First build gaming pc need help

Hello can you guys go over the parts and see if every thing looks compatible and if i didnt overkill some thing i am over budget so maybe downgrade something ?

ASUS Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V

EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2678-KR

Thermaltake Armor Revo Full Tower Case USB 3.0 Cases VO200M1W2N

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

OCZ Technology 128GB Vertex 4 Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) With Industry's Highest 120K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty - VTX4-25SAT3-128G

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750AX

Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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  1. What's the budget and primary use? If it's gaming I'd definitely switch out that case - Thermaltake is very hit or miss. Ditch the H80 - those aren't the most reliable coolers when a strong air fan from Noctua or Cooler Master will give you the same results. Get low profile RAM as well, and Windows 7 Pro isn't needed for a gaming system.
  2. yes its a gaming pc but i wont be doing to much gaming budget is 1300-1500 max , can you help me pick a good memory and cooler, what do you mean it a hit or miss ?
  3. CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    If you plan to SLI up the PSU to an 850 750 will be pushing it for SLI

    Windows 7 home edition rather then pro
  4. pow203k said:
    yes its a gaming pc but i wont be doing to much gaming budget is 1300-1500 max , can you help me pick a good memory and cooler, what do you mean it a hit or miss ?


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    you can never go wrong with this cooler pretty much the best/most reliable

    I would recommend a coolermaster case
  5. i wont be doing no SLi and thanks at least i will save some money on a cooler now
  6. This is the type of RAM he is talking about
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544

    Low profile means it doesnt have the heat sinks on them which really are there for show now of days and are pointless because they could get in the way on the CPU cooler
  7. pow203k said:
    yes its a gaming pc but i wont be doing to much gaming budget is 1300-1500 max , can you help me pick a good memory and cooler, what do you mean it a hit or miss ?


    Some things that Thermaltake make are good, but some just flat out aren't. Where I work we quit buying their cases because they're so cheaply made.

    Try a build like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($118.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On DS-8A8SH DVD/CD Writer ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1474.86
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-19 22:58 EDT-0400)
  8. Change PSU to XFX 550W.
  9. azeem40 said:
    Change PSU to XFX 550W.

    Yea, for a single card setup a strong 550 watt PSU will cover it just fine, even if you overclock the hell out of that CPU and vid card.
  10. i just ordered my parts i didn't notice the last reply's this is what i ordered i know i should of got a different cpu cooler but i really like that one and i couldn't find any small memory that was compatible with the mother board that was 4*4 so i got these and i want over budget so it means i be working more hours :) i still went for the same case looking at the reviews i like it to much to change it i hope i wont regret it. i hope i will max out bf3 with this. thanks for your help guys

    Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

    EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2678-KR

    Corsair Cooling Hydro-Series All-in-One High-Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

    Arctic Silver 3.5g High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Cooling Compound AS5-3.5G

    Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750AX

    SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

    Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

    Kingston Technology HyperX 16 GB Kit (4x4 GB Modules) 16 Quad Channel Kit 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX

    Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI Dual LAN Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H

    Thermaltake Armor Revo Full Tower Case USB 3.0 Cases VO200M1W2N
  11. pow203k said:
    i just ordered my parts i didn't notice the last reply's this is what i ordered i know i should of got a different cpu cooler but i really like that one and i couldn't find any small memory that was compatible with the mother board that was 4*4 so i got these and i want over budget so it means i be working more hours :) i still went for the same case looking at the reviews i like it to much to change it i hope i wont regret it. i hope i will max out bf3 with this. thanks for your help guys

    Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

    EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW 2048MB GDDR5 256bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-Way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2678-KR

    Corsair Cooling Hydro-Series All-in-One High-Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

    Arctic Silver 3.5g High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Cooling Compound AS5-3.5G

    Corsair Professional Series Gold 750-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750AX

    SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

    Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

    Kingston Technology HyperX 16 GB Kit (4x4 GB Modules) 16 Quad Channel Kit 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX

    Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI Dual LAN Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H

    Thermaltake Armor Revo Full Tower Case USB 3.0 Cases VO200M1W2N


    You wasted your money with the thermal compound - the H60 includes its' own pre-applied. And I personally would not have bought an H60 - I would have bought a Noctua NH-U9B or something similar. But otherwise pretty good choices for the most part.
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