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Gaming pc @ $1200 need advise

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February 14, 2013 3:32:01 AM

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $223.79

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99

Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $199.99

Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $46.99

Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $71.99
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $114.99

Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $239.99

Case Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99

Power Supply Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $119.99

Optical Drive LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer $18.98

about $1200.
Is there any improvement I can make ?

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February 14, 2013 3:38:52 AM

You are spending too much on the motherboard. Buy an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 instead and put the money saved into an AMD Radeon 7950. The rest of the build is solid though.
February 14, 2013 3:41:07 AM

Hi, there are a lot of things that we can do to lessen the cost.

and we can get a better video card.
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February 14, 2013 3:42:35 AM
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get this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get this GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The GPU also comes with Crysis 3 and Bioshock for free
February 14, 2013 3:48:34 AM

plasmaj12345 said:
You are spending too much on the motherboard. Buy an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 instead and put the money saved into an AMD Radeon 7950. The rest of the build is solid though.



Are there any other recommendations for the mobo?
February 14, 2013 4:05:22 AM

ASRock extreme4 @ $130
March 1, 2013 12:09:34 AM

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