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Planning to build my first gaming computer but got a few questions.

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January 4, 2013 9:34:48 PM

Budget is $1000 - $1100

This is the build from newegg and im not sure how good is it. Planning to start my first gaming computer build.

Rosewill Challenger black - 54.99
Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3 - 119.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256 bit - 369.99
Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt - 69.99
G Skill RipJaw X series 16GB 2x8gb DDR3 1600 mhz - 87.99
ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155 Intel B75 - 94.99
i5 3570k Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz - 219.99
Cooler Master 212 Hyper EVO - 29.99

Total - 1047.92 before shipping.

How good is this build for its price?
Will there be bottlenecking?
Is my power supply enough?
Are the specs listed above compatible?
If i buy a anti static glove, does that mean i won't have to worry about shocking my motherboard when i'm building it? and does it mean i won't need to touch any metal parts from my static to go away since im getting the glove?
Could this build run Battlefield 3, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, and any other amazing upcoming games on max settings with good fps? my resolution is going to be 1900x1200.
How much noise would the cooler master 212 hyper evo make?
What tools would i need besides rubbing alcohol, anti static glove. and a screw driver?

Additional Info
I do plan to overclock it a bit in the future maybe like 10%
No plans to use dual graphic cards
Not sure if i'll upgrade, probably not
Already have a sick monitor.
This computer is only for gaming, heavy gaming, extreme hardcore gaming.

Thanks in advance.
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January 4, 2013 9:53:39 PM

I assume you are intending to reuse your monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Don't forget to budget the OS. You might want to purchase your own thermal paste. I don't use the anti-static glove. I just make sure I dissipate any static charge before working on the computer (touch your finger to the screw attatching your faceplate to the outlet on a wall should do it)

The build looks pretty solid
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January 4, 2013 9:55:34 PM

for that price you can get a non reference video card. the reference blowers can get loud. do you have any specific use for 16GB of ram? and you cant overclock on a B75 board.

static bands are a gimmick. just touch your case before you touch anything. (i don't even do that and ive never had a problem). just don't drag your feet over shag carpeting. if your touching stuff and getting zapped then you could worry otherwise you will be fine.

something like this. with ssd.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ 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 ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1044.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 19:04 EST-0500)
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January 4, 2013 10:04:34 PM

jonjonjon said:
for that price you can get a non reference video card. the reference blowers can get loud. do you have any specific use for 16GB of ram? and you cant overclock on a B75 board.

static bands are a gimmick. just touch your case before you touch anything. (i don't even do that and ive never had a problem). just don't drag your feet over shag carpeting. if your touching stuff and getting zapped then you could worry otherwise you will be fine.


16gb of ram for hardcore gaming, i was gonna stick with 8gb but i heard battlefield 3 uses up to 6gb and there is most likely going to be games coming out in 1 to 2 years that could use up to 8gb or over.

And this might sound dumb but how could i tell whats a reference video card and whats not lol?
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January 4, 2013 11:40:06 PM

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