OK everyone, building a gaming machine for the first time after not paying attention to the new tech for about 5 years. I did my homework to put this list together, but between being out of the loop and being a building noob I'd like a check over from someone who knows. Already have the GPU because a friend sold it to me cheap, but the rest is in the air, so let me know if I missed any details small or large. Here goes.
CPU - i7 3770k
MB - Asus P8Z77-V
RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600, 8GB (for now)
Case - NZXT Source 210
PSU - Thermatalke TR2 600W
GPU - EVGA GTX 670 Superclocked w/ 4GB
HDD - WD Caviar Black 1TB
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
For the most part I think I got the bigs right, so someone chime in with the nigglers if I missed any. I know my mobo and CPU are matched correctly and I've got the right type of RAM, my mobo has PCI-e 3.0 support for the 670 and Sata III for the HDD and a possible SSD. Not planning to overclock at first, not sure about the future, so other than filling some of the case fan slots I'm not worried about cooling right now. My worry is more or less that I'm going to start putting this together and discover that I don't have the right number or type of connectors between my PSU, mobo, and everything else. One of the experts want to lay my fears to rest or tell me what I need to change, or did I get it right on try one?
Let's try this again.
CB Sport DDR3 1600, 8GB
Corsair Carbide 200R
Corsair Builder CX600
Caviar Black (already have it)
An i7 MIGHT be overkill depending on what you're planning on doing. From what you've said, you're building this strictly for gaming. An i5 and an i7 are identical when it comes to gaming, with the i7 having no edge over the i5. Also, I would look into getting a different PSU, as that one is not energy efficient and may not be built of the highest qualities. Have a look at these:
You can get cheaper 3570k to 1155 build or 4670k to new 1150 build.
But if you want the 3770k (it is old) 4770k is new.
SSD is missing. PSU is not the best one. CPU cooler is missing. You can make this build better.