PC build. What's your opinion?

By Iakouben
Jul 7, 2012
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  1. I'm off to university this year to study computer engineering and I'm building a PC to use for my studies and gaming. I didn't set myself a budget, since I'm not likely going to be upgrading from this set-up any time soon. I want to ask you guys for your opinions on the parts and whether I should use something else from what I wrote up.

    Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T (white)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77
    Processor: Intel core i7 3770K - 3.50GHz 4 cores
    -CPU cooling: Noctua NH-C14
    Graphics: eVGA GeForce GTX680 SC
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600MHz (four module kit)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm (x2)
    Solid State Drive: Samsung series 830 256GB
    CD Drive: External
    PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX1050

    Screen: Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D 27" 2560x1440
    Keyboard: Azio Levetron Mach 5
    Mouse: Cyborg R.A.T. 9
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Looks good to me, I'm sure some others will be able to comment more directly about your vid card and motherboard.

    But speaking from experience, as a college student (for many years) , you will probably want more storage space. You will 'acquire' a lot of things, and those things take space. 1 TB doesn't mean a whole lot anymore when there are 16GB HD movies to obtain...

    You have a SSD, but then a Caviar Black... Why? That is a fast traditional hd, and it is expensive. You have the SSD for speed, take the money for the Black and put it to a bigger, but slower, traditional.

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