Picked some parts for building a PC, would like your opinions.

With some help of r/buildapc I chose some parts for a gaming machine. Here they are:

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 ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($138.74 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1352.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-06 15:58 EDT-0400)

So I'd like your opinions! How well would this machine run games like Battlefield 3 or Crysis 3 on high/ultra? Is there anything you would change! Please post on the comments below.
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  1. Good components. The Seasonic PSU is good but I like to see a 650 watts PSU in place of the 550 watts PSU (just adequate).
  2. These PSU's would be a better choice, they don't cost to much extra either: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182073
  3. Ya seasonic g-series has bad fans...
  4. Mike Ream said:
    I'm going to set up my first computer and way wondering if all of my parts could work together. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 Eight-core 3.5GHz

    RAM:Patriot G2 Series 2x8GB 240-Pin

    O. Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner

    Case: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU

    Storage:Famous Brand ARHD750SA3 750GB 5400 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    GPU: PowerColor AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB GDDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card - AX6670 2GBK3-H

    PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply

    OS: Windows 8

    All of this runs about $810ish (with monitor, keyboard and mouse)

    My main concern is do i have enough power to run all this.

    Thanks


    You shouldn't jack peoples threads like that, but I'll help you. Everything looks good but that PSU. If it was a good brand it'd be fine, but it's not so don't buy it. A 6670 is pretty out dated, I would recommend a 7750.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
    or this PSU
    http://www.amazon.com/Antec-VP-450-Energy-Certified-Supply/dp/B004IZN3K2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365289549&sr=8-1&keywords=antec+vp
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969 (make sure you get a DDR5 7750)
    You have a strong CPU so you could get a real powerful GPU if you wanted. I would look at buying teh PSU I recommend to the OP, then you can throw anything you want in there.
  5. mace200200 said:
    Mike Ream said:
    I'm going to set up my first computer and way wondering if all of my parts could work together. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 Eight-core 3.5GHz

    RAM:Patriot G2 Series 2x8GB 240-Pin

    O. Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner

    Case: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU

    Storage:Famous Brand ARHD750SA3 750GB 5400 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    GPU: PowerColor AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB GDDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card - AX6670 2GBK3-H

    PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply

    OS: Windows 8

    All of this runs about $810ish (with monitor, keyboard and mouse)

    My main concern is do i have enough power to run all this.

    Thanks


    You shouldn't jack peoples threads like that, but I'll help you. Everything looks good but that PSU. If it was a good brand it'd be fine, but it's not so don't buy it. A 6670 is pretty out dated, I would recommend a 7750.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
    or this PSU
    http://www.amazon.com/Antec-VP-450-Energy-Certified-Supply/dp/B004IZN3K2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365289549&sr=8-1&keywords=antec+vp
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969 (make sure you get a DDR5 7750)
    You have a strong CPU so you could get a real powerful GPU if you wanted. I would look at buying teh PSU I recommend to the OP, then you can throw anything you want in there.

    I Don't think my mobo has a 3.0 PCI for the GPU you suggested. I'm no expert in computers but I'm learning so I don't know how well it will work with my setup.
  6. I don't think I actually need 750W for overclocking, maybe I'll get a 650/600W power supply. Any specific brand you'd recommend guys?
    BTW, can this build run some of the amazing-breathtaking-outstanding games that I mentioned in something like 40 or 60 fps?

    Edit: By the way part and a missing word
  7. Mike Ream said:
    mace200200 said:
    Mike Ream said:
    I'm going to set up my first computer and way wondering if all of my parts could work together. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 Eight-core 3.5GHz

    RAM:Patriot G2 Series 2x8GB 240-Pin

    O. Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner

    Case: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU

    Storage:Famous Brand ARHD750SA3 750GB 5400 RPM SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    GPU: PowerColor AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB GDDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card - AX6670 2GBK3-H

    PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply

    OS: Windows 8

    All of this runs about $810ish (with monitor, keyboard and mouse)

    My main concern is do i have enough power to run all this.

    Thanks


    You shouldn't jack peoples threads like that, but I'll help you. Everything looks good but that PSU. If it was a good brand it'd be fine, but it's not so don't buy it. A 6670 is pretty out dated, I would recommend a 7750.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
    or this PSU
    http://www.amazon.com/Antec-VP-450-Energy-Certified-Supply/dp/B004IZN3K2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365289549&sr=8-1&keywords=antec+vp
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969 (make sure you get a DDR5 7750)
    You have a strong CPU so you could get a real powerful GPU if you wanted. I would look at buying teh PSU I recommend to the OP, then you can throw anything you want in there.

    I Don't think my mobo has a 3.0 PCI for the GPU you suggested. I'm no expert in computers but I'm learning so I don't know how well it will work with my setup.



    PCIE version makes hardly any difference. A 3.0 card will work in any version slot.
  8. Gabriel Bohm said:
    I don't think I actually need 750W for overclocking, maybe I'll get a 650/600W power supply. Any specific brand you'd recommend guys?
    BTW, can this build run some of the amazing-breathtaking-outstanding games that I mentioned in something like 40 or 60 fps?

    Edit: By the way part and a missing word


    750w is overkill but, you'll have room to add a second card if you would want to, and any single card that will be coming out next year. You could do 650w but then I wouldn't run crossfire one it. 650w is kind of a weird power, 750w and 550w are more common so there's not a whole lot of options that are priced decently. This is close, but I would either save the money and get the XFX 550w, or go big and buy the Rosewill 750w.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044
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