z_man22

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So I was looking to give my very first build a shot, this is what i have so far.

NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis
http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Black-Steel-Chassis-921RB-BL/dp/B004351H9G/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=IXR5GM0O0M0QA

Core i.5
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500-Quad-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B004EBUXI0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=IJPQLY5Y83GNW

Cooler Master 850 Watt Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Silent-Pro-RS850-AMBAJ3-US/dp/B002RWJGC2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=I15HNFENAPTRES

Corsair Vengeance 16GB Ram
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10/dp/B006EWUO22/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=IPXLWA4UKJLGV

West Digi 1TB HDD
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-Desktop/dp/B0036Q7MV0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=I3BQH66F3FHT9R

GeForce GTX 660 Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GeForce-Graphics-N660-TF/dp/B0094CX8QI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=I13JLK507PS33C

Z77 Intel Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-P8Z77-V-LX-Intel-Motherboard/dp/B007MKGF82/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=I2HR7WK0JGVXSM

ASUS Wireless Network Adapter
http://www.amazon.com/PCE-N15-performance-Wireless-N-Transmit-interface/dp/B0054L9PWO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=I1CJGNWJ1L6QW4


How good of a gaming build is this for games like Battlefield 3? SWTOR, WOW etc. Open to suggestions and comments, this is all somewhat new to me!
 

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CPU is older generation. Too much ram. Wrong choice of mobo. Too powerful supply.
For gaming on a budget follow this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $717.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 17:02 EST-0500)
 

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does the case necessarily matter? cause im not a fan of the cooler master
 

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so your saying if i get an NZXT case I must get a NZXT power supply
 

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okay thank you!
 

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could i get a core i7 and not have to change the other things in the build? also do i need a cpu cooling fan bought separetly or does it come with the case? (NZXT Guardian Case)
 

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alright is their any better graphics cards that I can run with the parts listed above
 

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alright uhm any recommended psus because i kind of want a bigger one maybe like 750-850 wants just incase later on i decided to use 2 graphics cards.
 

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