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Help with building a Gaming PC

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May 6, 2012 9:21:07 AM

Hello everyone.
I have recieved some advice earlier about building my own gaming PC (Thanks to doctoralchemy and AdrianPerry).

I have come up with my final list of components but I am worried that some of the parts may not be compatible or work well with one another.

I am incredibly new to this, and would appreciate anyone's experience when it comes to any problem I may have building the PC (My aim is to build a high end gaming machine).
Any advice would be appreciated, as well any alternatives to enhance the PC or something that I may have missed.


GPU: VisionTek Products Radeon 7970 3 GB DDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Cards 900491

CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5 GHz LGA 1155 Processor BX80623I72700K

MOBO: ASRock MB-Z68X4G3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996988

PSU: OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

CASE: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Five Fans, window side panel, top hard drive dock

Thanks Guys.
P.S. I cannot order from Newegg as I live in Australia.

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May 6, 2012 9:58:16 AM

a good after market CPU cooler such as the arctic cooler 7 would be a good edition to your build. a 2700K must be over clocked to its fullest :p . i am not a fan of asrock, i find them to be very lack luster and cheap. I have used a few in basic oem replacements for clients who will not be pushing there systems but i would not build a high end system out of them. i would go with MSI or gigabyte, in my experience MSI has safer OC presets and systems as well as better power management but gigabyte can be pushed farther so long as you know what you are doing. your ram is very light, i would throw in another set to get you to 16GB. if your budget allows for it a couple SSD's in raid-0 would be a brilliant edition to your build, i have used the techbuy website in AU for a few clients however there shipping and stock support blows, you can expect at least 2 items out of a standard 20 item comp build to be out of stock by the time they get around to shipping to you.
May 6, 2012 10:16:12 AM

Get 2600K or 2500K if you don't need Hyper Threading.