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New to PC building, looking to build a PC, appreciate advice

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February 1, 2013 4:43:51 AM

Hello everyone, well as my title says I am brand new to PC gaming. I've predominately been a console gamer and I have decided to make the leap into PC gaming. With that said, I understand I need a decent PC to game on and I've attempted to do as much research as possible to make wise decisions. However, being new I don't know everything and I've come here for advice. I've made a rough build and I am hoping you guys can tell me what I've done right and what I need to change. Overall, I have attempted to build a computer that can handle the newest tripe A games at the highest settings, with the best frame rate possible (30-60 frames, preferably 60). I also plan on doing some video recording because I have a YouTube channel and I like uploading my gaming videos to YouTube.

Case: Antec P280, Antec Three Hundred Two or Fractal Design R4?
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 ($223) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...
CPU HSF: Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO ($80) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VKVZ1A/ref=ox_sc_a...
Mobo: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 ($148) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007R21JJK/ref=ox_sc_a...
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB Kit(4GBx2) DDR3-1600 ($48) http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...
SSD: Samsung Electronics Samsung 840 250GB ($180) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NHAF5G/ref=ox_sc_a...
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB (ST2000DM001) (136) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRLY/ref=ox_sc_a...
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4096MB GDDR5 ($559) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083YF55U/ref=ox_sc_a...
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 ($123) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005E98FVS/ref=ox_sc_a...
ODD: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA ($24) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057FRTPW/ref=ox_sc_a...

So that's it. Any feedback, comments or criticism would be greatly appreciated, Thank You.

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February 1, 2013 4:52:28 AM

Get the Fractal Design Define R4, it's the best case.
Solid choices in the cpu, cooler,mobo, ram, hdd(make sure you'll need the 3TB, the 2TB seagate is cheaper, obviously).
I'd get a better ssd like this one : http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-256GB-2-5-Inch-Solid-CT25...

The samsung 840(non pro) has TLC nand which is inferior in terms of reliability and speeds.
For 1080p a 670 GTX FTW will do, here's a good one : http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Dual-Link-DisplayPort-Graphi...

The difference in performance of a 670 vs 680 is minimal, the 670 is much more cheaper.
If you want a psu for two cards(if you want to add later another one) : http://www.amazon.com/XFX-850w-Semi-Modular-Power-Suppl...

It's cheaper, also modular, overall it's better.
February 1, 2013 5:45:26 AM

should be a good buy.
February 2, 2013 7:04:01 AM

The 2TB seagate hdd's had horrible reviews compared to the 2TB on Amazon and Newegg. I think 3TB is a lot, however I don't want a DOA drive, or a hard drive that will fail in a few months.

As for the SDD, you were correct. I don't know how I managed to miss the TLC aspect, but a lot of people agreed the Samsung SDD's suck, so I'll change it.

Thanks.
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