New build - High-end Gamer

Hello there,

I will sell my old built soon and im looking to a replacement. I have put many parts together, let's take a look..!! Feel free to comments every suggestion or comment is welcome..!

I'm mostly a Gamer with just little to no OC on the horizon.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ENmd

CPU : Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
MB : Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
RAM Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
Storage : Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
GPU : PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
Case : Corsair 600T Mesh (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU : Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Drive : Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Monitor : Asus PA248Q 24.1" Monitor
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  1. Since you are not OCing, you don't need a K CPU, a CPU cooler or a Z77 motherboard.

    1600 RAM is enough but hey, that's cheap.
  2. get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EQMk

    ram
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321

    case. last day. hurry
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67628&promoid=1139

    psu
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257

    -no need for a ROG board if you are not going to overclock
    -no k chip if you are not going to overclock
    -no need for a CPU cooler if you dont overclock
    -fast ram is utterly useless
    -no need for so much wattage
    -no need for a atx case if you are not using all the space
    -games dont run on blu-ray disks but if you watch blu-ray movies, go put it back in
    -1920x1200 isnt worth it over 1080p
  3. Really nice comment on this.
    Kind of a eye-opener on lower budget option available.

    Some of the parts i chooce may seen overkill, but i put them as a stability/performance option for the money.
    I use my PC mostly for gaming but it is used for workstation as well.

    for 40$ i still think the cpu i choose get better overall performance may be wrong.
    MB Will need to check on that maybe the one i pick is too expensive for what i need. I just love the ROG esthetic and stability
    I will need to look more on the monitor I first pick, your choice seen really interesting. 1200 over 1080 for Gaming.
    Not sure if i will keep the Blue-ray drive anymore

    RAm for around 20$ i will probly keep them depending of the MB i pick. I read really interesting articles on performance with Intel setting.

    Case is a good deal you found.

    PSU for the stability and load i perfer to go with safer option. The one i pick is a plat and i want it to work around 60% load.
  4. Quote:

    Some of the parts i chooce may seen overkill, but i put them as a stability/performance option for the money.
    I use my PC mostly for gaming but it is used for workstation as well.


    There's no reason to get an ROG board as was stated, but get a full ATX board.

    Quote:
    for 40$ i still think the cpu i choose get better overall performance may be wrong.


    If you're not overclocking no need for the 3570K.

    Quote:
    Not sure if i will keep the Blue-ray drive anymore


    Yeah I heavily discourage against BD-R on PC. Two reasons. The first is that games being produced on BD-R will never happen. Everything is moving toward online distribution like Steam. The second is that the playback software costs an extra $100 a license and is heavily unreliable. It's more of a hassle than it should be.

    Here's what I would recommend:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($320.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($144.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1108.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 13:50 EST-0500)
  5. if its a true workstation, you are better off with a xeon e3 1230v2 at that rate. but you arent exactly putting working in the priority list
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