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$1500 first build advise

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ct2A
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ct2A/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ct2A/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($234.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Adorama)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($143.99 @ Best Buy)

Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)

Case Fan: Thermaltake AF0007 66.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($18.61 @ Amazon)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1228.76

then for my gpu i have a nvidia gforce gtx 550ti that i was gonna use

any advice on changes would be helpful
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  1. I would highly suggest getting at least a 660ti. There is no point in getting a high end PC if only one part bottlenecks it.
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    I think I would drop that whole build. You don't need 16GB of RAM or the extra case fan. The Sabertooth is ridiculously expensive and thermal armor doesn't work as advertised. I'd also drop the BD-R burner because you need playback software which runs an additional $100 a license.

    Here's what I would suggest for your budget:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($103.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1377.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 01:58 EST-0500)
  3. g-unit1111 said:
    I think I would drop that whole build. You don't need 16GB of RAM or the extra case fan. The Sabertooth is ridiculously expensive and thermal armor doesn't work as advertised. I'd also drop the BD-R burner because you need playback software which runs an additional $100 a license.

    Here's what I would suggest for your budget:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($103.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1377.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 01:58 EST-0500)

    I second this motion.
  4. Thanks for the input i appreciate it
    i like your ideas and will most likely use it
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