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Is this build G2G before i pull the trigger?

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February 21, 2013 12:19:43 PM

Hey guys, I have been looking over this forum for the past couple months on suggested builds and the time has finally come. I got my income tax and I am ready to order everything for my first self built gaming rig. Needless to say I'm really excited! So before pulling the trigger on the order I knew it would be a good idea to run things by you guys here.

I have a few questions but before getting to them I just want to do a quick rundown for why I'm getting this computer: I will be playing all different kinds of games, from RPG's like Diablo 3 and Path of Exile to shooting games like COD. I'm a big gaming fan in general so I will have a variety I'm sure. So besides gaming I will be streaming my gameplay from time to time, downloading media like music/movies/tvshows (also streaming i.e. youtube/twitch) and surfing the interwebz.


So here are a few questions I have:

Is everything compatible?
Does this look like a good rig that will perform well?
For what I spent is it good value? (This is one of the biggest purchases I've made besides a car. But gaming is my biggest hobby)
Is there anything else I need to buy with it (chords ect.)

Any extra advice??? (Feel like I'm missing a question or 2..)


That's all I can think of. If I think of more I will add it here. Many thanks to all of you for your help across the forum, I have spent hours and hours browsing around the great info that is here!


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 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.69 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.20 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1403.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 09:20 EST-0500)

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February 21, 2013 12:28:52 PM

you need optical drive, how else are you going to install windows... any cheap ~20$ will do
Beside that, i see no problems with your build
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February 21, 2013 12:30:44 PM

Oh, I forgot to add that I have an optical drive that I just bought not too long ago for my old PC so I don't need one.
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February 21, 2013 12:45:57 PM

If you don't want to have an optical drive at all, you could install windows via USB. However, having an optical drive would be convenient.
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July 18, 2013 8:23:52 AM

I have an usb disc reader that I use.
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