First build, advice and recommendations welcomed.

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Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Around $1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: N/A

Monitor Resolution: Current monitor is 1600x900

Additional Comments: The aim is to have a build that can run games at smooth frames, I am not concerned with having graphic settings set to ultra-max on everything in every single game.

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EVGA GTX 570 HD 2560mb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130687

GSKILL ripjaw 8gb ddr3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

i5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

COOLERMASTER silent pro 1000w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171049

Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545

NZXT Phantom White steel ATX full tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067
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More about first build advice recommendations welcomed
  1. fapmaster said:
    EVGA GTX 570 HD 2560mb
    GSKILL ripjaw 8gb ddr3
    i5-2500k
    COOLERMASTER silent pro 1000w
    ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 intel Z68
    NZXT Phantom White steel ATX full tower

    It is my first build, gaming is the intent, I am looking to keep the cost around $1300, any advice is welcomed.


    First the Cooler Master Silent Pro is never a good choice as they slap a lot of fake labels and certifications on them. If you're going for a PSU in that range I'd suggest the same one I use: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028

    If you're going for the 570, I'd suggest the much newer Radeon 7870 - I just got one and it's a great GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983

    And then get a Z77 motherboard as it's more future proof and will allow for Ivy and beyond CPUs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545

    The Phantom is an excellent choice for case. I didn't see a storage or cooling solution - do you plan to purchase those? Or do you already have them?
  2. Approximate Purchase Date: This week

    Budget Range: Around $1300

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet.

    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

    Country: USA

    Parts Preferences: N/A

    Overclocking: No

    SLI or Crossfire: N/A

    Monitor Resolution: Current monitor is 1600x900

    Additional Comments: The aim is to have a build that can run games at smooth frames, I am not concerned with having graphic settings set to ultra-max on everything in every single game.

    -----------

    EVGA GTX 570 HD 2560mb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130687

    GSKILL ripjaw 8gb ddr3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    i5-2500k
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    COOLERMASTER silent pro 1000w
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171049

    Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545

    NZXT Phantom White steel ATX full tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067
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    Additional Comments: The aim is to have a build that can run games at smooth frames, I am not concerned with having graphic settings set to ultra-max on everything in every single game.


    Again I'll say get a 7870 and avoid the Cooler Master Silent Pro series. I just got a 7870 and it maxed out the Windows Experience Index.
  4. Thanks for the input so far G-unit.
    What do you think about this power supply? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

    Also do you have any performance issues with your AMD card? And do you run it on crossfire?
  5. fapmaster said:
    Thanks for the input so far G-unit.
    What do you think about this power supply? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

    Also do you have any performance issues with your AMD card? And do you run it on crossfire?


    I haven't had a chance to really test the limits of it yet but so far it's been great - I've been able to play Skyrim on Ultra High 1080p without issue.

    That Corsair is a good choice definitely, I'd also be inclined to suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028
  6. g-unit1111 said:
    First the Cooler Master Silent Pro is never a good choice as they slap a lot of fake labels and certifications on them. If you're going for a PSU in that range I'd suggest the same one I use: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028

    i don't know about *non gold certified* version but my brother has got a silent pro gold 1kw psu and it's working great.i am not a fan of CM power supplies but i find silent pro gold an exception.

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    If you're going for the 570, I'd suggest the much newer Radeon 7870 - I just got one and it's a great GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983

    +1

    Quote:
    And then get a Z77 motherboard as it's more future proof and will allow for Ivy and beyond CPUs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545

    +1

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    The Phantom is an excellent choice for case. I didn't see a storage or cooling solution

    +1
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