Solved First Gaming Rig! Advice/Tips Needed! Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 6, 2011 9:40 PM in Systems Share rkwong792 October 26, 2011 7:55:28 AM Hey, guys. I'm putting together my first gaming desktop and this is what I have so far. Any tips about what I should or should not get is appreciated as I'm not very experienced! This is basically what I've came up with so far: Processor -Intel i5 - 2500k http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Motherboard -P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Graphics Card -EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case -Coolermaster HAF 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-119-... Power Supply -CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Memory -G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240- Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Also, I already own a monitor, a mouse, and a keyboard. More about : gaming rig advice tips needed michxymi October 26, 2011 8:19:24 AM Fill the sticky form please m 0 l Best solution AdrianPerry October 26, 2011 10:06:25 AM Components listed so far look quite good. However the PSU you have listed isn't enough for SLI GTX 570's and is over-kill for a single card. Either go with an 850w PSU or drop down to a 650w PSU. Share Related resources First Build need advice/tips on how to build and components - Forum $2600 Gaming PC - Advice/tips needed - Forum My First Computer Build. Advice/tips? - Forum Advice Needed First Build - Art/Gaming Rig - Forum Help needed for first computer gaming rig - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rkwong792 October 26, 2011 5:24:23 PM AdrianPerry said:Components listed so far look quite good. However the PSU you have listed isn't enough for SLI GTX 570's and is over-kill for a single card. Either go with an 850w PSU or drop down to a 650w PSU. Thanks Adrian. I wasn't sure how good of a PSU I needed for SLI. Will this one be okay? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Also, is it okay if I don't get SLI now and just use the single card with this power supply? I know it'll be over-kill like you said but it won't damage my pc will it? m 0 l rkwong792 October 26, 2011 5:43:42 PM Here is a little information from the Sticky that I missed earlier: Approximate Purchase Date: This week. Budget Range: 1100-1300 After Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Mainly BF3, Crysis2) Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, micro center Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Yes (in future) Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: My main goal is run BF3 with max settings with playable FPS. I still need suggestions on a Hard Drive and anything else I'm missing. m 0 l rkwong792 November 6, 2011 9:40:10 PM Best answer selected by rkwong792. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAdvice needed for first AMD gaming rig Forum Solved$1100 First Time Gaming Rig (advice needed) Forum Solved$1100 First Time Gaming Rig (advice needed) Forum SolvedFirst gaming PC/rig build. Opinions needed! Forum Wisdom needed for first Gaming Rig Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a motherboard for my first gaming rig Forum Art/Gaming Rig - First Build! Advice Needed Forum SolvedFirst Custom Gaming Rig - Feedback needed Forum My very first Gaming Rig. Suggestions needed. Forum SolvedFirst gaming rig advice needed Forum First ever gaming rig advice needed Forum SolvedFirst time builder - Need a second opinion on budget gaming/protools rig Forum My first gaming rig - ADVICE NEEDED Forum SolvedNoob needing help on first gaming rig Forum first gaming rig, advice needed Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !