First Desktop Build


Apr 20, 2013
Hey everyone,

I decided to do my first build and with pre-black friday offers, i think it would be the best time to get some parts! Let me know what you think about the config since I am doing it for the first time, and all inputs are welcome.

CPU: Intel i5 3570K
RAM: 4x4 G Skill DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
MOBO: ASRock Extreme4
HDD: i am thinking 500GB/1TB WD Blue + 120GB SSD (can't decide which one :/)

and i need help with the graphics card big time!
I am not a hardcore gamer, but i do play some games from time to time, so i don't want ultra graphics, but yeah, definitely want them on the higher side, plus i would also like the flexibility to connect it to my HDTV.

Also let me know what i could expect if i moderately overclock the system, and the cooling system that would be efficient (performance and costs).

Thanks a lot!



you wont need 16 GB of system RAM. You would be good with an GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870 Ghz (both around 180-200). If you want to spend more get a GTX 770 or a Radeon HD 7970 (around 330). depends on your budget! plus go with the TB drive, cuz why not

as for cooling the best option for price/performance is the Hyper 212 evo from Cooler Master