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August 4, 2012 5:50:34 AM

The build is in image form for convenience: http://imgur.com/m4Qwo

This is my first gaming PC build, and i would love the help of this forum as i have been directed here so many times while i have been conducting research. The posters were all very respectful and helpful:

I have a few questions about specific parts, but feel free to comment on the overall build or other parts of the build.

1. Which Asus p8z77-v MOBO should i get? I have the LK listed in the build, but i'm not sure whether i should get this or the one with the integrated wi-fi for about $60 more

2. In your opinion, should i wait a couple of weeks for the GTX660 to be released? It should be only 10% weaker than the 670 and at $100 less if i'm lucky. Link is here for anyone interested
http://www.techpowerup.com/169557/GeForce-GTX-660-Ti-Sp...

3. Where's the best place to go to learn how to put all of this together?

4. Will all my components work together? I've done research but i don't trust myself enough to be sure.

5. Lastly and least importantly, i can't decide on a case. The Fractal is listed in the build because it is of the style i would like - BLack, minimalistic and preferably with a side-window. If you can recommend anything else to look at that'd be great.

Thank you so much for your time, - any input is appreciated. By no means do you have to answer every question!

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August 4, 2012 6:39:18 AM

Anyone? What's the adequate amount of time to wait for a response on this forum?
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August 4, 2012 1:04:46 PM

What's your max budget? What's your monitor resolution?
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August 4, 2012 1:20:12 PM

Budget is anywhere from $1200 - 1500, but the cheaper the better.

Monitor is a HP w2207h - "1680 x 1050"
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August 4, 2012 1:35:56 PM

Case, Cooler Master Storm Enforcer, recommend by Tomshardware, great looking and great airflow. $70 after MIR + $5 for shipping = $75 Total.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

No problem with the HDD

Get an SSD for faster load times and noticeable speed for OS and programs
Samsung SSD 830, for $100 + Free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I like this Gigabyte for the OCing potentiality and great cooling over the Galaxy, for $400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic 650W full modular PSU for $120 total + shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram, MoBO, CPU are fine but you'll need to get an after market cooler
Hyper 212+ for $20 + free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now this will total all around $1150, you can add more money for better CPU cooler, better case or higher wattage PSU if you intend to CF/SLI top cards later.

That GPU is an overkill for your current monitor resolution, I suggest getting full HD 1080P monitor to enjoy HD gaming and the power of your GPU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 4, 2012 1:54:59 PM

ilysaml said:


Ram, MoBO, CPU are fine but you'll need to get an after market cooler
Hyper 212+ for $20 + free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Will i need an after-market cooler with the current build i have now, or is that for when i OC?

Some great suggestions. I'll look into it!
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August 4, 2012 2:11:38 PM

The Antec is not a Modular PSU, Modular PSUs make it easy for cable management and proper airflow.
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August 4, 2012 8:41:00 PM

Unless the Modular PSU is the same price as non-modular, like OCZ ZT and ZX PSUs, the extra $ for one is not worth it.
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August 5, 2012 3:53:16 AM

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August 6, 2012 7:55:15 AM

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