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January 22, 2014 5:57:43 PM

I'm looking to build my first computer because I'm tired of consoles. I've done a little research and put together a list of components that I feel would suit my needs.

Board: Gigabyte H77
CPU: Intel i3570k
GPU: GeForce GTX760
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2x4)
PSU: Corsair CX430
SSD: Kingston 120GB
HDD: WD Blue 1TB
Disc Drive: Asus Black BC-12B1ST
Tower: Corsair Obsidian 550D

I may replace the 1TB HDD with a 240GB SSD depending on how much extra money I have at the time.

Will this build suit me, or are there improvements that can be made upon it? Thanks for the help.
January 22, 2014 6:18:04 PM

Vinny54 said:
I'm looking to build my first computer because I'm tired of consoles. I've done a little research and put together a list of components that I feel would suit my needs.

Board: Gigabyte H77
CPU: Intel i3570k
GPU: GeForce GTX760
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2x4)
PSU: Corsair CX430
SSD: Kingston 120GB
HDD: WD Blue 1TB
Disc Drive: Asus Black BC-12B1ST
Tower: Corsair Obsidian 550D

I may replace the 1TB HDD with a 240GB SSD depending on how much extra money I have at the time.

Will this build suit me, or are there improvements that can be made upon it? Thanks for the help.


get a better psu probably a corsair cx 600 or 500 modular
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January 22, 2014 6:19:18 PM

1) your motherboard is an ITX board and your case is micro-ATX, Therefore your motherboard won't fit in the case.

2) CPU good for gaming

3) GPU very good for gaming

4) Ram has enough speed for gaming, and 8GB is good

5) PSU: I would recommend at leat a 500watt, just because the power degrades over time, and you want it to last

6) Hard drive: perfect, and if you want to add an SSD as well that will be fine, but I recommend just getting a smaller SSD (80GB or so) and just put your OS on the SSD. It will make loading things faster, and your HDD is fast enough for games anyway.

That's pretty much it. Just make sure to pick a different case. I would recommend the Bitfenix Prodigy Black which is what I use (I went with ITX as well).
Here's a link to it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 22, 2014 6:21:19 PM

Woops, sorry didn't realize there were more than one versions of this board. As long as you picked that microATX version you should be fine, sorry for the confusion.
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January 22, 2014 6:21:36 PM

if you're overclocking the cpu, get a Z77 board. get a third party CPU cooler as well, a CM Hyper 212 EVO being an all time favourite recommendation. otherwise, if you got no plans to get another 760 to run in SLI as well, a non-K CPU like the 3350P, or go Haswell & it's accompanying board (i.e; i5-4430+H87/B85 board). feel free to stick with intel's stock cooler then.

while i reckon a 430W can run an i5+760 just fine, can't hurt to play it safe getting something around 500W-550W for a little more headroom. some recommendations, preferably in tier2, for the budget conscious; http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

consider getting a cheaper case, maybe from Corsair's Carbide series.

if you've saved up some from the CPU & the case, if you're going to improve something, may as well get a better GPU, like a 770, rather than a larger SSD.
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