First build. Advice / Help needed. Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: October 1, 2012 2:35 AM in Systems Share honeypuff September 30, 2012 11:44:40 AM I've decided it's time for an upgrade, and what better way to upgrade then custom builds. My first ever rig though, so I don't know if I'm missing something, or have something I shouldn't, etc. Any pointers would be great. Case - Coolmaster's Storm Trooper http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-cm-storm-t... GPU - 4GB Nvidia GTX 690 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-evga-gtx-690-28nm-pc...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-1019mhz-cores-3072-3x-dl-dvi-mini Mobo - MSI Z77A-GD65 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-gd65-intel-z77-...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx CPU - i7 3770K Quad Core http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3770k-s115... RAM - 4 x 4GB 2400MHz DDR3 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-(4x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-dominator-platinum-pc3-19200-(2400)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-11-11-31-dhx- Heatsink - Corsair H100 ( Hoping theres enough spare room in the Storm Trooper. ) http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-h100-hydro-serie... PSU - SeaSonic 860w ( This is what I was most unsure of. I don't want to damage my components by bad quality power. ) http://www.scan.co.uk/products/860w-seasonic-platinum-s... More about : build advice needed Kamen_BG a b B Homebuilt system September 30, 2012 12:54:25 PM That's a killer PC.The only thing most of us would do is make you a PC with the same performance for less. But im going to do another thing. Make it even better. What i think you should do is. First buy this CPU http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80619i73820 And this motherboard. http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa... This will make your PC much, much more future proof. Buy two of those dual channel kits. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... They are just as fast as the Corsair Platinum ones.But they don't look nearly as awesome.Still they are a lot cheeper. Buy the PSU from here and save 40 pounds. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... Or buy this one if you really want something future proof (Quad SLI FTW) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004NMJ9ZI/?tag=pcp0f-21 And instead of the GTX 690 buy two of those.They are going to be faster, run cooler and produce less noise. http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef... And finally i'd get this case instead but its personal preference really. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-phantom-enthusiast-... andrewcarr September 30, 2012 1:15:09 PM What resolution are you playing at because a 690 or two 680 in SLI (same thing for the most part) is complete overkill if your playing at 1080. Related resources Help and advice needed on my first build (budget) - Forum First Gaming Build - Advice Needed ! - Forum First Time Build ( Advice needed thanks !) - Forum First build ! || Advice /compatability checks needed ! - Forum New and first gaming Build advice needed ! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer honeypuff September 30, 2012 2:09:37 PM Kamen, I'll look into detail about what you suggested. Andrew, yes it'll be 1920 x 1080, but obviously maxed settings. andrewcarr October 1, 2012 2:35:38 AM What I'm saying though is that for a single screen a 680 is considered overkill. Getting two would just be a waste of money unless you buy another two monitors for a 3 monitor setup. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources First Time Build . Need Help/Advice . Forum Advice on first time build needed . Budgets + further info in post. Forum [ Build Help ] First time building a computer, need advice on parts etc. Forum First Time Build . Advice Needed Forum Help needed for first new build Forum First Build , Office PC. Advice Needed Forum First build , advice needed . $800+(?) budget Forum First Build , Advice needed :) Forum First build , ~$300, need opinions & advice Forum A10-5800k build : first time builder needs advice Forum First Build , need advice+help Forum Help ! First Time Build 1366 x58 mobo Advice needed Forum Power Supply good for cheap price Forum [Solved] Advice for new gaming pc Forum 4TB Raid 0 in new build... Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !