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How does this look for my first build?

Wiff

82 months ago

At <$1000, this build is great for me, a freshman in high school to play any and all games that I like over the summer and for years to come. Haven't bought any of it yet, but tell me what you think! Criticism accepted.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X4r2 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X4r2/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X4r2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg) Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.98 @ Amazon) Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.98 @ Newegg) Case Fan: Antec TrueQuiet 120 35.8 CFM 120mm Fan ($8.98 @ Outlet PC) Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($51.99 @ Amazon) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Outlet PC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US) Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($124.99 @ NCIX US) Total: $973.81 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-13 19:13 EDT-0400)

And here is the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X4r2

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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I also know that I don't have a SSD installed, and that is because I don't have enough money for it now, I am planning on switching windows 8 from my HDD to my SSD later, is this possible?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Bryson here. Just let me first off by saying i to, am a freshman in highschool and am soon going to build my first computer aswell! Your build looks very solid, should be great for gaming! To answer your question about the OS transfer, yes, some sdd's do allow transfering of your os, just make sure yours can do so. Any questions feel free to ask, ill get back to you as soon as I can. Hope I helped!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build! I would try to get a 23"-24" monitor, but other than that, for your price point, that is pretty impressive. Good Luck!

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