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New Gaming system build: Is $1177 to much for this system

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January 31, 2013 3:36:24 PM

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor 189.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Universal CPU Cooler 29.99
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Motherboard 139.99
OCZ Technology ModXStream Pro 600W Modular ATX Pow 74.99
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) 74.99
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case 74.99
Samsung 840-Series MZ-7TD120BW 120GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 98.99
Toshiba 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive 59.99
EVGA 02G-P4-2662-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Supercl 219.99
Windows7 Pro OEM 129.99
Total with Tax 1177.26

I am hoping to play newer titles at max settings and not have to update for 1-2 years. All prices come from Microcenter.

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January 31, 2013 3:46:32 PM

I would reduce ram to 8 gigs as you wont see any performance improvements going over that
Change from win pro to windows home premium that runs for $100
With the money saved get a better graphics
January 31, 2013 3:47:57 PM

That 660 might have some trouble getting things completely maxed in like BF3 multiplayer, It should be fine in most other applications. This looks like a pretty solid build, should probably drop down to 8GB of ram and put that money towards a 660ti if you want to benefit in gaming. Also you might see if you can get a Corsair power supply for around that pricepoint. I actually own that exact power supply you listed and it's been good to me but I'd probably take a corsair over it.
Also do you have a case?
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January 31, 2013 3:56:25 PM

If you look at this list of YOUR parts I complied, the price looks a little high for what you can get otherwise. PCPartPicker part list:

Also, I agree that you might want to look into a different PSU, and it wouldn't cost that much more to jump up in quality.

In fact this 650W Corsair PSU would be even less ($50, or $30 after MIR), but it isn't modular

Modular Seasonic (great) $94 inc. shipping

Modular Seasonic (very good) $80
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January 31, 2013 4:28:12 PM

+1 to Alvine