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First Time PC Build. Compatibility Check and Suggestions

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February 6, 2013 3:06:57 AM

Hello,
Any suggestions or help to lower price without sacrificing performance is more than welcome. The case is basically exactly what i want though. And i really like the motherboard look since it has good performance.
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.68 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($234.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($100.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($380.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) ($163.63 @ Amazon)
Total: $1765.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 23:53 EST-0500)

Sound Card- Open for suggestions

Keyboard and Mouse- Open for suggestions

Also looking for a fan and temperature controller for the front 5.25 drive bay. Heard nothing but bad reviews on almost all of the nice looking ones on newegg.


Notes- I will be using a 60 inch Aquos TV for the monitor and was wondering if that was going to cause any issues. Just not enough space or places to setup a desk with monitors. Im looking for primarily gaming, and game design such as programming and everyday use. Also would it be worth the little extra for another SSD to put the games i would currently be playing on? Like another 128?
February 6, 2013 3:23:43 AM

Get an i5 3570k.
If you really want to cut down pointless price get this motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get this team 8gb 1600 ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get a 7970 if you want a stronger card for the same price, or get a 7950 if you want nearly the same performance for $80 less. It will overclock past the 7950 easily. The 7950 boost is 2% weaker than a 670, and the normal 7970 is 1% weaker than a 680.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I don't see why you would get such an expensive case.
Here is windows 7 64 bit(don't know why you would need both) for $63 less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That cut about $330 out of your build.

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February 6, 2013 3:35:17 AM

I second the i5-3570k. Expensive motherboards are overrated in my opinion.
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February 6, 2013 3:56:44 AM

ya that case is overkill... also you can find better prices on internal bluray players for cheaper.
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