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September 23, 2012 2:39:01 AM

Hey Everyone

So I'm planning on building my first PC. So I'm a computer noob. I want to be able to play games like Skyrim and BF3 on max settings @ 1080p.

These are the components I've chosen so far:

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So I think all i need now is motherboard and a power supply. Let me know if I'm missing anything lol. So how do i go about choosing a motherboard? I know it has to match the CPU, i think it has to be a LGA 1155. But what are Z77 and H77? I want it to have hdmi usb 3.0 and 2.0. Do all motherboards come with the Ethernet plug in socket, or wireless? And i have a usb mouse, but my keyboard is the circle plugin type, do all motherboards have that socket? I also want it to support SLI in case i want to get another 670 in the future. And once i buy all these components will they come with all the cables i need to hook them up together? I'd prefer a cheap motherboard

And how do i know what kind of power supply to buy?

Do i need to buy additional fans? the storm trooper case comes with a couple.


Thanks

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September 23, 2012 3:37:51 AM

You should try Kingston ram Hyper X memory,you will need around a 850 watt PSU for this kind of stuff,the GTX 670 is power hungry.gigabyte graphics card are slightly better in my opinion.this stuff Comes with it's own coolers-like the ram(kingston hyperX). make sure your cpu has a fan-optional, it should come with a CPU fan-I've checked. Motherboard?Budget? Z&& is better than H77 chipsets. i will have a look at motherboards for you.- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -

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September 23, 2012 6:45:49 AM

What's your budget mate? :) 

A P8Z77 V-PRO or a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H would be more than enough.

But if you are fine with spending about 279 - Get the Maximus V Formula - It's the best gaming motherboard available in the market.

You could also get the MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower.

Go for whatever you think looks better.
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