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    Is this a good build for price??

    CPU Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core $179.99
    Motherboard ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 $59.99
    Memory Corsair XMS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 $44.99
    Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.99
    Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB $217.55
    Case Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower $64.99
    Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V $60.99
    Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98
    TOTAL COST: $718.47

    i would just like to know if this is a good build for its price, what can i change and what can i add, ill go up to a max of 850 dollars, Also am i missing anything?
    just need someone to proofwork this build, and see if i can get better deals for better parts, thanks in advance. (this will mostly be used for gaming such as WoW, and sometimes fps.

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    MoBo: ASRock Z77 Pro4 – $109.99
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k – $229.99
    RAM: G.Skill 1600MHz Ripjaws 2x4GB – $34.99
    GPU: XFX Radeon 7870 – $229.99
    HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB – $109.99
    PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W – $67.99
    Heatsink: Xigmatek Gaia – $19.99
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi – $69.99
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    Estimated Total Price – $873


    MoBo: ASRock Z77 Pro3 – $94.99
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k – $229.99
    RAM: G.Skill 1600MHz 2x4GB – $33.99
    GPU: XFX Radeon 7870 – $229.99
    HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB – $69.99
    PSU: XFX ProSeries 450W – $62.99 Review
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi – $69.99
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    Estimated Total Price – $792

    Both of these are practically better than that build, taken from the Marest's Sample Thread.
    ||i5 3570k @ 4.4GHz||H100 push/pull||AsRock Z77 Extreme4||16Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600MHz||Gigabyte Windforce GTX 970|| Coolermaster Storm Trooper||Corsair TX850 Enthusiast Series||Samsung 840 Pro 128gb(boot drive)||1TB WD HDD, 2x 3TB WD HDD, 2TB WD HDD||

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacabra View Post
    CPU Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core $179.99
    Motherboard ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 $59.99
    Memory Corsair XMS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 $44.99
    Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.99
    Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB $217.55
    Case Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower $64.99
    Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V $60.99
    Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98
    TOTAL COST: $718.47

    i would just like to know if this is a good build for its price, what can i change and what can i add, ill go up to a max of 850 dollars, Also am i missing anything?
    just need someone to proofwork this build, and see if i can get better deals for better parts, thanks in advance. (this will mostly be used for gaming such as WoW, and sometimes fps.
    Get DDR3-1600 RAM, no reason to have 1333.

    Get rid of the Seagate drive, they're very well known for being unreliable. Just get a Western Digital Caviar Blue or Caviar Black.

    Get a SeaSonic PSU if you can. They're a bit pricey but almost all of them are at least Bronze certified, you'll save money in the long term.

    Save yourself a few bucks and get a Lite-On optical drive instead of paying extra for the ASUS name. The only reason should should spend more than like $15 on an optical drive is if you need it to play Blu-Ray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Cailan Ebonheart View Post
    I also do landscaping on weekends with some mexican kid that I "hired". He's real good because he's 100% obedient to me and does everything I say while never complaining. He knows that I am the man in the relationship and is completely submissive towards me as he should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaSHARK View Post
    Get DDR3-1600 RAM, no reason to have 1333.

    Get rid of the Seagate drive, they're very well known for being unreliable. Just get a Western Digital Caviar Blue or Caviar Black.

    Get a SeaSonic PSU if you can. They're a bit pricey but almost all of them are at least Bronze certified, you'll save money in the long term.

    Save yourself a few bucks and get a Lite-On optical drive instead of paying extra for the ASUS name. The only reason should should spend more than like $15 on an optical drive is if you need it to play Blu-Ray.
    Thank you for your recommendations ill tweak the build now, for the 718 dollars is that a good build or could i do much better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacabra View Post
    Thank you for your recommendations ill tweak the build now, for the 718 dollars is that a good build or could i do much better?
    I'd just use Marest's sample builds and pick the one closest to your budget. They're all great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Cailan Ebonheart View Post
    I also do landscaping on weekends with some mexican kid that I "hired". He's real good because he's 100% obedient to me and does everything I say while never complaining. He knows that I am the man in the relationship and is completely submissive towards me as he should be.
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