Solved Gaming PC Build...First ever build...changes? Tags: Build Systems Last response: June 5, 2012 9:17 PM in Systems Share Dometologist June 5, 2012 6:16:58 PM Case: Rosewill BlackHawk mid tower ATX MOBO: ASUS V GENE z77 LGA 1155 mATX CPU: i7-3770k IB 3.5 GHz PSU: SeaSonic platinum 1000w 80+ platinum System memory: Mushkin enhanced Blackline 8gb DDR3 1600 (2x4gb) Optical drive: LG internal Blu-ray drive storage: Samsung 128 gb SSD SATA III + Seagate 2tb 7200 rpm 64 mb cache SATA 6.0 Gb/s GPU: EVGA gtx 670 superclocked More about : gaming build build Best solution azeem40 June 5, 2012 6:21:33 PM Share For gaming, cut the CPU down to an i5-3570k. If you're CF/SLIng, that is still too much power. 1/4th of that is scrap. Get a 750W PSU. precursoris June 5, 2012 6:22:00 PM Do you plan on overclocking? If so, you should get an after-market cooler. The Cooler Master Hyper 212-Evo is a good choice. Related resources 2K gaming build/first time build frustrations - Forum Advice on new build/changes ? - Forum New Build/First Build about 1600$ build i7 2600K - Forum Tom's Hardware Member System Gallery - Forum First pc build/first post!! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dometologist June 5, 2012 6:24:21 PM is HT really not important for gaming? if so I will ditch i7...and yes I want to OC but avoid liquid cooling so probably not over 10%...I don't want to push higher than 60*C-high 50s azeem40 June 5, 2012 6:29:49 PM No, no game uses 8 virtual cores (threads). BF3, at most, uses 4. Dometologist June 5, 2012 6:30:57 PM Best answer selected by Dometologist. whyso June 5, 2012 6:51:04 PM azeem40 said:No, no game uses 8 virtual cores (threads). BF3, at most, uses 4. A few do, such as dragon age origins which is over 2 years old. But most do not. azeem40 June 5, 2012 6:54:14 PM Never heard of it. Where does it state it uses 8 virtual cores? xtreme5 June 5, 2012 9:17:19 PM all the current games required (2,4 cores) not more than this. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources INTEL overclocking guide Forum Budget Gaming Build,First Timer here :) Forum $2500-2750 Gaming Build Forum Post your 3DMARK06 score Forum First Build, Gaming and Image Editing Forum I7 gaming build-first time build Forum Budget Gaming Build(First timer!) Forum New Build/First - Advice Forum $850 Bang-for-my-buck Gaming PC Forum First build/First desktop/first post..... Forum PCI compatibility question Forum INTEL Gaming Motherboard Suggestions Forum My first build, please help Forum [Solved] First Build for Myself - $1000 or less Forum Adding Watercooling (First Time) to Haf X Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !