Spending 1200 Dollars


Oct 23, 2012
Hey everyone!,

I will be building new computer so i will be buying parts!I think ill already keep my Zalman full tower case[http://www.acousticpc.com/images/a_zalman_gs1000_black_pc_case_main_lg_pic.jpg] , my 500gb HDD,and a power supply 600w is that enough ?

So what you guys advice me to buy? And shall i buy a new case ?And can you guys please tell me why did you choose those parts instead of other?:)

Best regards,


Sep 18, 2012
The case looks like it will do fine. If you haven't already, try adding more fans to that sucker. 2 120mm fans aren't enough to justify ANY full tower case. What brand is that 600W? I am including a power supply in this build but I will take it out if I believe yours is suiting. Do you need a monitor? Again I included one just in case, yet if you already have one I can update the build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.29 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($322.86 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1215.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 21:02 EST-0500)

This build will power through most modern games with very high settings. If you don't need a monitor, or your power supply is sufficient, then I can upgrade the GPU (graphics card) a bit. I always leave the keyboard/mouse empty because it is personal preference whether you want to spend $40 on a combo or $150. Depends on quality and features. I would suggest getting another hard drive just to be safe. You can transfer the data from your old one onto the new. I also included a SSD, which you can install your OS and a few games on. The advantages of a SSD include boot times of ~15 seconds and fast loading of the games you play most.