My First Gaming Build - Need Suggestions

claire001024

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Dec 9, 2012
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Hello Guys,

I'm new at building a gaming PC. I've done some researches about the components to choose and came up with this build.

New build - i5 3570K + HD 7870 + ASRock Z77 Extreme4

I'm not completely familiar with the compatibility of all the components, but I based them on the comments that I have read. Please check and see if it will be alright.

Notes:
- The current cost is roughly $1.3k. Maybe some parts can be replaced with cheaper ones without sacrificing performance/stability?
- Wanted 16GB RAM since I'll be using it as a developer machine too.

Thanks in advance!
 
Looks good from here. All you need is a power supply, cooling, and storage. And a case of course, which I will not recommend, as it is the user's choice.

As for cooling, I would recommend the Noctua NH-D14.

If you are not running more than one card, you can stick to a smaller power supply. Something like the Antec NEO ECO 520W or the XFX 550W should do.
 

claire001024

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Dec 9, 2012
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Thanks a lot for the suggestion. I'll consider those in the build. I assume Noctua NH-D14 will give enough space for the head spreader of the RAM right?