New System: What do you think?

May 14, 2012
Hello everybody! I new a new system for the holiday games. What do you guys think? Any comments,concerns, or questions are welcome. Please I need your expert advice!
I am a little worried about the case becuase it only comes with one fan. However to counteract this i selected the option on cyberpower to max out the fans in the case for like 15 bucks. Not sure if this will help...

•CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
•HDD: 120 GB Intel 520 Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 550 MB/s Read & 520 MB/s Write [+49] (Single Drive)
•MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory [+66] (Corsair Vengeance [Free upgrade from 1600MHz Major Brand])
•MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCie x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified) [+36]
•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+364] (EVGA Superclocked [-26])
- PSU: 750 TXV2 Corsair
- Windows 8 or 7 Pro
- Asus 25 Inch 1080p Monitor
- Case:COOLER MASTER CM Storm Scout 2 SGC-2100-KWN1 All Midnight Black Appearance: Polymer, Coated Steel Mesh and Body ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

My goal is to be able to play games at High/Ultra at 1920x1080. I got a 750w because I may SLI in the future. Anything i should swap out?

Budget: 1300$ to 1400$
Cost (So far): 1370$

May 14, 2012

I edited it so you could see HDD and case. I dont want an HDD now. Can i just rely on SSD for just the operating system and a few games for now? I have a laptop where i store most of my other stuff.


Aug 5, 2009
Nice specs! You will be a happy gamer :)

- are you sure about W8? bearing in mind it is very new, and, there is a less than unanimous welcoming for it. W7 is only at SP1 but is much more mature/tried and tested.

- 120GB SSD would currently be considered the minimum. If you do only want 1 SSD as the only storage then you might want to consider >120GB e.g. >=240GB......not essential, though, since you can always re-gain space by uninstalling completed games. Alternatively, of course, adding an HDD is an option.
You have a nice build. I would avoid windows 8 and go with windows 7. Your rig will be able to play all games on high/ultra settings with no problems. Because RAM is so cheap stay with the 16gb. Also I dont see your case and I would get an HDD, they are real cheap