First Build

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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  1. Can a brother get some feedback?
  2. 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.
  3. Really good build for the money. i5, z77, ssd, monitor, 7970 all for under $1000, I don't think I can beat that
  4. 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.
  5. jkim3464 said:
    Can a brother get some feedback?

    Don't...

    Bump posts


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
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