Advice on build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: September 30, 2012 4:49 AM in Systems Share Kontraption September 29, 2012 1:18:33 AM Hi, Here's my outline. I've chosen most parts and wanted some critique What is your budget? $1200 What is your resolution? 1920x1080 What are you using it for? Mostly gaming. What is your upgrade cycle? 1-2years When do you plan on building it? next 2 or 3 weeks Do you plan on overclocking? Yes Do you need an Operating System? No Do you plan to add a second GPU for SLI or Crossfire? No Where are you buying your parts from? Australia, http://www.pccasegear.com --------------------------------------------------------- Intel Core i5 3570K CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler Gigabyte Radeon HD7950 3GB Overclocked Sharkoon T28 Blue Case USB 3.0 ASRock Z77 PRO4-M Motherboard OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular Dell S2330MX 23in Ultra-Slim LED Monitor Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9K2/8G 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 TP-Link TL-WN751ND Wireless PCI Adapter OCZ Agility 4 128GB SSD Samsung SH-224BB/BEBS SATA DVDRW Drive OEM Western Digital WD Blue 500GB WD5000AAKX Thanks in advance for any advice More about : advice build loresr97 September 29, 2012 1:30:18 AM Low Profile RAM, Agility 4 SSD aren't great I would get the Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD Retail Box for 6$ more. m 0 l Why_Me September 29, 2012 3:14:42 AM This Plextor SSD utilizes a Marvell controller and is rock solid. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $90.00 Plextor PX-128M5S 128GB SSD Low profile RAM so you don't impede that cpu h/s. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $45.00 G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Jay-Z September 30, 2012 4:49:13 AM I would get a Corsair HX650 power supply. Much better than your current on. Of all the components in your build, the power supply is arguably the most important. The Agility 4 is great bang for buck, but there are many mixed feelings about OCZ. I would choose the Samsung 830 or even the Intel 520s. Your other choices look great. Hope this helps m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMedia center build advice Forum SolvedAdvice on a gaming PC build i5 4690k Forum SolvedAdvice on a budget gaming pc build Forum Solvedadvice on my completed build Forum SolvedSo... I want to build a Mini ATX pc and i need advice (first build) Forum SolvedFound hardware for a $600 Haswell i3 system and now ready to build. Advice from experienced users needed Forum SolvedPSU advice for a new build Forum SolvedAMD Build / my components- compatable? , advice? Forum SolvedFirst build/ components list- some advice Forum SolvedBUILD ADVICE - Triple Display - DICOM image / radiology viewer Forum Solved~$700-$800 First Gaming PC Build, Suggestions or Advice? Forum SolvedIs the MSI 970A-G46 motherboard a good choice for my build? I could really use some advice. Forum SolvedWould appreciate some advice on this pc build Forum SolvedAdvice on new build (gaming pc) Forum SolvedAdvice for my first PC Build Forum SolvedFirst build - 1st PC : Advice, criticism, opinions, please ? Forum SolvedAdvice for Server Build Forum SolvedSpec advice on self build. Forum SolvedAdvice/Recommendations on my build Forum SolvedAdvice on $600 Gaming Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !