How's this build

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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  1. 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
  2. @ 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.
  3. bump
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. thanks, really needed to know that
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