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March 1, 2013 10:04:24 PM

my budget is about $1500 and ive had some conflicting opinions from a couple of freinds and wanted to know wther or not this is a solid build or not. any inout welcome.

cpu: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz quad processor

cpu cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

graphics card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti Power Edition OC 2GB

solidstate drive: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

hardrive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

os: windows 7

power supply: Corsair HX-750 V2 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply

case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window

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March 1, 2013 10:08:35 PM

Go with a 7870XT instead of the 660 Ti, it's cheaper and more powerful there is no reason NOT to get it.

You do not need that many watts on your PSU to run that GPU unless you plan on CrossfireX and even then it may not use that much, it will save you a few dollars. Stick to that brand though.

The samsung 840 series has a low lifespan look into the 840 pro series it's going to be a lot better than the one you have.

Other than those changes you are set for a LONG time.

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March 1, 2013 10:12:51 PM

thanks for the speedy answer. ill have a look at the stuff you suggested thnx.
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March 1, 2013 10:44:11 PM

Cheaper mb unless you need the extra back panel options
Cheaper ram that is still good quality
Blue over black as the blacks are not worth the price
Plextor SSD, it is a re brand of Sandforce SSD but still fast as the 840 regular but MLC instead of TLC
XFX PSU is enough for your rig if not CFX and is made by seasonic


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: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.52 @ Amazon)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $833.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-01 19:44 EST-0500)
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March 1, 2013 11:23:20 PM

Best answer selected by kodaxmax.
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