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February 6, 2013 1:16:56 PM

First, I just wanted to thanks everyone here for giving me advice and helping me with my first build in a long time. I am really enjoying my new PC so far, it's great to have one again and not just an old laptop.
So this build is a little on the pricey side, but it's more for the PC builder who doesn't need anything too crazy and wants some pretty good stuff to last a good amount of time.
Here it is:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($158.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1205.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-06 09:59 EST-0500)

Here is what this build achieved for me:
1. plain and simple(plain black case no crazy lights), options for future add-ons.
2. somewhat future proof. The i5 3570k is ready for overclock whenever I want(will need to get an aftermarket cooler when I am ready)
3. Good video card. It plays all the latest games on high/ultra.
4. Fast boot. SSD for OS/applications. HDD for storage/games.

For an average guy who has some money to spend to have a nice PC for a few years, and is able to upgrade to keep it relevant for some time.

Thanks,
Ken
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February 6, 2013 1:31:15 PM

this should do fine for the next 2-3 years
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February 6, 2013 2:00:21 PM

Way more PSU than needed.
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February 6, 2013 3:04:04 PM

not of he plans to go SLI in a few months
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February 6, 2013 3:06:11 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
not of he plans to go SLI in a few months


Yep. plan was to be able to upgrade when needed.
I have 3 extra fans, but no more fan headers. What do you guys suggest? A fan controller? or just a splitter of some kind?
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February 6, 2013 4:23:08 PM

kreichs said:
Yep. plan was to be able to upgrade when needed.
I have 3 extra fans, but no more fan headers. What do you guys suggest? A fan controller? or just a splitter of some kind?


SLI of a 660 on your current motherboard will give you one at x4 PCI2

Just thought you better know before you buy that motherboard
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