I need help building a PC? Can some one help?


Jan 7, 2013
OK guys I really need some help. I'm trying to build my own gaming pc and I have a basics idea of what I need but I would like some ideas and suggestions of my build. Oh and one more thing my build has a limit of 1500 dollars to 1700 dollars with all the accessories such as keyboard mouse etc. Here is my build:

ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Asus

MSI GeForce GT 630 4GB GDDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N630GT-MD4GD3 - MSI Computer Corp.

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B - Corsair

CAD Audio EPF-15A Pop Filter on 15-Inch Gooseneck - CAD

On Stage Stands MS7701 Tripod Boom Microphone Stand - Music People

CAD U1 USB Dynamic Recording Microphone - CAD Microphones

NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case 921RB-BL - iBuyPower

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack - Microsoft Software; DVD-ROM

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K - Intel

ASUS VS239H-P 23-Inch Full-HD LED IPS Monitor - Asus

Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset (Black) - Razer USA

TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Dual Band Wireless N900 PCI Express Adapter,2.4GHz 450Mbps/5Ghz 450Mbps, IEEE 802.1a/b/g/n,WEP, WPA/WPA2 - TP-Link

Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) - Asus

Silicon Power Velox V60 120GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) - SP120GBSS3V60S25 - Silicon Power

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX - Western Digital

Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H80i - Corsair

Razer Orochi Elite Mobile Gaming Mouse - Razer USA

Razer DeathStalker Expert Gaming Keyboard (RZ03-00800100-R3U1) - Razer Inc.

Thermaltake EMP0001CLS Tt eSPORTS CONKOR Professional Gaming Mouse Pad with High-Friction Precision-Control - Thermaltake USA Direct

All of these come to a price of $1,542.69 with out shipping. I would like for people to please leave some comments on how I might change this. Thanks you everyone who helps me with this.
What will you use the PC for? It's very imbalanced: the graphics card is horrible. And you've picked some overpriced parts. And I don't see a monitor :). Lastly, you forgot the power supply unit!

EDIT: stupid question. PC Gaming forum, duh!

How about this one? I've only changed PC parts:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0564 101.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.74 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.53 @ Amazon)
Total: $1107.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-08 17:40 EST-0500)

After adding all the extras (windows, keyboard, mouse, audio stuff, mouse pad, etc.) is comes out at around $1600.


Oct 18, 2012
That GPU is extremely bad for gaming when compared to the rest of the system.A 660ti would be the absolute minimum i'd put in.

The corsair hydro h80i is not worth it,you better go with an air solution such as the evo212 or the noctua d14.

Also what PSU?I'd suggest a xfx xxx 750w


Jun 11, 2012
As the others have said, it is ridiculous to pair a GT 630 with an Ivy Bridge CPU. That should be illegal. Anyway, you should be spending at least the same on the GPU as you did on the CPU. The build Sunius suggested is much better. That GT 630 can barely play modern games even on fairly modest settings. You would be very disappointed with the performance.