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New build for Friend

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January 10, 2013 5:27:37 AM

My friend wants to build a computer for gaming and daily use. He wants the most for his money. His max is $2000.00

He plays MMORPG's and games like Battlefield and Call of Duty and other FPS's.

I had a build for him but i would like to get it critiqued and see what i can change out to save him money or upgrade to better performing parts / quality products where i am still new at this i may have made quite some mistakes

He will not be watercooling or overclocking this PC either.

CPU Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Combo or $299.99
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS ATX LGA1155 Combo or $162.86
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Combo or $46.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.99
Samsung 840 Pro Series 64GB 2.5" SSD $99.99
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Combo or $479.99
Sound Card Asus Xonar DG $26.99
Case Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower $74.98
Power Supply Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V $109.98
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $18.98
Monitor Samsung P2770FH 27.0" $294.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) $99.99
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9000RE $59.99
Total: $1817.70

Any improvements / suggestions are welcomed.

I need the build to include all that is there, an optical drive with read write in CDROM/DVD/BLURAY and a nice gaming keyboard / monitor. He already has a mouse.

***Also will all these parts fit inside the case and not have have trouble onto the motherboard?

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January 10, 2013 5:36:22 AM

for gaming : 3570

3770 adds nothing to game application
January 10, 2013 5:37:09 AM

Samsung 840 Pro Series 64GB too small

get the 128 version :) 
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January 10, 2013 5:39:47 AM

Why is the 64gb too small haha, he just wants the SSD for the OS and main programs.

January 10, 2013 5:48:41 AM

treven said:
Why is the 64gb too small haha, he just wants the SSD for the OS and main programs.

for that budget, gettting 64 ssd is somewhat *
OS partition grows with more cache and update, system restore and etc
further more, ssd decrease performace at near full capacity
January 10, 2013 5:52:59 AM

Ok excellent, is there anything else more or less that needs looked at?
January 10, 2013 6:10:02 AM

instead of 680 id go for 660ti sli or 660 sli.
when you think of it a single 680 does not do justice to a $2000 pc.
so go sli !!
January 10, 2013 6:13:50 AM

^ dude.... you run a single hd7750 and suggest people to go with 660 sli. seems legit
January 10, 2013 6:16:27 AM

I feel like im just going to ignore that post haha...just kidding, why do you suggest two 660ti's or 660?
January 10, 2013 10:14:01 AM

its because two 660 in sli would cost you about $500 or so but the performance would be much faster than a single 680. its a good value for money while 680 is not good value