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March 3, 2013 5:13:30 PM

Hey guys, I'm new here. I've been lurking around for sometime and decided to finally come aboard. Here's my first build, let me know what you guys think. Thanks!

I ended up paying little under $1000 for everything plus a monitor. I got the video card for $290, so that helped a bunch.

I've also overclocked it to 4.4ghz @ 1.21 volts, haven't had any instability when testing with Prime95.


Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard

Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 8GB Memory Modules)

Toshiba 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive DT01ACA100

MSI R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC AMD Radeon HD 7970 Overclocked 3072MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card

OCZ Technology Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 120GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

OCZ Technology 700 Watt GameXStream Power Supply

Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow ATX Mid-Tower

Lite-ON 24X SATA DVD Burner

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler

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March 3, 2013 7:48:33 PM

Can a brother get some feedback?
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March 3, 2013 8:44:21 PM

The PSU isn't the best. Would have been better to get an Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

The SSD is a bit old.

Its a very solid build. I like it.
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March 3, 2013 8:57:08 PM

Really good build for the money. i5, z77, ssd, monitor, 7970 all for under $1000, I don't think I can beat that
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March 3, 2013 8:59:31 PM

Thanks guys. I researched for a bit before making the final decision. Some of the stuff is refurb or used, but they are just as good as new.
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