Looking to build my own compact gaming computer, need help.


Jan 11, 2013
Hi guys, I'm new to the site. :) was reviewing it and seemed like the best place to ask for help/opinions. Price is not the issue, just an fyi. So were we go.

First off, the case.

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced mITX Compact Aluminum Case Black 1X5.25 3X3.5INT USB3.0 No PSU. ---$45


lots of fans, sound isn't an issue and I don't want anything to fry.

or LIAN LI PC-Q08B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case $109.99


Now I don't know much about the Mini iTX's at all. but with what I do know I chose:

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Intel-H77-mini-Motherboard/dp/B007RIFLVQ. -$100.

I haven't had a problem with Intel Motherboards yet, but I have heard alot of people have issues.

RAM: Corsair's 8GB Vengeance DDR3 kit $50

I'm a hardcore gamer, Multiboxing WoW in ultra would be heaven. :love:

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Memory-_-N82E16820145345&gclid=CL7PpJHF4LQCFQVgMgodyi4A2w

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000- $219.99

:D thats all.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Graphics Card: Asus GTX 570 DirectCU II -- Upwards toward $400.

It's a beautiful card with extra cooling. I want it.


I don't know what to do with storage, drives, SSD, etc. and what would fit in them cases. Any help or reccomendations to other products would be nice. :)


Jan 14, 2013
Go with the GTX 670 or GTX 660 Ti. GTX 570 is already old news and does not perform very well in latest games. GTX 670 and GTX 660 Ti consumes a lot less power and performs better. GTX 660 Ti is even better in most games than the GTX 580! So getting the GTX 570 is bad idea, unless you'll get it for $100 lol