Is this a Good Gaming pc build

Hi Everyone

I am currently looking to buy my first gaming pc and have come up with the following build, i would just like to know if you thinks its anygood plus if everything is compatible with one another. Im pretty sure it is but I want get second opinions before i order the parts.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard

CPU: Intel i5 2500k

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2gb OC

Case: NZXT Guardian 921RB Blue

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX

Memory: 2 x (Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3)

Monitor: Samsung S24B300H 24in Widescreen LED Monitor

Power Supply: OCZ Technology ZT Series 750W Power Supply

I will be ordering parts from Pc Case Gear so if you have any suggestions to change part of the build if you could find a simararly priced product off there it would be very helpful.
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  1. Looks good.

    But...

    Is that ram a pair of 4gb kits(2 x 2gb) giving a total of 8gb,
    Or, is it a 4gb kit of 2 x 2gb?

    Regardless, I would suggest a single 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb. 2 separate kits may not be supported by corsair.
  2. geofelt said:
    Looks good.

    But...

    Is that ram a pair of 4gb kits(2 x 2gb) giving a total of 8gb,
    Or, is it a 4gb kit of 2 x 2gb?

    Regardless, I would suggest a single 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb. 2 separate kits may not be supported by corsair.



    Yeah its 2 sticks of (2 x 2, what do you suggest I should replace it with?
  3. If you can, try and go for an SSD for either boot and high speed storage, or cache.
    Also, try to bump up to a 7870 GHz Edition.
    A Z68 motherboard wouldn't be bad either. The real difference is that Z77 has Intel controlled USB 3.0. a Z68 motherboard with USB 3.0 will do just fine.
  4. locomoco321 said:
    If you can, try and go for an SSD for either boot and high speed storage, or cache.
    Also, try to bump up to a 7870 GHz Edition.
    A Z68 motherboard wouldn't be bad either. The real difference is that Z77 has Intel controlled USB 3.0. a Z68 motherboard with USB 3.0 will do just fine.


    I've already gone over what my budget was going to be, i don;t think i could afford to go up to the 7870 card, thanks for the suggestion though.
  5. jmaguire94 said:
    I've already gone over what my budget was going to be, i don;t think i could afford to go up to the 7870 card, thanks for the suggestion though.

    All right then, happy to help. I'll watch out for more posts to try and help.
  6. jmaguire94 said:
    Yeah its 2 sticks of (2 x 2, what do you suggest I should replace it with?


    Ram is cheap.
    I would suggest this g.skil 8gb kit for $ 47 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    1333 ram is almost as good for $ 40: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422
    Ram speed does not much impact fps or real app speed with sandy bridge. Read this:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-scaling-choosing-the-best-ddr3

    Here is a study on the value of 8gb:
    http://www.corsair.com/blog/an902-8gb-or-more-of-system-ram-doing-more-with-more-memory/
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