Critique This Build!


Dec 8, 2012
Anything that can make this build cheaper, the better. The link is below:

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

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 ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.24 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Raidmax 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1135.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-08 19:20 EST-0500)
Something from Antec, Seasonic, or Corsair should do you well.

This build will last you as long as you want it to last. If you don't care about ultra high settings all the time, then it will last you awhile. But some people really like to play on like ultra all the time, and they have to upgrade more often.



Most of the new video cards will last for years without having to upgrade. I have a Crossfire setup with dual 7870s and that is pretty amazing if you ask me.

I'd say Corsair (save for the Builder or Gaming series) will do well, and Seasonic is always a safe bet.