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Old November 23, 2012, 12:31 PM
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I'm making a gaming build and got a bunch of parts this weekend. I'm flexible on the parts and looking to get good overall value. How am I doing so far? Are any of these parts purchases you would not have made? I'm still missing a PSU, any suggestions?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Memory Express)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (Extra $20 rebate for bundling with i5-3570K) ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($14.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Memory Express)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($158.57 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $803.50
(Prices are before taxes.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 15:28 EST-0500)

Note these prices include mail in rebates and exclude taxes.
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Old November 23, 2012, 01:09 PM
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PSU? a 500W will be fine! I can't really say but you should take a Corsair or Antec or BeQuiet PSU that is 80 gold bronze or + i think. no need for 80+ gold if you are looking for value,but for example:The dark power pro from BeQuiet is really good...Ok it's 80+ gold ,but the fan is only 9dba!,or a CX series from corsair...

Btw nice parts!I have that mobo(for other machine),it's really an awesome one^^ BIOS is awesome...
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Old November 23, 2012, 04:28 PM
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That looks fine to me for 1080p gaming at high details (that looks like your usage given the parts config).

I'm not a fan of Gigabyte because they lack a Canadian service centre, although the Gigabyte board I own won't die (after months of overclocked F@H with insufficient cooling) so I guess their products are fine if you don't need to send them in You definitely can't complain at that price though.

Continuing with your Netlink Computer theme for stores, take a look at these PSUs:
Antec High Current Gamer 520W Modular Power Supply at Memory Express
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX550M Modular Power Supply at Memory Express
Seasonic G Series 550W ATX 80PLUS Gold Modular 120mm Fan Power Supply PSU DC to DC
Antec HCG-620M 620W ATX12V Modular SINGLE-RAIL 48A 80PLUS Bronze 135mm Fan Active PFC Power Supply

Each one is actually more than what you need (you can get away with a well-built 450W unit) but it's good to have 2x PCI-E for upgrades and the headroom for less fan noise / PSU temps.
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Old November 23, 2012, 11:59 PM
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It all looks good. And all the PSU mentioned above would be great for you. If you want to go to Crossfire down the road your could go to a 650-750w, but otherwise 500+w is fine.
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