Verifying part compatibility and looking for suggestions.

Hey folks, I’m building my first new gaming rig and was wondering if these parts would work nicely together. I have a budget of around $1,300 (though cheaper is good) before taxes. Even if these parts work well together I’m open to other suggestions based on personal experience or other prior knowledge. Besides gaming this rig will be used for 3d rendering as well as video editing and the like.

Here’s the build via Newegg wish list:

http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14675754
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  1. You don't need more than 8gb of ram for gaming. Drop down to the 8gb version: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
  2. azeem40 said:
    You don't need more than 8gb of ram for gaming. Drop down to the 8gb version: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314


    I'm doing other things with as well, which I probably should have mentioned in the question, such as 3d rendering (blender and such) as well as Adobe Premier editing.
  3. MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792 190$
    For a gaming PC you don't need more than 8GB RAM.
    RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191 46$
    If you don't want to SLI a 600W-650W PSU is enough.
    PSU :CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 104$
  4. smileyface97 said:
    Hey folks, I’m building my first new gaming rig and was wondering if these parts would work nicely together. I have a budget of around $1,300 (though cheaper is good) before taxes. Even if these parts work well together I’m open to other suggestions based on personal experience or other prior knowledge.

    Here’s the build via Newegg wish list:

    http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14675754


    Yeah, drop the RAM to 8gb, no need for more then that. - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6820231314

    You could also get a better motherboard (z68) so you can get upgrade to ivy later, for less. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

    Also, you could drop the 2tb to 1tb or 500gb, maybe get a bigger one later because of HD prices right now. Most people wont need more than 500gb. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

    With that saved money, I would defenitely reccomend a SSD. 64gb, but i think 120/128gb would probably be better. They make a HUGE difference in games. Could fit windows and a decent amount of games on a 120gb. Crucial is very trusted. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442


    Hope it helps!
  5. sosofm said:
    MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792 190$
    For a gaming PC you don't need more than 8GB RAM.
    RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191 46$
    If you don't want to SLI a 600W-650W PSU is enough.
    PSU :CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 104$

    Thanks I like the motherboard suggestion. Though, (as I should have mentioned in the initial post), I will be using this for 3d rendering as well as extensive video editing, that’s why I was thinking of the large 18GB RAM.
  6. If that is the case, your build is great! You will enjoy it a lot.
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