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wanted a gaming buid for around $1000- 1500
decided on this so far

Intel Core i5 3570K
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti Power Edition OC
CoolerMaster GX 750W PSU
hd: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003
ssd: Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD Retail Box
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  1. kodaxmax said:
    wanted a gaming buid for around $1000- 1500
    decided on this so far

    Intel Core i5 3570K
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
    Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
    MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti Power Edition OC
    CoolerMaster GX 750W PSU
    hd: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003
    ssd: Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD Retail Box

    looks good dont forget the evo 212 or after market cooler..the intel stock cooler fine for light gaming but on a main gaming rig get a better cooler. also look at new egg for cosair power supplys there just as good and they been on sale.
  2. thanks for the quick reply and im definetly gonna go with corsair cpu instead. i also realised my current build only comes to $900 what should i throw a bit more cash at
  3. => Core i5 3570K is a overclocking beast but without a decent CPU cooler its abilities are worthless so like smorizio said get a decent cooler. My suggestion would be Cooler master seidon

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103180

    => Gigabyte is a good brand but AS rock provides better price performance ratio like
    this

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544&Tpk=GIGABYTE%20GA-Z77X-UD3H

    AS Rock Z77 Pro4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157306

    So you can use saving to buy above mentioned cooler!
  4. kodaxmax said:
    thanks for the quick reply and im definetly gonna go with corsair cpu instead. i also realised my current build only comes to $900 what should i throw a bit more cash at

    Get a GTX 670 instead of 660TI
  5. gonna go with a Corsair HX-750 V2 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply
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    kodaxmax said:
    wanted a gaming buid for around $1000- 1500
    decided on this so far

    Intel Core i5 3570K
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
    Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
    MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti Power Edition OC
    CoolerMaster GX 750W PSU
    hd: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003
    ssd: Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD Retail Box


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Compuvest)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($422.13 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1276.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-01 02:52 EST-0500)


    can be had a tad bit cheaper if you got a microcenter nearby.

    personally, i rather have you spend more on the GPU than the SSD. though seeing you still have a bit left in your budget, feel free to go for a larger SSD, unless the budget also include a monitor, keyboard+mouse. if so, drop down a tier or two on the GPU (660ti, 7950,7870XT), while keeping that 120GB SSD, if the costs don't add up.

    except for the 450W variant, most of CM's GX are of poor quality.
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    if you have no plans to crossfire or SLI another card, consider any decent 600W PSU from Corsair, Antec, XFX or Seasonic.
  7. might spend a bit more to getter abetter looking (IMO) case but other than that it looks great gonna check prices for newegg and pc case gear because cheaper shipping
  8. oh anyone wanna recomend an ssd for hazles build?
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