First build in 5 years, opinions..

Hey guys, this is my first build in a LONG time so not sure what to expect. Wanted a couple opinions on what this thing will be capable of and what it wont be. I will mostly be using it for gaming and watching/burning a couple bluerays. Im currently playing my games on a 2.4ghz laptop with 1gb video card and 6gb RAM so im sure it will be an upgrade to say the least.


ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel 7 Series Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3570K CPU 3.4GHZ QUAD CORE
H70 CORE High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Kingston HyperX Red KHX16C10B1R/8 8GB Memory Module - 1600MHz
Kingston HyperX Red KHX16C10B1R/8 8GB Memory Module - 1600MHz
Kingwin ABT-750MM Maximum Series ATX Power Supply
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 02G-P4-2660-KR Video Card - 2GB GDDR5
Pioneer Internal 15X Blu-Ray Burner
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB Serial ATA Hard Drive - 7200

thoughts?
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  1. First off, there's no case. Do you already own a case? If so, which one do you have? Since it's for gaming, you only need 8gb ram. Your psu is overkill unless you are planning to SLI later on. I changed to the liquid cooler to a h100i with the dual radiators. With these changes, you can get a 660ti. I need to know what case you have or if you just forgot to put a case though.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.59 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-2208 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $974.52
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 14:00 EST-0500)
  2. Ya sorry forgot to add the case.

    Thermaltake VN40006W2N Commander MS-I Snow Edition Tower Case
  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FJ8y
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FJ8y/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FJ8y/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($133.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate SV35.5 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $829.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 16:55 EST-0500)
  4. What's your budget?
  5. mgsfreak said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FJ8y
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FJ8y/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FJ8y/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($133.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate SV35.5 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $829.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 16:55 EST-0500)


    why on earth would you downgrade a 3570 to a 6100?
  6. Why get an H100i for an Ivy Bridge CPU? Even a cheap, lower mid-ranged cooler can get them overclocked to a point where further overclocking won't help gaming and temps are still good.
  7. blazorthon said:
    Why get an H100i for an Ivy Bridge CPU? Even a cheap, lower mid-ranged cooler can get them overclocked to a point where further overclocking won't help gaming and temps are still good.


    +1
  8. mgsfreak said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FJ8y
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FJ8y/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FJ8y/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($133.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate SV35.5 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $829.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 16:55 EST-0500)


    Why is there Dominator RAM in this build?
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