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 First time gaming build - Help/Advice needed - Forum Help and advice needed on my first build (budget) - Forum First time building gaming pc. Help advice needed - Forum first gaming/streaming build need help and advice - Forum First Computer Build. Need Some Help and Advice :) - 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 PC build help. Mid budget. Advice and suggestions needed. Forum SolvedNeed help and advice for my first build ! Forum Help Building First Gaming System, Advice/Help Needed Forum SolvedHELP! Need advice on my first build Forum SolvedNeed help, first budget gaming build and am looking for any advice on current components. Forum SolvedFirst Build Need Help/Advice with components Forum Solvedfirst build need help and advice Forum Solvedfirst gaming build. need advice/help Forum Help! First Time Build 1366 x58 mobo Advice needed Forum first build: help! advice needed! please! Forum SolvedNeed help with first PC build (parts advice) Forum My first WORKSTATION build - need advice and help Forum SolvedFirst Time Build. Need Help/Advice. Forum SolvedFirst build need help/advice Forum SolvedNeed Advice on Building My Computer, It's My First Time Building One, Please Help! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !