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How's my build look? ($1380 Gaming Build)

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January 26, 2013 7:54:38 PM

Hey Guys!

I'm a little new here so if this is the wrong category please tell me and i'll move it.

So! I'm building a gaming computer, and as a first time builder I want to make sure it'll last me for many years to come and kick ass doing so. I've been to lots of different websites asking for advice (r/buildapc, yahoo, pcpartpicker forums, etc.) And I think I've got what I want, what do you think? (I don't plan on overclocking for a while)

A few questions,

1) Will it work?
2) Will it run modern games on max w/o lag?
3) Will it look awesome?
4) Should I get any additional fans to keep it cool?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zq6x
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zq6x/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zq6x/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($404.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($80.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($143.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Other: Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Blue LED Computer Case Fan (R4-L2R-20AC-GP) ($8.01)
Other: BUY THE VIDEO CARD FROM SUPERBIIZ (3 FREE GAMES)
Other: Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound ($6.18)
Total: $1353.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 16:52 EST-0500)

January 26, 2013 8:00:02 PM

Btw I forgot to add that I've already bought the Case, CPU Cooler, PSU, and the Sickleflow Fan
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January 26, 2013 8:55:03 PM

-there are better cases out there such as the fractal R4. the phantom is good but i would say the R4 is way better
-you could have spent half of that and gotten a better unit.
-skip the thermal compound. the stuff that comes with it is good enough. the temp difference will be tops 2c

if you didnt go ahead and get those components, i would have recommended this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zKy8
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January 26, 2013 9:01:23 PM

You don't need the extra thermal compound, the hyper 212 evo got one.
All parts will work, and it will run any game maxout with good fps.
The phantom, some like the looks of it, others don't, the case is always subjective, it depends on your taste, if you like the phantom looks, stay with it, aesthetics aside, it's a good case.
You don't need extra fans, you might lower down the motherboard for the Asus P8Z77-V, it has all the features of the pro, including the wifi, though, the pro got more power phases.
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January 26, 2013 9:07:52 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.13 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Other: Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Blue LED Computer Case Fan (R4-L2R-20AC-GP) ($8.01)
Other: BUY THE VIDEO CARD FROM SUPERBIIZ (3 FREE GAMES)
Total: $1107.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 18:07 EST-0500)

Base Total: $1153.05
Promo Discounts: -$10.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Shipping: $13.97
Total: $1137.02

same performance but lesser cost ;D

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January 26, 2013 11:47:14 PM

I'd drop the pro part of the asus, drop the hdd completely and bump the 840 pro to 256gb, get 212 evo not the +, and get a seasonic or corsair bronze psu under $100 - it'll take a *lot* of kwh to make up the additional $50.

Regardless, really nice build :) 
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January 26, 2013 11:52:18 PM

thanks.

:) 

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February 3, 2013 6:08:45 PM

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