Is this a good built?

Hi there i was wondering if this was a good build and if not what should i change?

Motherbord: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H-1155
CPU: i5-3570k
GPU: EVGA GTX 660 SC
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB@1600
CPU Cooler:CM Hyper 212 EVO
PSU:Corsair TX-650v2 ATX Power Supply
Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I System Cabinet
HDD: WD Caviar Green 1TB
CD/DVD: Samsung SH-224BB
Monitor: Asus VE247H 60 cm (23.6") LED LCD Monitor
Keyboard: Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Microsoft Comfort 3000 (1000dpi) will upgrade to suggested when have got the money
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

I was thinking of soing some overclocking to the CPU mabye to 4.2GHz 1.1V if that's not right please correct me.

This Build is mainly going to be for gaming (BF3) and other (School)

If you recomend a SSD i have a bugget of 1900 USD but can go over by 100 if i need to

Thanks in advance

~ Thomzey
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  1. get a ssd. that doesn't look like a $1900 build.
  2. This is from the uk right ? i see the links for uk sites...
  3. Well i live in nz and was using a currency converter might have been old but in NZD its a $2274 build and what size ssd would you recomend
  4. djangoringo said:
    This is from the uk right ? i see the links for uk sites...

    What links?
  5. whats your budget in new zealand currency? im guessing that nz means.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($315.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.00 @ PC Force)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.98 @ Ascent Technology)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.85 @ PB Technologies)
    Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($408.07 @ Ascent Technology)
    Case: Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($289.78 @ Ascent Technology)
    Power Supply: FSP Group 500W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($125.00 @ PC Force)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($35.21 @ Aquila Technology)
    Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($259.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($151.00 @ Ascent Technology)
    Total: $2164.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 15:35 NZDT+1300)
  6. jonjonjon said:
    whats your budget in new zealand currency? im guessing that nz means.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($315.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.00 @ PC Force)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.98 @ Ascent Technology)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.85 @ PB Technologies)
    Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($408.07 @ Ascent Technology)
    Case: Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($289.78 @ Ascent Technology)
    Power Supply: FSP Group 500W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($125.00 @ PC Force)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($35.21 @ Aquila Technology)
    Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($259.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($151.00 @ Ascent Technology)
    Total: $2164.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 15:35 NZDT+1300)

    by budget is $2300 if you could suggest any changes to make it a better build that would be greatly appreciated
  7. Get this :

    Better SSD, Better gpu, and psu(seasonic best brand of psus),ram, hdd, the case is a good one, what it matters is the gpu, also a better monitor(IPS 1080p led 5ms) :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($315.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.00 @ PC Force)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.00 @ PC Force)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($171.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($619.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ PC Force)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.00 @ PC Force)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($35.21 @ Aquila Technology)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($279.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($151.00 @ Ascent Technology)
    Total: $2255.26
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    You can change the card for a 670 gtx, if you prefer nvidia : http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn670oc2gd
  8. you could get a 240GB ssd. i was going to say you could get a 670 or 7970 but they cheapest one i see is 670 for $608.34. which is $200 more then the 660ti. i also picked a pretty generic case. it will work fine but its not flashy. really up to you.

    670
    http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/part/evga-video-card-02gp42670kr

    7970
    http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr797oc3gd

    240GB ssd
    http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/part/intel-internal-hard-drive-ssdsc2ct240a3k5
  9. djangoringo said:
    Get this :

    Better SSD, Better gpu, and psu(seasonic best brand of psus),ram, hdd, the case is a good one, what it matters is the gpu, also a better monitor(IPS 1080p led 5ms) :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($315.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.00 @ PC Force)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.00 @ PC Force)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($171.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($619.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ PC Force)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.00 @ PC Force)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($35.21 @ Aquila Technology)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($279.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($151.00 @ Ascent Technology)
    Total: $2255.26
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    You can change the card for a 670 gtx, if you prefer nvidia : http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn670oc2gd

    I like AMD but i would like to get an Nvidia card for the features (PhysX)
  10. Then get the 670 gtx in the link :

    The priority should be the gfx card, and the antec is a good case, also recommend going with an ips monitor(it's almost the same size, better quality).
    A ssd with 128 GB should be enough for you, also it's better a 1TB 7200rpm just in case, and a good psu.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($315.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.00 @ PC Force)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.00 @ PC Force)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($171.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($629.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ PC Force)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.00 @ PC Force)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($35.21 @ Aquila Technology)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($279.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($151.00 @ Ascent Technology)
    Total: $2265.26
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  11. djangoringo said:
    Then get the 670 gtx in the link :

    The priority should be the gfx card, and the antec is a good case, also recommend going with an ips monitor.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($315.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($209.00 @ PC Force)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.00 @ PC Force)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($171.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($629.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ PC Force)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.00 @ PC Force)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($35.21 @ Aquila Technology)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($279.00 @ Computer Lounge)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($151.00 @ Ascent Technology)
    Total: $2265.26
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    sorry im a bit of a noob xD but what is an ips monitor?
  12. djangoringo said:

    Thanks for the help man Thanks sooooo much ill go with the build above thank you sir :D
  13. that gskill ram is no better and the seasonic psu is no better. you pretty much just added money to parts that don't upgrade it at all.
  14. Says the one who recommends g. skill memory, also it's indeed better, and the psu seasonic is better.
    There's also another one, modular and good enough for even two 670 gtx : http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/part/seasonic-power-supply-ss650am
    Stays less than 2300$.
  15. djangoringo said:
    Says the one who recommends g. skill memory


    what does that mean? i recommend gskill? the fsp is gold and cheaper. seasonic isnt the end all be all. there are other good psu's beside seasonic. i realize people in forums don't understand and they all just mindlessly say has to be seasonic. you will never be able to tell a difference between the m4 and the intel. the m4 is actually one of the slowest ssd's. on a backup 1TB drive 5400 is fine sure if you want 7200 but your os is on the ssd.
  16. First, i didn't check for the price, but for compatibility for ram, and g. skill is 100% sure, also i'd take the g. skill at any day, since the components prices and availability are different, i saw the g. skill and recommended that one, the same for the psu, they lack on the list, and the seasonic is the best one price/value, it has more juice and quality.
    You can be wise, and check every part in nz, i just don't care, i put what it was available in there(and i did it before you), that to me is the best.
    And you're wrong, i recommended in here several rams(samsung, patriot, crucial, g. skill), cards(amd, nvidia), psus(xfx, fsp also, seasonic, pc power&cooling,etc), several ssds(samsung 830/840 pro, m4, sandisk extreme,etc.)
    I'm not attached to a single brand.
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