Help this noob with his 1400 dollar gaming pc build!?


Jun 12, 2010
I like your build a lot and I'm sure you will be happy with it. If I were to do it myself though, I would choose this:

For the same price, you're getting a better motherboard, faster GPU and a larger semi-modular PSU.

I also think you should go for an IPS monitor, Dell has some for a reasonable price.

Good luck!


Apr 5, 2012
i would change the 840 into an 830
the regular 840 is not on the same level as the 830's speed and the 830 is cheaper

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.95 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($386.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($113.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.39 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Zalman MZ240ED 24.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1365.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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