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February 15, 2013 4:23:05 PM

Hi all,
I am attempting my first build and was looking for any suggestions or advice before I make my final purchases. I am mainly going to be using this PC for gaming and other media. Here are the specs.

Case:
Rosewill Thor V2 ATX Full Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-227-...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W 80 Plus Bronze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BR Drive: ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total Price is ~1500, which is also my max budget. Thanks!

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February 15, 2013 4:29:06 PM

I would cut out the BR Drive and get a modular PSU.
February 15, 2013 4:32:46 PM

Expensive mobo as well - do you need that one?
-Bruce
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February 15, 2013 4:38:28 PM

dish_moose said:
Expensive mobo as well - do you need that one?
-Bruce

i want to be able to upgrade easily, also i am a fan of ROG. Which one would you suggest?
February 15, 2013 4:42:23 PM

What are you going to upgrade to - no better cpu for gaming will fit that cpu socket.
-Bruce
February 15, 2013 4:49:52 PM

dish_moose said:
What are you going to upgrade to - no better cpu for gaming will fit that cpu socket.
-Bruce

not sure...just trying to get the best available i guess. how much should i be paying for the mobo?
February 15, 2013 5:58:23 PM

crazyg0053 said:
That PSU is good

Awesome, thanks for the help!
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