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January 14, 2013 7:46:35 AM

I'm about to order the parts for my first gaming pc and I think this build is the right one for me, but what do you guys think about it? Btw I can use this psu in Europe aswell right?


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K $219.99

VIDEO CARD: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/Displayport SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N660OC-2GD $229.99

MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte Intel Z77 Dual Thunderbolt ATX Motherboard (GA-Z77X-UP4-TH) $195.96

SSD: Crucial 256 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT256M4SSD2 $187.99

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001 $148.85

CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Case - Black $99.99

RAM: Patriot Memory 8 DDR3 1600 Extreme Performance Viper 3 Series Kit (PV38G160C9K) $38.99

CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2) $31.24

POWER SUPPLY: Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2 $69.98


TOTAL COST: $1222.98

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January 14, 2013 8:09:39 AM

personally i will :

cheap out on case, 50-70 corsair 300 will do
get corsair/gskill ram... patriot is less popular on oc
get silver/gold certified seasonic psu
get less expensive mobo
January 14, 2013 8:43:45 AM

@ AMD Radeon

I'm with you here although I really don't think spending $100 is a bad idea. That's neither too high nor too low and I think it's a good for a total system budget of $1,200. On the other hand, I really don't like the Phantom 410 but case is subjective.
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January 14, 2013 12:48:45 PM

bump
January 14, 2013 1:15:20 PM

Looks pretty good. Personally, I would probably go for a 7870 since it seems like a stronger OCer in my experience, but that's not a big deal. I would also go for a cheaper mobo, something like the AsRock z77 Extreme 4.
January 14, 2013 1:16:28 PM

Oh and, yes you can use these PSUs in Europe. That PSU would be the exact same here in Europe apart from perhaps the power cable.
January 14, 2013 1:37:09 PM

thanks, really needed to know that
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