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Building my first PC. Need some help.

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June 2, 2013 11:21:33 PM

Here are the parts i'm currently thinking about using: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12liw
I just want to use it as a general computer and maybe watching some hd videos, nothing major, for now. The reason I chose a slightly higher end processor is because i'm most likely going to add a graphics card later(maybe a gtx 770) and make it a gaming pc. For everything i'm gonna use it for, does this sound like a good system? I understand i'm probably going to have to add some fans and change the heat sink if I add a graphics card. And i'm using a haswell because it's just coming out and it's barely more expensive than the 3rd generation intel, but should I just drop down to ivy bridge? Also, if you have any suggestions for a case, that'd be great. I just picked one that had good reviews and was cheap. The only computer i've ever had is my desktop windows xp compaq presario from 2001. It's quite horrible to say the least. Hahaha. I'm excited for a new computer and hope you guys can help me. Thanks.

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June 2, 2013 11:56:04 PM

That sounds to be good. If you are not after overclocking Ivy Bridge holds no meanings against Haswell.
Your CPU is pretty good for gaming and I would suggest to add a good card asap (GTX 770 is a good choice once again).

Overall you have built a solid rig but it would be better to have Z87 motherboard. In future if you would like to overclock, it supports it better considering the fact that gamers usually like to overclock their rigs for more frame rates.
June 3, 2013 12:34:01 AM

luckiest charm said:
That sounds to be good. If you are not after overclocking Ivy Bridge holds no meanings against Haswell.
Your CPU is pretty good for gaming and I would suggest to add a good card asap (GTX 770 is a good choice once again).

Overall you have built a solid rig but it would be better to have Z87 motherboard. In future if you would like to overclock, it supports it better considering the fact that gamers usually like to overclock their rigs for more frame rates.


But if I ever did want to overclock, ivy bridge is better? Thanks, i'll check out that board and see how it fits in my current budget, because I think I might want to possibly overclock later, and I just want to make it as future proof as possible, without spending too much.
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June 3, 2013 12:49:01 AM
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Not at all mate.
If you are wishing to overclock, forget about Ivy Bridge and Haswell, go for Sandy Bridge CPUs.

Actually as comparable to your card, Core i5 2500k fits in nicely. It is just 5% weaker than Ivy Bridge but can overclock at 500 - 600 MHz more at respectable temperatures.
If you want to overclock, Sandry Bridge is the way to go.

I myself use Core i5 2500k and can say it can outperform the best of AMDs and most of the awesome i7 at stock when it comes to gaming.
June 3, 2013 1:04:23 AM

Oh, okay. Thanks for all the help. :D 
a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
a b å Intel
a b B Homebuilt system
June 3, 2013 1:07:21 AM

You might want to pick as solution if you are satisfied .. the option is in the bottom of all posts ... :) 
June 3, 2013 1:11:07 AM

Oh okay, I just did right now. Sorry, I'm new to these forums. Thanks again. :) 
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