Considering upgrading/replacing. $1200 gaming build



I will be "building" my daughter a build(which actually means stripping mine and gifting it to her, thereby building myself a new one)

So looking for someone to kick some builds my way, for the sake of variety.

Approximate Purchase Date: by Christmas

Budget Range: $1200 USD-ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/Beast

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: All

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: Phoenix AZ

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, quality PSU.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 5760x1080

Additional Comments: No flashy stuff. Quiet case. Preferably air cooled. Also would like a 128GB SSD to fit into the budget. HDD not necessary, pulling my Samsung 1TB from current build. If need be I can also pull my NH-D14 from my current build too.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: SnGs



Oct 23, 2012
Something like that:
I would say to go with 680 but it would be over your budget

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.31 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($33.99 @ Mac Mall)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1269.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 07:54 EST-0500)