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    Seeking Input on Future Gaming Build

    Budget: $1200
    Resolution: -
    Games / Settings Desired: High/Max, WoW, LoL, GW2.
    Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc): Nope.
    Country: U.S.A.
    Parts that can be reused: None available to me at this time.
    Do you need an OS? Win 7.
    Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)? No.

    Hey guys, I wanted to get some feedback on my future build I'm working on. This is my first attempt at a build, and I know I can assemble it without difficulty, however, I'm a bit new to hardware performance. I was hoping you guys could give me some compatibility feedback, a potential range of performance, and any experience you've had with the parts I'm looking at.

    Basically, any input is appreciated. Positive or negative.

    Specs:
    CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    Cooler - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
    GPU - EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-3662-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    RAM (edited) - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
    MoBo - Looking for suggestions, I was looking at ASUS brands.
    HDD (edited) - Western Digital WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    PSU - Open for suggestions, again.
    Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Thanks guys!
    Last edited by 0bey; 2012-11-21 at 09:47 PM.

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    For motherboard I would go with a Asrock Z77 Extreme4, pretty decent board by far. I'm not too sure about other brands personally. The build is pretty good, though you can drop the ram to 8gb(there is no need for any more for gaming), and get yourself something like a WD Black or more if you need, and completely optional you could get yourself an SSD.
    Last edited by Evil Inside; 2012-11-21 at 08:54 PM.
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    I will most likely tack on the Western Digital to the HDD slot. I don't particularly lean a specific way when dealing with HDD or SSD. I've seen a lot of people on the forums include Western Digital HDDs into their current build. As for tacking down RAM, I have read about the 8GB and will update the build as well. I will check out the board you recommended. Thanks Bosanac.

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