First time building pc, is this a good gaming pc?

These are my specs:

Thermaltake Chaser MK-I

Cooler Master V8

Core i7-3770K/3.50GHz 8MB LGA 1155 Box

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W Digital ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular ...

Gigabyte Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX Z77 LGA1155

DDR3, 1600MHz 32GB 4x240 DIMM, Unbuffered

EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

DVD/RW AD-7710H-01 SLIMLINE BLACK

Microsoft Windows 8 OEM (64, OEM, NL) user

Samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB
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  1. Yes it's a great build.Although a bit overkill on memory and the power supply is way overkill but other then that looks fine.
  2. PSU & GPU are overkill and not an efficient way to get the most from your $. A quality 550w PSU and a GTX 670 makes the most sense. 32 gb's of RAM is overkill, but might okay for certain situations, but I'd be in the 8-16 gb range normally.

    The rest of the specs are pretty good though.
  3. If you just want to spend money, sure. If not
    - 3770K doesn't buy you anything for gaming over the 3570K (but it doesn't hurt normally either)
    - a huge hard drive is a waste on a gaming rig unless you have a hoarding problem or are actually using it for multimedia as well - better off sticking with just the 250GB SSD - plenty big for gaming needs
    - you need a 750-850W psu if you are going to SLI - platinum is a waste unless you are running it under load all day every day or electricity is very costly where you live - Bronze is fine
    - you only need 8GB of RAM, 16GB max (will never use that much)
    - does that case take slimline drives or will you have a gap in your optical cage?
    - how may monitors are you running? If one 1080, then you'd be better off with a 670 (as stated above) or a 7970
  4. andresje9 said:
    These are my specs:

    Thermaltake Chaser MK-I

    Cooler Master V8

    Core i7-3770K/3.50GHz 8MB LGA 1155 Box

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W Digital ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular ...

    Gigabyte Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX Z77 LGA1155

    DDR3, 1600MHz 32GB 4x240 DIMM, Unbuffered

    EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    DVD/RW AD-7710H-01 SLIMLINE BLACK

    Microsoft Windows 8 OEM (64, OEM, NL) user

    Samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB


    bigcyco1 said:
    Yes it's a great build.Although a bit overkill on memory and the power supply is way overkill but other then that looks fine.


    Anonymous said:
    If you just want to spend money, sure. If not
    - 3770K doesn't buy you anything for gaming over the 3570K (but it doesn't hurt normally either)
    - a huge hard drive is a waste on a gaming rig unless you have a hoarding problem or are actually using it for multimedia as well - better off sticking with just the 250GB SSD - plenty big for gaming needs
    - you need a 750-850W psu if you are going to SLI - platinum is a waste unless you are running it under load all day every day or electricity is very costly where you live - Bronze is fine
    - you only need 8GB of RAM, 16GB max (will never use that much)
    - does that case take slimline drives or will you have a gap in your optical cage?
    - how may monitors are you running? If one 1080, then you'd be better off with a 670 (as stated above) or a 7970


    for the drive i'll take ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
    for the gpu the 670 as you suggested
    for the psu the corsair HX750
    i'll go with 16gigs of ram (i sometimes run a minecraft server)
    and i need the big hard drive (i have A LOT of movies, pictures, games...)
    thanks for the help and please tell me if i forgot something or if i should take some other parts
  5. andresje9 said:
    andresje9 said:
    These are my specs:

    Thermaltake Chaser MK-I

    Cooler Master V8

    Core i7-3770K/3.50GHz 8MB LGA 1155 Box

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W Digital ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular ...

    Gigabyte Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX Z77 LGA1155

    DDR3, 1600MHz 32GB 4x240 DIMM, Unbuffered

    EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    DVD/RW AD-7710H-01 SLIMLINE BLACK

    Microsoft Windows 8 OEM (64, OEM, NL) user

    Samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB


    bigcyco1 said:
    Yes it's a great build.Although a bit overkill on memory and the power supply is way overkill but other then that looks fine.


    Anonymous said:
    If you just want to spend money, sure. If not
    - 3770K doesn't buy you anything for gaming over the 3570K (but it doesn't hurt normally either)
    - a huge hard drive is a waste on a gaming rig unless you have a hoarding problem or are actually using it for multimedia as well - better off sticking with just the 250GB SSD - plenty big for gaming needs
    - you need a 750-850W psu if you are going to SLI - platinum is a waste unless you are running it under load all day every day or electricity is very costly where you live - Bronze is fine
    - you only need 8GB of RAM, 16GB max (will never use that much)
    - does that case take slimline drives or will you have a gap in your optical cage?
    - how may monitors are you running? If one 1080, then you'd be better off with a 670 (as stated above) or a 7970


    for the drive i'll take ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
    for the gpu the 670 as you suggested
    for the psu the corsair HX750
    i'll go with 16gigs of ram (i sometimes run a minecraft server)
    and i need the big hard drive (i have A LOT of movies, pictures, games...)
    thanks for the help and please tell me if i forgot something or if i should take some other parts
    That sounds good to me.Your welcome enjoy!
  6. bigcyco1 said:
    andresje9 said:
    andresje9 said:
    These are my specs:

    Thermaltake Chaser MK-I

    Cooler Master V8

    Core i7-3770K/3.50GHz 8MB LGA 1155 Box

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W Digital ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular ...

    Gigabyte Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX Z77 LGA1155

    DDR3, 1600MHz 32GB 4x240 DIMM, Unbuffered

    EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    DVD/RW AD-7710H-01 SLIMLINE BLACK

    Microsoft Windows 8 OEM (64, OEM, NL) user

    Samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB


    bigcyco1 said:
    Yes it's a great build.Although a bit overkill on memory and the power supply is way overkill but other then that looks fine.


    Anonymous said:
    If you just want to spend money, sure. If not
    - 3770K doesn't buy you anything for gaming over the 3570K (but it doesn't hurt normally either)
    - a huge hard drive is a waste on a gaming rig unless you have a hoarding problem or are actually using it for multimedia as well - better off sticking with just the 250GB SSD - plenty big for gaming needs
    - you need a 750-850W psu if you are going to SLI - platinum is a waste unless you are running it under load all day every day or electricity is very costly where you live - Bronze is fine
    - you only need 8GB of RAM, 16GB max (will never use that much)
    - does that case take slimline drives or will you have a gap in your optical cage?
    - how may monitors are you running? If one 1080, then you'd be better off with a 670 (as stated above) or a 7970


    for the drive i'll take ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
    for the gpu the 670 as you suggested
    for the psu the corsair HX750
    i'll go with 16gigs of ram (i sometimes run a minecraft server)
    and i need the big hard drive (i have A LOT of movies, pictures, games...)
    thanks for the help and please tell me if i forgot something or if i should take some other parts
    That sounds good to me.Your welcome enjoy!



    Thanks a lot for the help! :)
  7. No problem.Your welcome! ;)
  8. Good deal :) It will kick some !@#.
  9. andresje9 said:
    andresje9 said:
    These are my specs:

    Thermaltake Chaser MK-I

    Cooler Master V8

    Core i7-3770K/3.50GHz 8MB LGA 1155 Box

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W Digital ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular ...

    Gigabyte Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX Z77 LGA1155

    DDR3, 1600MHz 32GB 4x240 DIMM, Unbuffered

    EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    DVD/RW AD-7710H-01 SLIMLINE BLACK

    Microsoft Windows 8 OEM (64, OEM, NL) user

    Samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB


    bigcyco1 said:
    Yes it's a great build.Although a bit overkill on memory and the power supply is way overkill but other then that looks fine.


    Anonymous said:
    If you just want to spend money, sure. If not
    - 3770K doesn't buy you anything for gaming over the 3570K (but it doesn't hurt normally either)
    - a huge hard drive is a waste on a gaming rig unless you have a hoarding problem or are actually using it for multimedia as well - better off sticking with just the 250GB SSD - plenty big for gaming needs
    - you need a 750-850W psu if you are going to SLI - platinum is a waste unless you are running it under load all day every day or electricity is very costly where you live - Bronze is fine
    - you only need 8GB of RAM, 16GB max (will never use that much)
    - does that case take slimline drives or will you have a gap in your optical cage?
    - how may monitors are you running? If one 1080, then you'd be better off with a 670 (as stated above) or a 7970


    for the drive i'll take ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
    for the gpu the 670 as you suggested
    for the psu the corsair HX750
    i'll go with 16gigs of ram (i sometimes run a minecraft server)
    and i need the big hard drive (i have A LOT of movies, pictures, games...)
    thanks for the help and please tell me if i forgot something or if i should take some other parts


    That is a much better decision :) Glad that we could help you out.
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