First build

What I have settled on http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dJ0s
Not planning to overclock
Computer is for gaming
Is everything good other then the processer bieng a i7?
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  1. If the rig is for gaming, then you don't need an i7, which it seems you already know, and you don't need 16 GB of RAM. 8 GB is more than enough. Most don't really use much more than 4 or 5.

    If you don't plan to OC, then save the money and get a regular non-k series CPU and an H77 mobo.
  2. The i7 and 16GB of RAM are not needed for a gaming system - I'd say drop that and use the difference to upgrade your PSU to a 750W and whatever else you need (card reader, OS license, etc). Otherwise that all looks pretty good to me.
  3. moornix said:
    If the rig is for gaming, then you don't need an i7, which it seems you already know, and you don't need 16 GB of RAM. 8 GB is more than enough. Most don't really use much more than 4 or 5.

    If you don't plan to OC, then save the money and get a regular non-k series CPU and an H77 mobo.



    What is the difference with a h77 and a z77 mobo?
  4. darkcam17 said:
    What is the difference with a h77 and a z77 mobo?

    A Z77 board supports SLI (dual cards running @ x8) and allows for over clocking.
  5. H77 is the basic, mainstream mobo. Z77 offers you the option of overclocking, and is for enthusiasts and overclockers. I would get Z77 since it's not too much more, and it is in general, better enginereed/built.
  6. Look for these changes in that build of yours. Since you don't plan on over clocking then no need for an unlocked cpu.

    If you want to leave open the option to add another card later on then look at this board + cpu combo and the psu down below it.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1033224 $324.98 save: $25.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021 $109.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply


    ***For a single card set up (no option to add another one of those cards later on) then look at this board + cpu combo and psu down below it.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1026118 $266.98 save: $13.00
    Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53470
    ASRock B75 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-550-Power-Supply/dp/B004RJ8EKI/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344035725&sr=1-1 $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    XFX ATX 550 Power Supply - P1550SXXB9


    Now step down to 8GB of RAM.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 $43.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

    or that same set of RAM but with blue heat sinks...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546 $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB


    Here's a another nice combo to look at...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1023939 $321.98 save: $28.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53550


    And with the money saved look at an SSD like this one down below...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EKJCWM/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B006EKJ8UI&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0ZNE94EBN881X1FWBJDC $103.81 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive- SDSSDX-120G-G25
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