Gaming build

OwaOwa

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Jan 1, 2013
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Hi all,

im kinda new to building my own PC but i love the idea of building one and any help would be greatly appreciated.

this is what i came up with after all the research this week. is there anything wrong with it? if so, any suggestions?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($260.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($395.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Colossus Venom Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($169.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1362.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 16:11 EST-0500)
 

tzarlazar

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Dec 25, 2012
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I would add an extra SSD in there. Keep HDD for storage and get 200GB or so SSD for your system, and make sure it is sata3 capable.

Yea and for PSU, for your current system you dont need that much. If you planned on SLIing and overclocking I would get bigger. I am buying 1000w cause I was planning on going SLI sometimes this year and overclocking everything just for the heck of it :), and prolly gonna be having more then 3 hard drives and 1 blueray drive and 1 dvd drive.
 

OwaOwa

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Jan 1, 2013
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im still abit new to this. not sure if i should try overclocking. i just wanna make sure that it would work once i assemble it. about my 1tb HDD, do you think its a good idea? most of the 1tb HDD i bought previously usually breaks down after a few months.

and another question, the PSU, do i need a larger PSU if i plan to go more than 1 HDD? or do i just calculate my Watts based on my Video card? im still abit confused as to how large my PSU should be.
 
no mate 550w to 650w will be more than enough for any amount of hdds as many as the psu has connectors for.
overclocking isnt something you should bother with till you know what your doing so forget about that for now...
even then the psu will have enough grunt to cover it. trust me your build is fine..
i wouldnt bother with an ssd unless you can afford a 250gig, 60 and 80 gig 1s just run out of space to quick and tend to break fairly quickly.
i personally use samsung spin point f3's in raid 0 it get up to 250MBps average 180 which is almost as good as an ssd. i would recomend you buy your hdd local and go to the shop to pick it up. that way you know it hasnt been abused in transit.
all my drives are now over 2 years old and work perfectly because i bought em local and didnt risk posting them.
its better to pay a few extra bux/quid to have the piece of mind that the drives havent been abused b4 i put them in the pc...



 

Kamen_BG

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Hi.
I've made two upgraded versions of the PC you built
The first one is all around better and cheaper

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($127.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1272.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 14:43 EST-0500)

While the second one is extremely gaming focused.
It will outperform the build you built as well as my first one by a significant margin.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 950W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.34 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1428.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-02 14:53 EST-0500)