My conclusion from my first attempt of first build
Approximate Purchase Date: 7-14 Days
Budget Range: 1500- 1700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Gaming (diablo 3 and mass effect 3)
Parts Not Required: everything except the system
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.msy.com.au
Parts Preferences: by brand or type : nay
SLI or Crossfire: No
Additional Comments: I need computer that can hold for awhile 3-5 years
MoBo : G-B Z77X-UD3H
CPU : i5 3550
VGA : Saphire Radeon 7970
Memory :2x Corsair 4GB Single PC12800 (1600Mhz) CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance (Not in MSY)
SSD : Crucial 128GB SATA3 2.5" SSD M4 (not in MSY)
HDD : Seagate SATA3 1Tb
Power Supply : Antec EarthWatts-Green 750 / Corsair TX650
DVD RW : SATA Lite-oN
Case : Cooler Master HAF 912
Cooler : Coolermaster Universal Hyper 212 EVO
Probably later i would like to overclock (just a minor one as i heard that ivy bridge is hot as hell during OC but do i need a better CPU-cooler for a minor OC?) but i'm thinking to get 3550 one though? or should i go for 3450?
As for the motherboard, i need their anti-surge features on gigabyte.
For the RAM, do you have recommendation?
Does the voltage matter in RAM?
Just updated some of my parts (Changed the SSD, RAM and Processor)
Is the power supply enough for the system ? (Not going to OC or anything)
Is there any problem with the parts before i confirm the order?
hmm, thinking to get G-B H77M-D3H, but i'm worried that it might got compatibility problem with the RAM (2x Corsair 4GB Single PC12800 (1600Mhz) CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance ). I looked at website (official page for the board) and it's not on the list
Thinking to get my system from CPL ( www.cpl.net.au ) since they got every parts that i need.
The only problem with that memory is those heat spreaders on the top extend out into the space where your CPU Cooler is. If that RAM is definitely the model you want, Corsair make a 'Low Profile' version that doesn't have the spiky heat spreaders on the top.
Sorry for the PCCase link... couldn't see them on CPL