Gaming Build

I'm buying parts from ebuyer.com today, for my new gaming rig. I need some help with it, and I'd prefer to buy all the parts from ebuyer.com however if there is a huge difference in price or a very good component is out of stock I could buy it from a different site, but I'd like to keep everything above 100 in ebuyer.

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Asus P8Z77-V LX Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Case
Coolermaster GX 550W PSU (It's 80 plus certified)
Liteon Ihas120 20x Dvd±rw (dual ±r)/ram Sata Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1
Western Digital 1TB Scorpio Blue Hard Drive - 2.5" SATA-II 9.5MM - 5400RPM 8MB Cache
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  1. Not a good build.

    If you're budget is around $1000

    get this

    FX-8320
    CM Hyper 212 EVO
    7970
    Choose a different case.
    Get a different PSU, new egg has a good deal on the Antec neo 620w.
    Don't buy windows.
    That HDD is slow and also a laptop drive.

    This is sad.

    What's your budget and what will you be doing with the pc? I can build you a much better one. And also where do you live? (country)
  2. I live in the UK. My budget is £950. I also prefer Intel over AMD, and I only want the GTX 660ti or GTX 670.
  3. And no, I will be buying Windows.
  4. Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
    Asus P8Z77-V LX Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
    EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
    Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
    Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Case
    Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
    Asus P8Z77-V LX Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
    EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
    Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
    Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Case
    Coolermaster GX 550W PSU (It's 80 plus certified)
    Liteon Ihas120 20x Dvd±rw (dual ±r)/ram Sata Drive
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1
    Western Digital 1TB Scorpio Blue Hard Drive - 2.5" SATA-II 9.5MM - 5400RPM 8MB Cache
    Liteon Ihas120 20x Dvd±rw (dual ±r)/ram Sata Drive
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    EXDISPLAY Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Socket 1155 DVI VGA HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

    Is that any better?
  5. The only things I'd change are the PSU and the hard drive. Ditch the Coolermaster PSU as its label will be a lie and/or the quality of its outputs will be sub-standard. Something built by Seasonic, FSP, Delta, or Enermax/LEPA would be better and safer choices.
    Also, as lchrisk pointed out, you have selected a slow laptop drive. You want a 7200RPM 3.5" drive. I use and recommend WD Black drives because they are fast and have a five year warranty; some other drives have cut their warranties way back, which tells me they've changed their materials and/or methods in a manner that does not inspire confidence.
    If you want to add an aftermarket cooler, for overclocking or reduced noise, the Xigmatek Gaia is cheaper and quieter than a Coolermaster Hyper EVO, and cools within 1C per Frostytech reviews. It uses silicon pegs (and includes an extra set for push-pull) instead of the hard frame that CM uses (which can also rattle).
    Edit: It looks like you have a lot of duplicate entries.
  6. My messaged bugged out and I'm not able to edit it..
    Is this better?

    Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
    EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
    Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
    Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Case
    Liteon Ihas120 20x Dvd±rw (dual ±r)/ram Sata Drive
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    EXDISPLAY Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Socket 1155 DVI VGA HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
    Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
  7. Better in some ways, maybe not in others. The WD Blue drives are pretty decent; I've used them too (although not lately). The PSU is definitely a better choice.
    Keep the original motherboard you chose though. The Z77 supports PCIe 3.0. Also, the Z68 may require a BIOS update to support an Ivy Bridge CPU; the Z77 will support it out of the box.
  8. So my build, except with the motherboard I first picked and it will be good?
  9. Yes, it will. If you like, unless you're planning to get two graphics cards, you can safely use a smaller PSU too. This 550W Seasonic would be an excellent choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119 for $90. If that is a little too pricey, this non-modular Seasonic: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094 is $68, and this modular Rosewill: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131 is $70.
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