Does this build work


Dec 19, 2012
I am thinking about building a new comp, and wondering if this build works???
Processor- Core i5-3350P
Disc Drive- ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Graphics Card- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Motherboard- Asus P8Z68-V LX
RAM- Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 HyperX Plug n Play Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G
Hard Drive- Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0 GB/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Any reply helps,


Get a Z77 based motherboard with the processor and you're good to go. Also, what's your budget? I may be able to come up with a better build.

Do you need an OS? Do you need a monitor? Are there any parts that you already have and do not need?


Oops, forgot to ask one more question. Do you plan to overclock your CPU?

Also, I'm not sure what your original budget was. I can't really add up all the parts' prices since i don't know where you're going to be purchasing these parts.

Not sure what your exact budget is, but try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $780.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-19 19:57 EST-0500)

If it's too much, just let me know and I'll revise it. Also, if you don't plan on overclocking, let me know. I can save you even more money. Although, if you can afford it, having the option to overclock is a definite plus. Do you plan on gaming with this build? If so, what kind of games do you plan on playing?



Thats a very nice build. as he said, you can save if your not overclocking.