Is this a solid decision of parts?

Hey all,

so this build really encompasses everything i want to get for my new PC. can you please tell me if its good or if you would consider making some changes to give me more value? i can go a bit higher but i really like its pricing as of now.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ghd9

Thanks,
Daniel.
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  1. one thing I would change is go to a quad core CPU. This would give you more future proofing and allow you to keep the system longer with out upgrading.
  2. which CPU would you suggest?
  3. if it is in your budget go with something like this Ivy Bridge CPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
  4. and i wont need a CPU cooler for it?

    also i dont know...its a little steep.
  5. it will come with a cooler albeit a stock intel cooler. stick with an Ivy Bridge CPU they have cheaper ones but that one is a top of the line For gaming.
  6. +1^ a quad core like an i5 is good if you want to record in hd (720p) if you live near a micro center you can get an i5 3470 for 150USD. (cant overclock but theres more benefit overclocking your gpu than your cpu)
  7. For $1K you can definitely get a better CPU than an i3. I'd forgo the SSD initially and then you can add one later.

    Try this:

    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 ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.45 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1066.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 18:55 EDT-0400)

    If you don't need the SSD it comes down to $985.07.
  8. g-unit1111 said:
    For $1K you can definitely get a better CPU than an i3. I'd forgo the SSD initially and then you can add one later.

    Try this:

    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 ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.45 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1066.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 18:55 EDT-0400)

    If you don't need the SSD it comes down to $985.07.


    his original build had an OS, mouse, and monitor. i dont think his budget for the tower is 1k
  9. Sarutobi0997 said:
    g-unit1111 said:
    For $1K you can definitely get a better CPU than an i3. I'd forgo the SSD initially and then you can add one later.

    Try this:

    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 ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.45 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1066.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 18:55 EDT-0400)

    If you don't need the SSD it comes down to $985.07.


    his original build had an OS, mouse, and monitor. i dont think his budget for the tower is 1k


    I seriously would skip the $100 keyboard and $40 mouse on such a limited budget. If you need monitor that is one thing but these are things you can definitely add on later. Don't let that cut into your budget.
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