Looking for some help on building a new computer.

Hey there all, looking to build a new computer that is pretty much a beast at running whatever game i want. I'll be playing some Crysis 3 and Far Cry along with SC2, LoL and maybe even some WoW (i would imagine a new MMO if it comes out). My knowledge of computers is probably a little more than basic so if some of the things i chose aren't compatible feel free to let me know. I don't want the computer itself to cost more than 1600. If you have any suggestions please let me know, i'd like to be ordering the parts sometime this week.

Comp- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yH4r

I also do some photo editing and such and i plan to stream games etc.

All help is appreciated!


EDIT: i also plan to overclock the CPU, which is why the power supply i chose is a higher voltage than what the system is expected to draw.
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  1. I would say....

    i5 - 3570k
    Noctua NH-D14 (h50 wont do anything for you lolz)
    Motherboard z77 chip you can choose more your preference brand but asrock around 180 extreme 6 i think is good for that price. you could probably afford a better one though.
    why are you buying a velociraptor after buying an SSD? just buy some big hdd as secondary 7200rpm

    with that said you should be able to get a system for about 1400$

    CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 -$10.00 FREE $219.99 Newegg

    $10 promotional gift card w/ purchase, ends 1/21

    CPU Cooler
    Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler $72.29 FREE $72.29 NCIX US

    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $151.99 FREE $151.99 Amazon

    G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $40.98 $40.98 NCIX US

    Corsair Force Series GT 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $207.98 FREE $207.98 Amazon

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 $69.99 NCIX US

    Video Card
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card $399.99 -$20.00 FREE $379.99 Newegg
    $20.00 mail-in rebate

    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $25.25 FREE $25.25 Compuvest

    Power Supply
    Corsair Gaming 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $99.96 $7.37 $107.33 TigerDirect

    Optical Drive
    Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $79.99 -$20.00 FREE $59.99 Newegg
    $20.00 mail-in rebate

    TOTAL $1335.78

    i tried to stay within your choices a bit... but the only thing im not sure about your ssd. (i dont know much about em)
  2. Here you go

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($191.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1412.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 23:28 EST-0500)

    The sound card that you picked would've been about the same as the motherboard's sound. The psu is enough to oc and add a second gtx 670 later. I guess you don't need a case but if you do this is a good case Fractal Design Define R4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352023
    Corsair 400r http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61928&vpn=CC%2D9011011%2DWW&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1338

    If you're only using one monitor or your monitor is 1920x1080 or lower just get a gtx 670 2gb
  3. really appreciate the input!

    few questions,
    1. im guessing buying a cheaper CPU thats almost as fast (and still a solid processor from what i've read) is the smart choice if i plan to overclock it anyways?
    2. Would it be a better idea if i plan to add a second monitor once my comp is up and running to grab the 670 4g?

    Thanks again for the info

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