Rate My Very First PC Build Wishlist!

Hi im new here and this is my first build and im planning on doing this myself with help ofcourse. I wanted to share my wishlist to read your guys opinions

and suggestions to any changes to making it better/reliable/etc. I was hoping to buy all this, this week but since Black Friday is nearing in the next few

weeks I might just lay off just a bit to save some money on some parts that will hopefully have a reduced price. I am re-using some old parts but the

point is that this is my first build I will be doing.



MOBO - ASUS ATX Intel Mobo.

GPU - Gigabyte GTX 570.

PSU - Corsair Crossfire 750w.

CPU - Intel i5-2500k.

COOLER - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

CASE - NZXT Guardian 921.

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB.

RAM - Corsair Vengeance (2x4GB).


Hopefully this is all compatible together and will be well put together as a group, and I hope the case I already have will be able to fit all this.

I went ahead and answered the questions incase you need extra info.

Approximate Purchase Date: This month or early next max

Budget Range: $450 - $875, the good amount of it should go to GPU and Mobo.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies in HD, Surfing the Internet, Music

Parts Not Required: PSU, CASE, keyboard, mouse, etc.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Mainly Newegg.com, amazon.com, others can be used

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I'd prefer the GPU to be nVidia, CPU can be AMD or Intel. That's all I care about for anything specific.

Overclocking: In the future so as of now, no. I'm too inexperienced

SLI or Crossfire: Most likely not.

Monitor Resolution: 1850x1050

Additional Comments: The components I already have are the CASE, PSU. So mainly i need some more advice on getting the GPU, RAM, MOBO, HDD, OS and if needed, a cooler please. I'm mainly doing this for an upcoming game Skryim on max settings with ease, also Battlefield 3.

If you guys need more info just ask, I'll answer to my best of knowledge :D

Thanks for your patience. Hope to get this new build going and ready to destroy everything!! :P
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  1. Get the i5-2500k
    z68 extreme3 gen3
    Yep. 750 is pretty good for SLI.
  2. Thanks for the quick replies guys.

    Not to sound noobish but what exactly is GEN 3.0? Isn't that the next step after PCIE 2 right?

    What mobo would you recommend 384-BiT?
  3. and they sure do. If I get any of those mobos, do i need a cooler for it and can i keep it pretty silent too?

    Also, what OS do you guys recommend? I'm not quite sure what to get.
  4. The only reason why I chose the asrock is because it's supposed to support Ivy Bridge when it's out. :D
  5. OMG. :O :bounce: I did not know. It's a good thing you're here to clear things out lol :)
  6. Then again. If a regular user has a Sandy Bridge, chances are he will skip the Ivy Bridge and wait for the next gen. :O
  7. Okay sweet, sweet. Thanks alot 384-Bit and cutebeans for your knowledge :D.
    I think I have everything in place now for my gaming.

    I have a few more questions if you guys don't mind.

    The GTX 570 I posted is a little expensive ($360) but it's superclocked right? Would say this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
    be any different? And what is with that in parenthesis (Fermi) mean? All of them have it.
  8. Ooohhh okay that just cleared up my head.

    How is that one better?

    From the reviews are saying they are having booting problems. But some are saying it is quiet!
  9. Oh okay, well that finishes my questions about my gaming. One last question 384-BiT.

    This is accessory related.

    Do you have any recommendations on any keyboards that have light beneath the letters or the letters itself light up? I don't have any exact names but they do exist.
  10. 384-BiT you have been most helpful with my questions, thank you for your efforts and straight forward answers.

    Again I thank you. :D
  11. Best answer selected by nonSubmssve.
  12. -Swap the toothy heat sink RAM fr the low profile models w/ same specs.

    -I'd get the GEN3 edition of that board

    -$350 for one 570 ? I'd get two 560's for $430 ..... and get a 65% performance boost for $80 .... sell off one of the 2 Batman games and get half that back :)


    Keyboard - $ 100 - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    Mouse - $ 50 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318
  13. I'll take any suggestions, you guys are great. :D

    Interesting suggestion there JackNaylor


    It seems like that RAM you suggested JackNaylor is a better deal, I'll take that.
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