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January 22, 2013 1:31:33 AM

Hello,
i'm considering building an around 800 dollar gaming PC (no keyboard, mouse, OS, monitor, optical-drive)

never built a pc before but can plug an play components and install drivers

need help picking components im not knowledgeable about these there are so many options

is this a good build (suggested by a friend)


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro-center)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ New-egg)
Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($41.03 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 250GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Micro-center)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: CoolMax 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $795

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January 22, 2013 1:36:54 AM

That psu, just ditch that rubbish psu for a decent one like :

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

Get proper ram : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-996995

And hdd : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...

If you don't plan to oc drop that cpu, get an i5-3470 and a h77m asrock from newegg.
If you plan to pick the i5-3570k on microcenter, then it's a good choice getting it + that mobo.
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January 22, 2013 1:59:35 AM

Here is what I suggest.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($292.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Volant (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $780.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 23:00 EST-0500)
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