Please comment on this gaming/music production rig?


Dec 6, 2012
Ordering the following from

Corsair Graphite 600T Midi Tower Case in white
Intel Core i7 3770K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.6GHz
CPU Cooler:
Xigmatek Prime Ultimate Performance Quiet CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Case Cooling Upgrades:
Fan Controller:
Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard
16GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (4 x 4GB sticks)
Graphics Card:
Chillblast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB Graphics Card
Solid State Drive:
Intel 120GB 330 Series Solid State Drive
2nd Hard Drive:
2000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps
1st Optical Drive:
LG Blu-Ray ROM / DVD-RW Combi Drive (Blu-ray playback software supplied for Windows 7 only)
Power Supply:
Corsair TX 850W V2 PSU
Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express
Internal Card Reader:
17 in 1 3.5" Internal Card Reader
Wireless Networking:
300Mbps 802.11n Wireless PCIe Adaptor (for Wireless networks)
Operating System:
Windows 8 64 bit
Windows Optimisation:
Windows Optimisation Service
Cable Management:
Standard Chillblast Cable Management
Primary Monitor:
24" Asus VS247H Widescreen LED Monitor
Keyboard and Mouse:
Gigabyte Wired Keyboard and Mouse

This computer will realistically have to last me for five years, for gaming and music production.
What do you guys think - have I made any silly decisions? Do the components suit one another? Bearing in mind that this is a significant amount of money, I'd like to get some opinions. Cheers!
Personally, I would go with the 670 over the 680, as there is only a 5% performance difference, and about $100 of price difference.

That being said, the 7970 is faster than both and cheaper.

Though, I would not have one built for me. I would build it myself.


Dec 6, 2012
Interesting, thanks for the reply. I've looked at building my own, but as it's the same price and I'm completely inexperienced it only adds time and chance of error!
Lol that is true. I just like the idea of it, as its kinda something to be proud of, the fact that you can game on something that you built yourself.

But I can't argue against that. I've never screwed up after building like 20, but there is always that chance.

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