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May 10, 2012, 01:01 AM
Join Date: May 2012
Check My Build
Hey everyone! Building a new computer by myself for the first time (built one with the help of an experienced individual) and I'd like a few more opinions on the build I've picked out. Feel free to post or send me a message with reasoning for the part switch or recommendations and I'd appreciate it greatly! I'll take any criticism I can get but preferably positive! Thanks again.
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP16GX3M4X1600C7
CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature
Again this is my first time and things like hard drive size and the amount of ram are personal preference. Thanks in advance; community on this site seems fairly solid!
General use of the computer is gaming at max settings while providing a safe investment for the future; I'd like the computer to last a good 3 to 4 years like my current one has.
Included this as a reply but I'll post it on the first one as well:
It was also brought to my attention I'd need to pick up a new version of windows 7 due to the OEM on my original disk? Is this true; or any possible way around it? I've thought about dropping the sound card and getting the OS instead but I wanted to check first.
I went ahead and removed the sound card as the money I save will allow me to purchase a gold rated power supply as someone pointed out in comments. I appreciate all the help you guys have given and will be placing my order within the next few days.
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