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My First Gaming Build Need Advice (No more consoles for me)

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Thank You Everyone For Your Feedback!
All I have to do now is order it smile.gif


I'll be adding pictures later. 4/18/2013


Build


CPU Intel Core i5-3570K Own it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
CPU Cooler COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Own it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
MOBO ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Own it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
GPU Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Own it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125443
RAM Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Own it
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00592002W/?tag=pcpapi-20
SSD Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD Own it
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007R67FNA/?tag=pcpapi-20
CASE Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R Own it
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Computer-CC-9011011-WW/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353395360&sr=8-1&keywords=400r
PSU SeaSonic X Series X650 650w Own it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
DVD/CD LITEON Own it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
MONITOR ASUS VS228H-P 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor Own it
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Asus-VS228H-P/17253143?findingMethod=rr
MOUSE Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 Own it
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Precision-910-002277/dp/B0055QZ216
KEYBOARD CM Storm Trigger - Fully Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Red CHERRY MX Switches Own it
http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-Trigger-Mechanical-SGK-6000-GKCM1-US/dp/B007TFOO6K
Total: 1211.65 USD

Edited by 7714 - 4/18/13 at 8:40am
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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz T... ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD HGST 500GB 7200 RPM  LITEON COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO 
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Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit ASUS VS228H-P 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor SeaSonic X Series X650 650w Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD HGST 500GB 7200 RPM  LITEON COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO 
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Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit ASUS VS228H-P 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor SeaSonic X Series X650 650w Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R 
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post #2 of 36
get an intel 2500k instead but besides that it looks like a pretty solid build
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post #3 of 36
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Originally Posted by DizZz View Post

get an intel 2500k instead but besides that it looks like a pretty solid build

I thought you couldn't overclock with H77 motherboards. Would you suggest I get a different motherboard as well?
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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz T... ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD HGST 500GB 7200 RPM  LITEON COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO 
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Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit ASUS VS228H-P 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor SeaSonic X Series X650 650w Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD HGST 500GB 7200 RPM  LITEON COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO 
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Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit ASUS VS228H-P 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor SeaSonic X Series X650 650w Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R 
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post #4 of 36
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Originally Posted by 7714 View Post

I thought you couldn't overclock with H77 motherboards. Would you suggest I get a different motherboard as well?

i apologize i looked over that. you are correct. i would suggest this one instead. it's a little more expensive but will give you the option to overclock which will make your computer more future proof.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297
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post #5 of 36
i would replace the SSD with something cheaper like a 7200rpm HDD since SSD is bull****
post #6 of 36
Here you go bro

My build vs yours.
Better cpu
better Mb
Better ram
Better Power Supply
Case with better Airflow.
Has a real cpu cooler "stock really sucks" allowing you get more performance from your system.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite 70.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $802.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 01:28 EST-0500)

Or drop Windows * really no need to Cough buy wiindows cough... Add SSD...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master X6 Elite 70.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.16 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $798.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 01:31 EST-0500)
Edited by Hokies83 - 11/16/12 at 10:57pm
    
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i7 3770k 5.2ghz  GIGABYTE G1 Assassin Sniper 3 7950 with Alphacool block 7950 w/ Alphacool Block 
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7950 w/ Alphacool block G.SKILL Trident X 2500mhz 2x4gb SanDisk Extreme 240gb sata III 6gbs x5 SwiftTech Apongee Drive II 
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Monsta 360 86mm thick rad X 4 MCP 35X Pump x2 400ML Frozen Q Fusion res x3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
CatLeap 2560x1440 + Acer hn274h bmiiid 120hz 3D Logitech G19 Corsair Ax1200 watts  Mountain Mods Ascension 
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7950 w/ Alphacool block G.SKILL Trident X 2500mhz 2x4gb SanDisk Extreme 240gb sata III 6gbs x5 SwiftTech Apongee Drive II 
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post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by kx11 View Post

i would replace the SSD with something cheaper like a 7200rpm HDD since SSD is bull****

Are you referring to the price per gigabyte or SSD in general lol.
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD HGST 500GB 7200 RPM  LITEON COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO 
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Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit ASUS VS228H-P 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor SeaSonic X Series X650 650w Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD HGST 500GB 7200 RPM  LITEON COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit ASUS VS228H-P 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor SeaSonic X Series X650 650w Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R 
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post #8 of 36
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Originally Posted by kx11 View Post

i would replace the SSD with something cheaper like a 7200rpm HDD since SSD is bull****

what do you mean exactly, my samsung 830 is way better than my 230gb 7200rpm
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post #9 of 36
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Are you referring to the price per gigabyte or SSD in general lol.

well not really sure what he is talking about an ssd being bull. they are extremely fast, and I highly suggest one. granted they cost more than a disk drive, but if you have an operating system and a few games there will be plenty of room and the speed will be worth it. if you have tons and tons of stuff to store than a disk drive will be better, but with my gaming only rig I barley have 100 gigs of stuff on my drive and I have at least 4 or 5 different games installed.
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post #10 of 36
Quote:
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Are you referring to the price per gigabyte or SSD in general lol.

SSD in general


it can get slower over time FYI while a cheaper 7200rpm HDD won't
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