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January 4, 2013 2:40:00 PM

Hey guys. So I've decided that I want to make my own gaming PC. I've never built a computer before, but I've always been interested in the idea and I am a major computer geek so I feel that the building process wouldn't be too bad. I have done my research and have decided on the parts that I feel would best suit my needs. I have a $1000 budget and am looking for a high end gaming PC. If you can please look at the parts that I have listed and tell me if they are good, and if you have any better suggestions then PLEASE feel free to tell me. That would be greatly appreciated.



Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129066



Intel Core i5 3570k Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504



MSI Z77A-G41 Intel 7 Series Z77 Motherboard

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] No=3431743



GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125443



Rosewill Green Series 630W Power Supply (80 PLUS Certified)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817182200



Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145345



Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD (OEM)

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digi [...] rn+digital



Crucial 64GB SSD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148441



Lite-On Internal DVD Drive (OEM)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] 6&CatId=88



COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103065



BUFFALO AirStation N150 Wireless USB Adapter

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6833162032



Once again, if you have any suggestions that are better than some of the parts listed above then please feel free to list them, just please make sure it stays in my $1000 budget! If you also know of a place where I can get these parts cheaper than the websites listed then I would also greatly appreciate it if you could advise me. Thanks in advance! :) 

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January 4, 2013 2:53:38 PM

a tiny improvement
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

i am sure everyone here will go with 212 EVO. it is different from 212 plus
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January 4, 2013 5:15:26 PM

AMD Radeon said:
a tiny improvement
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

i am sure everyone here will go with 212 EVO. it is different from 212 plus

So you recommend the 212 EVO instead of the Plus? Does everything else look pretty good?
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January 4, 2013 6:17:57 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Everything looks good, there's two things I would suggest:

1. Better power supply (don't purchase "green" units): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. If you get the Corsair Vengeance make sure it's the low profile version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1. Is this power supply good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. What's better about the low profile version? And would these work good too? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which one would work better? Thanks for the reply though!
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January 4, 2013 6:34:18 PM

thecolombianjesus said:
1. Is this power supply good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. What's better about the low profile version? And would these work good too? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which one would work better? Thanks for the reply though!


1. I just wouldn't bother with Rosewill. A couple of their PSU lines are decent like the Capstone and Fortress series but I'd avoid everything else. Antec, Corsair, and Seasonic are the best manufacturers around right now.

2. If you want to add a cooler you will need low profile RAM.
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January 4, 2013 7:06:35 PM

g-unit1111 said:
1. I just wouldn't bother with Rosewill. A couple of their PSU lines are decent like the Capstone and Fortress series but I'd avoid everything else. Antec, Corsair, and Seasonic are the best manufacturers around right now.

2. If you want to add a cooler you will need low profile RAM.

Oh okay. Now I understand. So I'll just go with the low profile Corsair Vengeance. Thanks!
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January 4, 2013 7:34:24 PM

thecolombianjesus said:
Oh okay. Now I understand. So I'll just go with the low profile Corsair Vengeance. Thanks!


That's mainly due to the clearance level the cooler's fan requires - if you use the high profile RAM your fan won't line up with your cooler.
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