Dec 3, 2012
So this is my first build and I plan on using it mostly for overclocking, gaming, school work, and editing.
I will be ordering this within the next couple of days and just wanted to make sure everything was good for my needs.
I want to play all my games in ultra 1080p smoothly and I also want to make sure everything is supported well enough
so everything is compatible. Open to all advice and suggestions. Cheers.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.60 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1389.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 23:04 EST-0500)


Nov 20, 2012
You may need to add $30 to your budget if you don't live near a microcenter. That price is in-store only. And yeah I would go with the 830, it's been proven to be reliable for a while and the 840 is really expensive per GB right now (although it is faster.) Also the 670 and the NH-D14 are BIG. Make sure you can fit them in the mid-tower case. Looks awesome though.