building new desktop, need expert eyes

Dear readers,

I never built a desktop before. I have no knowledge of computers. Been using friends laptop all my computing life. So please i ask for your help. Thank you. Based on research that i have done, i composed a list of parts , hopefully someone can guide me on what to buy or not buy or even a better customize computer for about $850.00(USD)

cpu-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

motherboard- GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ram - Kingston HyperX XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9B1RK2/8X

power supply - OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

gpu- EVGA 01G-P4-3656-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Superclocked 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card

hard drive - Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

heat sink fan cpu- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel

case - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

i look forward to everyone's help
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  1. shishiosaki said:
    Dear readers,

    I never built a desktop before. I have no knowledge of computers. Been using friends laptop all my computing life. So please i ask for your help. Thank you. Based on research that i have done, i composed a list of parts , hopefully someone can guide me on what to buy or not buy or even a better customize computer for about $850.00(USD)

    cpu-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

    motherboard- GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    ram - Kingston HyperX XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9B1RK2/8X

    power supply - OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

    gpu- EVGA 01G-P4-3656-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Superclocked 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card

    hard drive - Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    heat sink fan cpu- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel

    case - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

    i look forward to everyone's help


    I would say get the 4670K CPU and Motherboard. Also the GTX 650 Ti Boost isnt the best option, i would get the GTX 660 or GTX 660 Ti, they may be a bit more but are better. Hope that helps a bit, other then that the systems pretty good.
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