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May 10, 2012 10:22:43 PM

Hello,

I've just made it my quest to build myself my first gaming computer. I've looked over newegg and a fair number of other computer retailers and come up with my parts. I just need to hear opinions and tweaks that might help me!

Specs:
Mobo:
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

video :
nvidia GTX 560 TI

PSU:
700W coolermaster eXtreme power supply

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU & Cooler:

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=... S524

I have an optical drive and 1tb harddrive left over from an xps 8300 that i will use as well.

please be as harsh or constructive as need be i am teh newb at this stuff! :) 

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May 10, 2012 10:30:02 PM

For gaming this is unbalanced. Don't get an i7, get an i5 (same gaming performance). With the 100$+ you just saved, get a better graphics card, like a 7870, or 670. If you want to further save money, I'd get a cheaper z68 mobo and a i5-2500k, then get an even better graphics card. Basically, the difference in gaming between a 2500k and a 3770k is MAXIMUM 5%. Most of the time, not even 1%. Also, the 2500k overclocks better. With the money you just saved you could get a gpu that performs 50% better or even more.

You do the math.
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May 10, 2012 10:33:56 PM

You'll need memory.

What resolution are you gaming at?
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May 19, 2012 6:14:25 PM

I will be using x4 2gb DDR3 sticks with two monitors at 1900x1080.ANd with regards to that motherboard, don't I need enough power connectors for the case fans and the cpu fan? I really do appreciate the feedback.
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