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Gaming Computer Spec Check/Critique

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January 30, 2013 7:32:50 PM

It's been a few years since I have built a gaming rig, but this is what I've come up with. I would like opinions, recommendations, and critiques.

I do intend to overclock.

Money is not a primary concern, but I would prefer to keep it around 2k.

Thanks in advance. :) 

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.78 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.74 @ Mwave)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($427.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VK278Q 27.0" Monitor ($316.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($178.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1941.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 16:16 EST-0500)

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January 30, 2013 7:46:34 PM

The only thing I'd really suggest is that you don't need Windows 7 Ultimate. A Home Premium license will cover everything you need, then you could use the money and get the 256GB Vertex 4. Otherwise all looks good, I say go for it!

Oh and get the low profile Vengeance RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 30, 2013 7:51:09 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The only thing I'd really suggest is that you don't need Windows 7 Ultimate. A Home Premium license will cover everything you need, then you could use the money and get the 256GB Vertex 4. Otherwise all looks good, I say go for it!

Oh and get the low profile Vengeance RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Sweet, I'll swap those out. I couldn't really find any info on which Windows 7 would be ideal, I just knew that it needed to be 64-bit from experience. Thanks for the help!
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January 30, 2013 8:06:09 PM

Xegaton said:
Sweet, I'll swap those out. I couldn't really find any info on which Windows 7 would be ideal, I just knew that it needed to be 64-bit from experience. Thanks for the help!


It's 64-bit if you're running above 4GB of RAM, 32-bit if you're not.

Home Premium is the basic version, Pro has extended networking functions and lifts the 16GB RAM ceiling (which you don't need), and Ultimate has everything in addition to an XP emulator and the ability to code foreign languages.
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January 30, 2013 8:15:41 PM

g-unit1111 said:
It's 64-bit if you're running above 4GB of RAM, 32-bit if you're not.

Home Premium is the basic version, Pro has extended networking functions and lifts the 16GB RAM ceiling (which you don't need), and Ultimate has everything in addition to an XP emulator and the ability to code foreign languages.



Ok cool. Also, do you have any recommendations for a different case? I've looked at tons of them and I like the Obsidian Series 650D features the best out of any that I have seen, but I am concerned with quality for that price.
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January 30, 2013 8:18:35 PM

Xegaton said:
Ok cool. Also, do you have any recommendations for a different case? I've looked at tons of them and I like the Obsidian Series 650D features the best out of any that I have seen, but I am concerned with quality for that price.


The Obsidian is a great choice. I have the Graphite 600T. Alternately check out the NZXT Switch 810, the Phantom, the Cooler Master Storm Stryker, and the Azza Hurrican 2000.
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January 30, 2013 8:24:15 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The Obsidian is a great choice. I have the Graphite 600T. Alternately check out the NZXT Switch 810, the Phantom, the Cooler Master Storm Stryker, and the Azza Hurrican 2000.



Yeah, those were all cases I looked at. I'm gonna stick with the 650D. Thanks for all the help.
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