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May 19, 2012 12:18:10 AM

I am trying to build a computer for the very first time and I need some help.
I'm trying to build a computer for high spec. required gaming,watching movies,school works etc.

CPU - Intel Core i7-3770 (I've chosen this since I am not willing to do any overclocking plus I thought i7 looked better after reading all the pros and cons). No? need some help on it.

Video card - EVGA GTX 670. Would love to know if there is anything better choice around this expense.

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. or home premium??

Case / Power Supply -

Motherboard - I need some help on getting a right motherboard!! I know that I should get LGA1155 but I don't know which motherboard will maximize the performance of my cpu and video card ect. HELP~

Memory - Going to pick after knowing which motherboard I'll be getting. I'll take any advices~~!

Storage / Disk - Now sure what fits me the best

Should I get any cooling devices?


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a b V Motherboard
May 19, 2012 12:26:14 AM

Ditch the i7 for an i5. i7s are equal to i5s for gaming.

Also, different motherboards are not faster than others. Get a Z77 motherboard if you can. I'll take a quick look through some and then link one or a few that I'd recommend.

Memory should be a 2x4GB 1600MHz DDR3 kit.

Get Home Premium if you don't care about the features in Pro. Look up Windows 7 wiki and see if Pro has any features that you want.
a b V Motherboard
May 19, 2012 12:32:27 AM

For the storage, do you want an SSD? If so, then I recommend a 128GB Vertex 4 (make sure that you update it to the latest firmware, with that firmware they are consistently either the fastest or almost the fastest SSD available). To go with it, a 2TB hard drive.

Both the SSD and the hard drive should go for about $100 to $140 each.
a b V Motherboard
May 19, 2012 12:40:23 AM

These are cheap boards that I would recommend. Since you aren't overclocking, there is no reason to get a more expensive motherboard because those are really just beneficial for overclocking.

If you don't want any of these for some reason, then here's a link to look at more: