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 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. Share 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. m 0 l Related resources Help with game/workstation PC build!(First) - Forum Help with $1000 USD gaming pc build(first time) - Forum SFF Gaming Build/First Time - Forum Gaming Build/First One/Please Rate - Forum Most expensive/Best gaming pc build ever. Go overkill. - 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 m 0 l azeem40 June 5, 2012 6:29:49 PM No, no game uses 8 virtual cores (threads). BF3, at most, uses 4. m 0 l Dometologist June 5, 2012 6:30:57 PM Best answer selected by Dometologist. m 0 l 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. m 0 l azeem40 June 5, 2012 6:54:14 PM Never heard of it. Where does it state it uses 8 virtual cores? m 0 l xtreme5 June 5, 2012 9:17:19 PM all the current games required (2,4 cores) not more than this. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved[First Gaming PC Ever] Is this a Good Build? Forum SolvedMy pc reboots itself when ever i run a high graphics setting in games Forum SolvedCyberPower $1000ish gaming build(first time) Forum SolvedFirst PC for gaming ever Forum SolvedBudget Gaming Build(First timer!) Forum SolvedI need a gaming pc list of components for around 700 with a windows license and optical driver. How ever no monitor or keyboar Forum SolvedCheck my build: Gaming PC. First ever build. Forum SolvedFirst ever build - budget gaming PC! thoughts/opinions? Forum SolvedFirst Ever Build Gaming PC running on 40 inch 1080p TV Forum SolvedFirst ever gaming pc build Forum SolvedMy first ever Gaming pc build Forum First Ever Gaming PC Build Forum SolvedFirst Ever Build Gaming PC Forum SolvedFirst Ever Gaming PC Build Advice is Needed Please! Forum First ever gaming PC! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !