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February 2, 2013 10:11:50 PM

I am having a system built, I'm just a little less knowledgeable enough to build my own, so this is as close as I want to get. I already have a win 7 license and that's the OS I want, so that isn't necessary. Can anyone tell me if this build is ok? I did some basic checking and my budget was less than 1k, but I'm paying a bit over that just because there are some things I won't cheap out on (low wattage for PS, videocard specs, etc.)



Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Quad Core 6000K
Coolermaster Hyper101, Vertical, 2 Copper Heat Pipes, Extra Quiet CPU fan
MSI Z77A-G41, Onboard Video, HDMI, X-Fire, USB 3.0, SATA3, GB LAN
16GB (2x8GB) PC10600 DDR3 1333 Dual Channel
GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB PCI EXpress 16X Quad l head, HDMI
1000.0 GB Western Digital Green SATA3 6GB/s 64m cache
Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1
Ethernet network adapter (onboard)
Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Pink front USB, eSATA, LCD temp. display
Apevia 700W Extra Quiet Power Supply SLI & X-fire ready

Am I missing anything I should be getting? Is anything not compatible? Yes, it's pink. I'm a girl gamer who does a few graphic things and internet stuff mostly, so hopefully this will do it. Thanks in advance!

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 2, 2013 10:18:41 PM
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Only get a PSU from Antec, XFX, Seasonic or Corsair. 500-600 watts will be plenty for your system.

Get 1600mhz RAM. If you are mostly gaming get only 8gb. Games only use 4gb. If you are editing videos then go for the 16gb.

Don't get a Western Digital Green drive. Its a slow storage drive. Get a WD blue or black.

You won't need a sound card unless you are recording and editing audio on a professional level.

You don't need an aftermarket cooler for the CPU because that CPU cannot be overclocked.
February 2, 2013 10:19:51 PM

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 2, 2013 10:21:30 PM

Anytime!
February 2, 2013 10:31:18 PM

Best answer selected by pantherathecat.
February 2, 2013 10:35:02 PM

I went back and got the default cpu fan, Antec NEO Power supply, and a 1600 for the memory.

Thanks! You saved me money and frustration!
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