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January 23, 2013 1:05:43 AM

Here are the specs I am thinking about buying. Can anyone help me out with a power supply and a cpu cooler.

Also, does it matter what case I buy, are they all compatible, or are some built for certain motherboards etc.? Also would all of this need a mid or full tower?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z41v
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z41v/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z41v/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($91.33 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: LG EB2242T-BN 22.0" Monitor ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1012.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 22:01 EST-0500)

Thank you for the help!

Oh and in your opinion will this setup be a pretty good gaming computer? I wasnt so sure about the mOBO since I didnt really know much about it, but a z77 MOBO seemed good.

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January 23, 2013 1:24:55 AM

Blow the little extra money to get the FTW or FTW signature 2 editions of that card; they're worth it, as they have better clocks and better coolers. (Don't get the FTW + or LE editions, though.)

If you want a slightly cheaper motherboard, the AsRock z77 Extreme4 is always a good pick.

Good pick on the RAM and HDD, but I would strongly, STRONGLY recommend that you get a 128GB ssd. The Vertex 4 is a great value pick, and you'll notice a big difference.

CPU cooler: Get a Hyper 212 EVO, or it's slightly cheaper cousin, the 212 +.

As for the power supply, I suggest a 550w by Corsair, Antec, or SeaSonic, in reverse order of preference / price.

As for a compatible case, you have an ATX motherboard there, which is pretty much standard; any mid-tower and up will support it, and you needn't worry about size constraints. A mid tower will be fine.
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January 23, 2013 1:32:06 AM

whats ur full budget and country of origin?

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January 23, 2013 2:49:06 AM

budget?

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