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July 18, 2012 8:46:20 PM

I am new to building a PC, but I've started compiling a list of things I want for a good computer that can also handle most games. Below I will list the items I am thinking of buying. I've done my best to make sure they are compatible and would like some advice on if it's a worth-while build, since this seems to be the place to go for guys and gals that know lots more than myself.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Intel 7 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77 Express, 2400MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, WiFi-N, SLI/CrossFireX

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K BX80667i73770K Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.50GHz (3.90GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 77W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 02G-P4-2678-KR Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0, 1x DVI-I, 1x DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Overclocked

CD: LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA DVDRW Drive - 24X, SATA, OEM, Black

PSU: Kingwin ABT-1050MM Maximum Power 1050-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 1050W, 140mm Fan, Crossfire/SLI Compatible

RAM: Patriot G2 Series PGD316G1333ELQK Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x 4GB), PC3-10666, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.65V, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, XMP Ready

HD: Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 3.5", SATA 6Gbps, 7200RPM, 16MB

I have yet to get a sound card, case, or more cooling options, just wondering what anyone else thought about the main components so far.

Thanks in advance,

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July 18, 2012 10:10:54 PM

fpoon said:
1. i7 is useless when it only comes to gaming. i5 is enough. This one will save you $100:
2. I wouldn't recommend a Kingwin PSU. Also, 1000W is overkill. This will suit you better:
3. A high end build isn't high end without a SSD. Try this one:

Thanks, I'll check those out. The only reason I went with a 1000w is because I might want to add another GPU in the future, but I will definitely check the other one out.
July 18, 2012 11:19:27 PM

If you add a second 670, it will take 650W at the most.