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 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. Related resources Build advice/tips would be great! - Forum $2600 Gaming PC - Advice/tips needed - Forum First time builder! - Forum [New Build] Intel Gaming Rig - Forum Advice/Tips on Component Selection - 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? 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. rkwong792 November 6, 2011 9:40:10 PM Best answer selected by rkwong792. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAdvice/Tips to improve my $1500 Intel build. ForumBuilding a New Gaming System. Specific Questions Forum2500k prime stable, but suddenly droping frames in games/bench ? ForumGaming Rig ! Need some friendly advice ForumBrand new fallout 3 player LF advice/tips : ) ForumAdvice/tips for new system. Forum1600 gaming rig advice ForumFirst time building- Advice/help needed ForumBuilding a budget PC. Forum[Solved] Some advice on my new build Forum[Solved] Better Motherboard or Better Processor first? ForumBudget gaming build $900 Forum[Solved] Advice on New Build (~ $2000) Forum[Solved] New Rig Trouble Shooting Forumgaming PC for skyrim More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !