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February 17, 2013 10:30:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: By tonight if possible.

Budget Range: $900-$1100 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Games, School, Surfing the net

Are you buying a monitor: yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, but I will not include it in the budget

Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg

Location: Sunrise, Florida, United States

Overclocking: Maybe in the distant future.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
Case: APEVIA X-DREAMER3-BK Black Metal ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Graphic Card: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Power Supply: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Additional Comments: I plan to use the stock cpu fan or should I look for a different cpu fan? Do you see anything I need to change or how I can improve it? Thank you for your time.

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February 17, 2013 10:37:11 PM

You wont be able to OC that CPU its a non"K" Type switch it for the correct one and get a aftermarket cooler Hyper 212 Evo for $30

Drop Mobo down to a ASRock Extreme4

PSU is crappy go with a better brand: Antec, Silverstone, SeaSonic, Corsair or PC &P cooling and switch it to a 550W possibly even a 500W with a Tier 1 PSU

use extra money to up GPU as much as possible

February 17, 2013 10:50:29 PM

The build looks solid enough.
The psu will prob. be ok but most of the guys here would suggest a corsair , antec , or seasonic psu. xfx psu,s are pretty good too. Rosewill are fine more often than not, but the brands I mentioned are best stability and consistant current...

You didn't list an ssd for a system drive. I would suggest at least an 120g sata3 ssd like Sandisk extreme for your system drive for faster response,faster booting etc.

You can always partition a part of your had drive for a backup. I might also consider a 2 tb hdd since they don't cost much more.

The only other thing I would consider is an afermarket cpu cooler since you said you might like to overclock in the future.

The case would not be my choice, but that is more tailored to you any way. If you like it go for it. It just seems wierd to me to get a case with a big side window and the inside not be painted black or some color to match your board. They also make blue colored g.skill ram if it is in your interest to match colors...

Also get the k version of cpu for over clocking...
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February 17, 2013 10:58:37 PM
February 17, 2013 11:13:22 PM

get an Z77 motherboard

get a 660Ti/7950 or a 670/7970 which ever of those 4 GPUs that would benefit from your games the most and is in your price range

everything else good
February 17, 2013 11:16:50 PM
February 17, 2013 11:17:54 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC90LS 28.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($113.69 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Wired Network Adapter: Rosewill RC-404 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI Network Adapter ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.82 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $924.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 20:17 EST-0500)

This would be best :) .
February 17, 2013 11:27:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1017.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 20:26 EST-0500)

No SSD, that's the only problem.
February 17, 2013 11:41:22 PM

I'm going to use the ASRock Z77 and stick to the GPU I choose. Thank you all for your time and suggestions. Have a good night and thank you all again.
February 17, 2013 11:42:49 PM

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 ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Vulcan Black MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1041.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 20:41 EST-0500)

Has a 670 in it, therefore performs much better than the rest of the builds. I know people are going to give me crap about the power supply, but it has amazing reviews and a golden award from Hardware Secrets. Corsair isn't the only good PSU brand.
February 17, 2013 11:44:14 PM

ahinsz said:
I'm going to use the ASRock Z77 and stick to the GPU I choose. Thank you all for your time and suggestions. Have a good night and thank you all again.


The 660 isn't really a great for your budget.
February 17, 2013 11:45:28 PM

cutebeans said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC90LS 28.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($113.69 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Wired Network Adapter: Rosewill RC-404 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI Network Adapter ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.82 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $924.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 20:17 EST-0500)

This would be best :) .


Why did you choose that CPU cooler?
February 17, 2013 11:58:15 PM

I don't feel comfortable spending that much more. I still have to buy the OS.
February 18, 2013 12:47:36 AM

I've ordered my parts, and I just want to thank you all again. Have a good night.
February 18, 2013 3:39:39 AM

select best answer to close the thread and then when your done building ur pc post pics up in the top post in the forums to show us your work
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