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July 9, 2012 9:41:17 PM

This is my build for a high end gaming PC and I want to do one final compatibility check to make sure. Also, I need to know how many watts it needs/what psu. All information is appreciated. Any suggestions for parts are welcome as well.

MOB - P8Z77-V

Processor - i5 3750k

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache

Case - Antec Six Hundred V2 Computer Case

Optical Drive - Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST

Monitor - Asus VE228H 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers

Graphics Card - Nvidia Gtx 670

PSU - You guys tell me?



July 9, 2012 9:53:48 PM

Are you going to be getting a dedicated graphics card for that system?

Also, you have a mobile i7 listed which cannot run in desktop boards, the socket and pin count are quite different. What do you plan to use the system for? Very rarely does someone need more than an i5, unless you are planing to use your desktop as a workstation to do large amounts of video editing or some heavy engineering applications an i5 is more than enough CPU power. Something like the 3750k would be compatible with that board and more than capable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would also not choose an intel board, they lack many of the bonus features that boards from companies like Gigabyte and ASUS include. I am not up to speed on the latest Z77 based boards so i will defer to someone else.

As for power consumption, right now your system would consume less than 250 W at full load due to the lack of a GPU, if you intend to include a single powerful GPU a good 500-600 W PSU will be more than sufficient.
July 9, 2012 10:03:25 PM

Oops, I forgot the graphics card. I'm pretty sure I'm getting a gtx 670.

I'm going to use this computer for gaming and I want it to be able to run most games at the highest graphics settings.

I'll look at some gigabyte boards right now. Do you have any suggestions for the boards?
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July 9, 2012 10:19:10 PM

Is it ok if I buy my parts on amazon or should I use newegg and tigerdirect?
July 9, 2012 11:17:01 PM

Newegg will most likely have the best price, if you are not in a hurry buy the components
over a couple months time peroid, it will save you alot of cash. Check the deals everyday
and look for free shipping!
July 10, 2012 6:46:22 AM

Amazon usually has the best price when I look but I was talking about reliability.
July 10, 2012 6:56:50 AM

Local stores usually have the best price :p 
July 10, 2012 7:01:31 AM

I always get from amazon. But that's my personal choice.

Oh and your HDD. If you have the extra 20$ to spare, you should upgrade to a 1TB drive.
July 10, 2012 7:14:13 AM

ninja0 said:
I always get from amazon. But that's my personal choice.

Oh and your HDD. If you have the extra 20$ to spare, you should upgrade to a 1TB drive.


Ok, thanks for the tip! So everything I have is compatible?
July 10, 2012 7:55:17 AM

Is your mobo ASUS?

I think everything is compatible.
July 10, 2012 4:26:17 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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