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February 2, 2013 1:48:22 AM

I've got a barebones layout of what I'm getting for a new pc I plan to build, and I'd like to get some opinions on it before I jump into this. Like, what may not be compatible or a good choice of part.

$364.99 Bundle, Including:
-HDD, Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST1000DM003)
-Motherboard, BIOSTAR B75MU3+ LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
-Processor, Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450 (Model:BX80637I53450)
-RAM, Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770 (Model:996770)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Video Card
GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The pc will be used for medium to heavy gaming on a 1680x1050 screen, with no overclocking planned. I also have little room for more expensive parts, I can't spend much more than $800 on this.
Is there anything I should change? Thanks in advance!

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February 2, 2013 2:25:57 AM

you could go with a lower PSU... like 500-550watt save some money

mmmm I think.... this is wayyy better


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWV1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWV1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWV1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon) ~ awesome price right now
CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP 62.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($9.99 @ Newegg) if gaming, need a better cooler, very cheap alternative
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter) I dont know... chose just a better reviewed board.. i know a little more about 100$+
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $412.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 23:24 EST-0500)


I think you should take this into consideration ;) 









Here just a view at full system build



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWZ1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWZ1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWZ1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP 62.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Stallion 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($42.49 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $812.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 23:29 EST-0500)
February 2, 2013 3:25:04 AM

gussrtk said:
you could go with a lower PSU... like 500-550watt save some money

mmmm I think.... this is wayyy better


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWV1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWV1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWV1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon) ~ awesome price right now
CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP 62.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($9.99 @ Newegg) if gaming, need a better cooler, very cheap alternative
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter) I dont know... chose just a better reviewed board.. i know a little more about 100$+
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $412.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 23:24 EST-0500)


I think you should take this into consideration ;) 









Here just a view at full system build



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWZ1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWZ1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWZ1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP 62.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Stallion 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($42.49 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $812.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 23:29 EST-0500)


Those are some nice parts recommendations! Definitely considering basically everything but the psu, case, hard drive, and video card. (Also, I much prefer newegg if it means anything) The gtx 660 I believe is fine for my purposes, and the case you recommended I feel doesn't have enough usb slots. What can be done to alleviate this issue? That isn't a bad case, but alot of the mid range cases out there always seem to be lacking a good amount of usb slots.

For the hdd, I'd much prefer Seagate over WD because I hear that WD hard drives make alot of noise, which is a major turn off for me. I would rather stick to the Seagate 1tb or a seagate ssh ( a little more costly, but I could see some crazy fast boot speeds if I use it). Opinion on that?

As for the PSU, I'm really paranoid about this... I really want a psu that won't screw up spectacularly, and I want to make sure it will power the pc enough for it to work properly. I'd feel comfortable with at least 600w, is this do-able?
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February 2, 2013 12:36:27 PM

Could I get someone else's input on this?
February 2, 2013 2:09:45 PM

Noob12 said:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter)

take this MoBo: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77...
Maybe better take GTX 660Ti
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn66t...
Do not take that 3570 take a 3570k or xeon
this is much better than 3570 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31230v2
see your self: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E3-1...
biggest bang for $ that any intel can give you.
Id take this PSU: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600

hhe does not care for OC why u give unlocked cpu.

also beforw i went pure bufet. sorry i am on mobile. maybe when i get home ill create another
February 2, 2013 2:25:57 PM

This is my suggestion.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $795.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 11:25 EST-0500)
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