Please help with first gaming rig build Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: April 14, 2012 7:23 PM in Systems Share rastazaja April 14, 2012 6:42:23 PM Hi, I am building my first gaming rig from ground up and would like to hear your opinions about my selection, any advice or comments will help details below Approximate Purchase Date: approximately next month Budget Range: about 1800 $ System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.skytech.lt Country: Lithuania Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 CPU Intel Core i5-2500K, 3.30GHz, 6MB, LGA1155, 32nm, 95W, BOX http://www.skytech.lt/intel-core-i52500k-330ghz-6mb-lga... VGA nvidia gtx 680 2GB http://www.skytech.lt/vga-pcie16-gtx680-2gb-gddr5gvn680... if gtx 680 not in stock HD7970 3GB GDDR5/11197-06-40G SAPPHIRE http://www.skytech.lt/vga-pcie16-hd7970-3gb-gddr5111970... motherboard ASROCK S1155 Z68 DDR3 USB3 SATA6 ATX http://www.skytech.lt/asrock-s1155-z68-ddr3-usb3-sata6-... RAM DDR3 Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz CL7 1.5V http://www.skytech.lt/ddr3-corsair-vengeance-red-8gb-2x... HDD WD CAVIAR BLACK 1.5TB 3.5" SATA3 7.2K 64 http://www.skytech.lt/caviar-black-15tb-sata3-72k-p-599... case Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus http://www.skytech.lt/korpusas-psu-cooler-master-haf-91... PSU PSU Corsair TX750 V2 80 PLUS Bronze, ATX 750W, EU version http://www.skytech.lt/psu-corsair-tx750-plus-bronze-atx... mouse Cyborg R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse, 4000 dpi, 1000Hz report rate, 7 buttons, 3 modes, USB http://www.skytech.lt/cyborg-rat-gaming-mouse-4000-dpi-... keyboard MS SIDEWINDER X4 KEYBOARD USB http://www.skytech.lt/sidewinder-keyboard-usb-nordic-p-... monitor LG Flatron LCD E2441V-BN 24'' http://www.skytech.lt/monitorius-flatron-lcd-e2441vbn-w... More about : gaming rig build JackNaylorPE a c 212 4 Gaming April 14, 2012 7:17:56 PM RAM - I'd drop the toothy, tall heat sinks and get low profile versions. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|20-233-196^20-233-196-TS%2C20-233-186^20-233-186-TS%2C20-233-199^20-233-199-TS GFX - 7970 can't cut it against the 680 ....costs more / performs less Case - No front USB 3 port is unforgivable in this day and age. MoBo - MoBo has a chinsy 2 year warranty which is a deal breaker for me.... PSU - I'd get a HX650 (only 550 needed but no real cost savings dropping further) if ya sure never gonna SLI. I would advise against it though, especially since ya buying a SLI capable board. I'd get a Corsair 500R w/ HX850 if overclocking GFX and CPU. I'd also be getting a 120Hz monitor. madbiker April 14, 2012 7:23:05 PM first off, I like the 7970, it's single card performance is awesome!!! Consider a decent aftermarket cooler, Corsair H-80 or H100 (if the HAF will allow the H-100 to mount) Your RAM choice looks good, but, I like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . Your Harddrive pick is nice, I would consider OCZ or Corsairs caching options to enhance them: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.corsair.com/ssd/accelerator-series-ssd-cache... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst Timer, Please Help Me Build My Dream Gaming Rig! Forum Solved(First Build) $1600 Gaming Rig, Need help please. Forum Hello! Check Please? Help! Low budget first time gaming rig build! Forum Please Help With First Build: i5-2500k Gaming Rig Forum SolvedFirst Build - $1k Gaming Rig - Please share your thoughts Forum SolvedMy First Gaming Rig Build - Please critique or provide feedback Forum Solved[New Build] Beginner building a school and gaming rig (Please help) Forum SolvedNeed help with my first gaming rig please Forum SolvedNew Gaming Rig being built by first time builder help,please! Forum SolvedLooking for help/advice to build my first gaming rig Forum SolvedHelp me build my first gaming rig Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build, Please Help! Forum £1200+ PC gaming rig… First build, please advise. Forum SolvedOculus Rift Gaming Rig. First time building. Help is appreciated! Forum SolvedPlease help me build a 1600.00 cdn gaming rig. Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build - Help Please Forum SolvedPlease help me with my first Gaming build!!! Forum My first gaming rig, please help :) Forum SolvedPlease Review My Gaming Rig (First Time Builder - $850 Build) Forum SolvedGood day, help me build my gaming rig? please ? :) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !