My First Build Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: May 28, 2012 1:10 AM in Systems Share zachmann13 May 28, 2012 12:49:01 AM Hopefully this is the correct place to put this. I want to make sure that this build is all compatible and also want to here any suggestions on improving it. I will be using this build primarily for GW2 and other games, Thanks. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($115.99 @ SuperBiiz) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($256.97 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.00 @ Newegg) Power Supply: OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg) Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg) Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard ($54.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1095.87 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-27 20:48 EDT-0400) More about : build cranked May 28, 2012 1:10:45 AM You could go with a cheaper Z68 board since you are going with sandy bridge, but you don't have too. You want to get an aftermarket cooler if you plan on overclocking that i5. Get the Hyper 212 EVO, cheap and does a good job. Also, that video card is pretty short, but you might want to look at some reviews on that case to make sure there will be no obstructions inside. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst Arma/ DayZ build Forum SolvedI Need First Build Suggestions Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Pc Build: Partlist Forum SolvedFirst pc build need some help plz Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Build-Graphics Card Forum SolvedUpgrading first build Forum SolvedOpinion on first time build Forum SolvedFirst Build Problems Forum SolvedFirst Build Problems (nothing displaying) Forum SolvedFriend's First Custom Build Forum SolvedFirst PC Build for School Forum SolvedLooking to build my first gaming PC Forum SolvedGood first build? Forum SolvedFirst Computer Build Forum SolvedFirst pc build help please Forum SolvedFirst pc build Forum Solved$850 Gaming PC First Build Forum SolvedFirst Build Advise Forum SolvedI've figured out what I should buy for my first build, but is it worth it? Forum SolvedMy first PC build (for myself), go with a 770 4GB, or a different card, or wait? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !