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Check my specs. NEW BUILD!!

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February 23, 2013 7:05:50 PM

Hey, New computer build, I am not up to date with the new hardware like graphics cards ect ect. So I wanted you to please check my computer specs before I buy them. My budget it $1500 and this is what I came up so far.
Intel CPU Core i5 3570K - LGA 1155
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Intel Mainboard - LGA 1155
Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 Vengeance (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9)
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB (SH103S3/240G) 2.5" SSD
Corsair HX850 V2 850 Watt 80 PLUS Gold
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced
Gainward nVidia GTX 660 Ti Phantom 2GB

I am not sure if there is anything "new" that is around same price and I could replace with anything I have here, if there is please tell me and tell me how good this build is.

Overall please give me a review on this build. Thank you very much!

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February 23, 2013 8:51:38 PM

Purpose of this build? Are you overclocking?
February 23, 2013 8:59:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.59 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($453.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1262.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 17:55 EST-0500)

That is way under your price limit, if you ever should want to do a 2-way SLI, then a 750W PSU should be there. For editing 16GB is good, is you are gaming, then switch to 8 GB. I put 2 TB HDD there, because it is a bit more expensive, but a lot more storage. I left the case there, it seemed that you liked it.
EDIT: Forgot to write that, if you are going to OC (it seems you are), then add a CPU cooler. Hyper 212 EVO is good. And then you should get low profile RAM too.
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February 24, 2013 12:32:17 AM

Thanks, Yeah I changed some things around. Also I cant get it that cheap because I live in Australia. It all comes toghter at the price of $1.300 + My case $200. Which is around $1500. Forgot to add + a fan for OC.
February 24, 2013 12:49:10 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Foxcomp)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($479.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1122.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 13:48 EST+1100)

Austrailia prices. I left out a case so you can choose your own.

Edit: Realized how expensive nvidia is at australia compared to amd radeon. The gtx 670 is about the same price as a 7970 ghz edition. http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&... This is better than a gtx 670.
February 24, 2013 12:51:03 AM

Samsung 840 pro 256gb if you can spare the extra money.
February 24, 2013 1:58:24 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.00 @ Foxcomp)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1349.00 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 14:57 EST+1100)

All from AU places. I put an OS on there (as you don't mention needing/not needing one). Left case off so you can pick your own.
February 24, 2013 4:42:38 AM

Yeah Australian prices, lucky I got my GPU for only 290$. Thanks everyone.
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