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Thinking about building my first pc ever for gaming. Really wanted the gtx 660 ti for some reason. All the other missing parts i was thinking of just reusing my old systems

Questions:

Is the CPU overkill? maybe i5 3550k?

I dont know what a good CPU cooler is, please help?

Is this a decent motherboard?

I have no clue about hard drives?

Should i add an SSD drive?

Is this *** compatible?


Heres a link of the parts:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hev6


CPU Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99

CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler $35.98

Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $134.99

Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99

Storage Seagate Constellation ES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $256.95

Video Card Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card $339.98

Sound Card Creative Labs Audigy SE 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $24.99

Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case $159.99

Power Supply Corsair 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $139.99
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  1. Good motherboards that are worth buying are these imo mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819#top

    mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544#top


    mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820#top

    mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545#top
  2. CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103089#top


    CPU Cooler:Thermaltake CLP0564 Frio Dual 120mm Universal CPU Cooler - LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775, LGA2011, AM3, AM2+, AM2. "Received The Overclockers Tech Gold Award"
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6046364&Sku=T925-3046
  3. I would suggest something like this mate

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($417.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($184.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($136.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1427.73
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-12 04:49 EDT-0400)
  4. Best answer
    admiralahkbar said:
    Thinking about building my first pc ever for gaming. Really wanted the gtx 660 ti for some reason. All the other missing parts i was thinking of just reusing my old systems

    Questions:

    Is the CPU overkill? maybe i5 3550k?

    I dont know what a good CPU cooler is, please help?

    Is this a decent motherboard?

    I have no clue about hard drives?

    Should i add an SSD drive?

    Is this *** compatible?


    Heres a link of the parts:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hev6


    CPU Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99

    CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ball Bearing CPU Cooler $35.98

    Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $134.99

    Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99

    Storage Seagate Constellation ES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $256.95

    Video Card Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card $339.98

    Sound Card Creative Labs Audigy SE 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $24.99

    Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case $159.99

    Power Supply Corsair 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $139.99


    Drop to the i5 3570k, using money saved get a gtx 670, then get rid of the ZALMAN for a Hyper evo 212+ same price but better imo.

    SO

    CPU: i5 3570k (the sweet spot, not too expensive yet highly capable)
    Cooler: Hyper evo 212+ (cheap and more than effective)
    Storage: 2TB western digital (More reliable and cheaper)
    GPU: GTX 670 (Money saved why not treat yourself?)
  5. Best answer selected by admiralahkbar.
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