First Gaming PC, wondering if price is worth the parts

HI all, I'm in the works of thinking out my first gaming PC
Here are the parts: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25Pwt
Any critiques are welcome
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  1. Looks good, I only have a few suggestions:

    Processor: Right now you have an i5-3470, for $20 more you could get the i5-3570k which is a significant improvement. Either way, you're fine.

    Motherboard: That's a good motherboard you have listed, but take a look at this one, It's cheaper. Although it does have less ports, looking at your current build, that shouldn't be a problem. Just something to consider.

    Operating System: I'm Just wondering why you went with Windows 8 Pro.

    Everything else looks solid! I guess you could find a cheaper case (This one, maybe?) but that's not a big deal at all.

    Nice job!

    DonQuixoteMC
  2. Pricewise, the processor jump was covered by the cheaper case, so thanks for that

    I am leaning towards the current MOBO I chose as I personally prefer to use ASUS

    Went Windows 8 Pro because I wanted to see endprices with some of the best stuff, but looking at the benefits, Windows 8 Normal seems better for $40 less

    Thanks for the input
  3. labcoatman said:
    Pricewise, the processor jump was covered by the cheaper case, so thanks for that

    I am leaning towards the current MOBO I chose as I personally prefer to use ASUS

    Went Windows 8 Pro because I wanted to see endprices with some of the best stuff, but looking at the benefits, Windows 8 Normal seems better for $40 less

    Thanks for the input


    Yeah, the motherboard was a shot in the dark. I probably shouldn't have recommended it without due research. It looked fine on paper, but I had never heard of the brand before, and it's super inexpensive. Which is a suspicious combination for getting a lemon. I have to agree with you on sticking with your original motherboard.
    In the event that you would need to shave the price down, I would look for a slightly cheaper motherboard. Regardless, ASUS motherboards are just nice to work with. So you can't really go wrong.

    I was always curious if Windows 8 pro was better than normal Windows 8. I just never was forty dollars curious. :P

    Glad I could help. Have fun with the build!

    DonQuixoteMC
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