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Adequate mid range gaming build?

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February 7, 2013 7:25:21 AM

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k

Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77vlk

Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn660...

Rosewill R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-r5

Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430

Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihds...

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Base Total: $896.46
Mail-in Rebates: -$55.00
Total: $841.46






February 7, 2013 7:38:40 AM

Its pretty good yea.

If you don't intend to overclock you can save a few bucks, and if you do, you will need aftermarket cooling to clock to anything decent.
February 7, 2013 7:42:39 AM

The rig isn't too bad but i think improvements could be made.

Added a CPU cooler to utilise the k chip and Z77 board, larger HDD, better GPU, PSU has higher wattage, more reliable and modular.

It is also a little cheaper, if you dont live near a microcentre it's still only $822.87 getting the parts at amazon.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $797.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 04:40 EST-0500)
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