Nov 14, 2012
I'm selecting my parts and I've come to this:

CPU: i5-3570K
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper212 EVO
VideoCard: Asus HD7870
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro4
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-1600
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-1600
HDD: Western Digital 1TB SATA 600
Case: Sharkoon T9 Value Red edition
PSU: OCZ Fatality 750W
OS: Windows 7 home premium

What do you think about this? And please give me tips on improving it.


Don't know about the power supply. I seemed to recall having heard mixed reviews on OCZ reliability. It's probably ok, but you may want to keep in mind replacements from Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, Seasonic, or FSP (Fortran Source).

Also not a big fan of your selected motherboard. Only one PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot (the other x16 slot is PCI-E 2.0 @x4) so Crossfire/SLI is not supported and I still do not understand why new motherboards come with so many PCI slots.

I'm assuming you're on a budget, which is why there is no SSD. If not, then add one as an OS drive (minimum 80GB) and use the 1TB drive for data.

-Wolf sends