/ Sign-up
Your question

First build. Advice / Help needed.

  • Homebuilt
  • Systems
  • Product
Last response: in Systems
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

GPU - 4GB Nvidia GTX 690

Mobo - MSI Z77A-GD65

CPU - i7 3770K Quad Core

RAM - 4 x 4GB 2400MHz DDR3

Heatsink - Corsair H100 ( Hoping theres enough spare room in the Storm Trooper. )

PSU - SeaSonic 860w ( This is what I was most unsure of. I don't want to damage my components by bad quality power. )

More about : build advice needed

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

And this motherboard.

This will make your PC much, much more future proof.
Buy two of those dual channel kits.
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.

Or buy this one if you really want something future proof (Quad SLI FTW)

And instead of the GTX 690 buy two of those.They are going to be faster, run cooler and produce less noise.

And finally i'd get this case instead but its personal preference really.
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
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.
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.