Build Advice Please


Nov 28, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: Within This December 2012

Budget Range: 1000$ to 1500$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Work, Music, and Photography.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but willing to use other websites if there are marginally better deals.

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Antec, Corsair, Gigabyte, Asus, Sony, and I'm open to other companies that someone may prefer for whatever reason.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (possibly in the future)

Your Monitor Resolution: upgrading and would like around 1920 x 1080.

Additional Comments: I'm mostly going to use this for gaming. I currently play CS:GO, SC II, CoH 2, BF 3, and other games such as Max Payne 3. However, I will also be using this computer for photography, music, and work.

Why Are You Upgrading: I'm upgrading because I built my last computer roughly around 2008. It runs a Geforce 8800 GTX 512, 8 gigs of ram, intel duo core 2.6 ghz, xfx motherboard, and with windows 7.

Here is a list of my current build:

PCPartPicker part list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.24 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.47 @ eCost)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Lanboy air Yellow ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1478.84

Any advice on this build in terms of better products for cheaper or advice on whether a product isn't worth it for whatever reason will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you