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Building my own pc

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January 20, 2012 3:41:56 PM

Hello, I'm a complete noob in this area. I do not really know much about this things. I read up on a few tutorials and chose computer parts for my pc.

This are the items I chose:

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430
PSU: Corsair AX750W
Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV GENE Z
Processor: i5 2500k
Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 590
Memory: GSkill Ripjaws-X (CL-7) 1600mhz 2x4gb
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000
and 5 120mm LED fans connected to Lamptron Touch Fan Controller

Am I missing out on something else? Or will this build work for me if I need a gaming pc?

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January 20, 2012 3:45:33 PM

First off skip the extra fans and put that money into getting a better case and a good CPU cooler, this will improve your airflow far better than the 5 case fans will.

Don't go with the 590 when the 7970 FAR outperforms it and is $300 cheaper (plus it won't fit in an Elite 430).

Don't get a Hitachi HD - go with Western Digital or Seagate. Also look at getting a good SSD for your boot drive.

And the GENE-Z is a micro ATX board. Go with a full ATX board for better expandability options in the future.
January 20, 2012 3:47:24 PM

Your missing a DVD drive, but other than that, looks good. If you want to be the first one loaded into games and such, get a SSD too.
January 20, 2012 4:18:53 PM

Setting the case aside first, if I decided on Sapphire HD7970 with a 1tb Western Digital Caviar Black, and maybe an Intel 320 SSD, changing the processor to Gigabyte Z68X-UD3-B3, would it be okay if I have large enough case to house it?