utilizes USB 3.0 on the front ports because the motherboard has USB 3.0 headers.

    Good build.
  2. Looks good
  3. Congratulations! Welcome to the club on building your first machine.

    I couldn't agree more on getting a case with USB 3.0 in the front. I bought the Antec DF-85 case. No USB 3.0 connections, it has a work-around where i have to run a USB 3.0 from my front panel through my Case, out of the water-loop holes in the rear and then plug them into my I/O panel.

    So take it from first hand experience, get a case that support front USB 3.0.

    Good luck, and have fun with your build.
  4. Which case would you get I want something with a lot of air flow? Also, what would you get for lighting and maybe something on the front to control fans/see temp?
  5. Any way to delete this?
  6. AMD Radeon said:



    Is there anyone that has a panel that you would be able to see inside?
  7. I think that this maybe what you are looking for. A little pricey.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139016
  8. This is the cheapest good one i know of with a side window http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/amazon/cooler-master-case-sgc1000kwn1
  9. bigcyco1 said:
    This is the cheapest good one i know of with a side window http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/amazon/cooler-master-case-sgc1000kwn1


    That one is great I would love to use that one instead! Thanks!
  10. legendassassin said:
    That one is great I would love to use that one instead! Thanks!
    Your very welcome!
  11. Just checking, what version of the 670 is that? The only two that EVGA makes that are worthwhile are the original FTW (not FTW + or le!) and the signature 2, which has incredible cooling.

    If that's just the plain 670, you're better off buying a different brand that will have a better cooler.
  12. Good point i suggest you buy this one it's the best bang for buck at the moment GPU - http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/ncixus/gigabyte-video-card-gvn670oc2gd
  13. Thanks!
  14. Your welcome!
  15. Updated the first post with the new parts!
  16. Looks good you can save a few dollars on cheaper ram that's on par quality wise if you want it's up to you RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416#top


    RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546#top
  17. What's the difference?
  18. It's five dollars cheaper lol other then that no difference The big heat sinks have already been proven to be a marketing gimmick.
  19. I wanted to know is there anything I should put in the extra bay drives? I thought about a fan controller and trying to find something so I could use a remote control on my PC as well. Thanks!
  20. Not sure if this is still active (it's been a couple days) but if could spend literally just 5 bucks more ($55) you could step your SSD up to this 40GB Mushkin:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226168

    That is currently the best bang-per-buck in SSDs around $50 (you'd have to spend $65 for the next step up).

    DISCLAIMER: I even own and do not regret owning three separate OCZ Onyx 32GB SSDs.
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