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Old November 8, 2012, 10:37 AM
As1anSwagger As1anSwagger is offline
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Default ~$1,500 Gaming Rig, Opinions welcome

Hello, I am building my first gaming rig so I would like to have a second opinion on whether the choices I made for this gaming-oriented pc will be good or not. Note, I will be overclocking the gpu and cpu, and I will probably not expand the pc (Ex: a second gpu) after buying this.

Here's a link to the newegg wishlist: HERE

Item list:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $170

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor - $230

CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 - $75

Memory: Corsair Vengeance (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory - $41

SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SATA III SSD - $100

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" HDD
- $110

Power Supply:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W Power Supply
- $90

Video Card:
MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
- $310

Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $150

Sound Card:
ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Xonar DG Sound Card
- $30

Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Mechanical Keyboard - $130

Mouse: Razer Deathadder Optical Mouse - $60

Windows 7 Home Premium - $100

Various discounts brings the total to around $1490.

Changes/decision I have made:

-2500k to 3570k
-Blackwidow Ultimate to K90
-750W PSU to 650W PSU (To save money)
-660Ti or 670?

Thanks for the advice and happy Thanksgiving holidays :)
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