Upon further research for my build. Tags: Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: January 14, 2013 7:31 AM in Systems Share Triscuitcraker January 14, 2013 6:15:29 AM So, i'm building my gaming pc soon, and have been posting build specs on here, and talking to techies I know, and have come up with this final-ish build...suggestions and advice are more than welcome http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xwQI More about : research build AMD Radeon a b 4 Gaming January 14, 2013 7:31:09 AM fix case, psu, and cooler PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Amazon) Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1111.86 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 04:30 EST-0500) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPoint of diminishing returns on Inspiron 570 or worth further work? Forumresearch topics ForumAdvice on first time build needed. Budgets + further info in post. ForumAMD and Intel CPU Research Questions ForumAMD Phenom CPUs to see further delays? (Digitimes) ForumNew iBuyPower pre-built starts and runs slow upon arrival. ForumWhere can I buy or research motherboad by its I/O Connectors? ForumAdvice - Multipurpose Desktop (sci research , office, light games) ForumI've been doing my research , but I just can't make a decision. ForumDone my research just need some last min advice ForumNeed help with first build ForumDoing research for a AMD-64 system ForumMotherboard Dilemma (NEW BUILD ) Advice needed ForumLutfi's (2nd WC build ) - officially first, build log. ForumMistress Zaida Hypno-PC Home- Build ! ForumRan Autoruns On Fresh Build . Now Windows wont Boot. ForumAudio Research Position Available. ForumSub800 build ForumXfx 680 half price Forum$800-1200USD Gaming PC build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !