Novice Attempting to Build Own Gaming PC Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: October 7, 2012 12:51 PM in Systems Share bbmhmmad October 6, 2012 4:19:44 AM I've been researching components and here's what Ive come up. Let me know your thoughts, suggestions, improvements. Budget is $1100-$1300. Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB CPU: Intel i5-3570k MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard RAM: Kingston Hyperx 8 GB (2x4GB)DDR3 HD: WD Bue 1TB 7200RPM SATA Case: HAF 912 Mid-tower Power Supply: OCZ Modstream Pro 700W Main Considerations: Gaming, Cost, Component Compatibility, Ease of assembly, Bottlenecking. Add in OS, peripherals, monitor comes out to about $1200. Prices from Newegg havent done any shopping around yet. More about : novice attempting build gaming crowz9 October 6, 2012 4:26:13 AM I wouldn't change anything on this build. Keep in mind that you can buy a SDD at some point if you save some cash, and leave the HDD for file storing. m 0 l Socom3988 October 6, 2012 4:33:30 AM might wait for windows 8, comes out this month. monitor I personaly would go with an led but if you have a budget its obviously your choice. m 0 l Related resources Complete Novice Attempting Gaming PC Build - Forum Novice attempting a budget gaming build! - Forum £600 First Gaming PC Novice Help? (Build or Pre Built) - Forum Novice Gaming PC Build- NEED ADVICE! - Forum attempting to build a gaming pc for the first time - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Deemo13 a b B Homebuilt system October 6, 2012 9:20:50 AM You could probably change out the GPU for something a little more powerful for that price. m 0 l bbmhmmad October 6, 2012 10:28:18 AM Most oft-cited problem in other forums is the GPU choice. What are some better ones in a comparable price range? m 0 l akshayghai29785 October 6, 2012 11:22:13 AM maybe gtx 660 would do for you or if you have more money than gtx670 if you are nvidia user if not than 7850 or 7950 or 7970 what is your max budget for gpu m 0 l bbmhmmad October 6, 2012 11:50:53 AM under 300 for GPU. im thinking ill go for a 660ti. there are some around $280 m 0 l akshayghai29785 October 7, 2012 12:51:57 PM see 7950 also as that is great overclocker & gives more p to p ratio m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Traveling nurse looking to build gaming PC(Novice) Forum SolvedAttempting My First Build - <$1K Gaming PC Forum Attempting to build a gaming PC Forum Novice needs help building 1st gaming PC Forum $4000 Gaming PC Build - Novice needs advice! Check out my spec so far... Forum Attempting to build a high-end-ish gaming PC, would like some opinions on the components since I'm a noob Forum Will be attempting first [Gaming] PC build [~$1.5K] Forum SolvedBuy a friends Gaming pc for 400 or build my own? Forum SolvedNeed some advice, first time trying to build my own pc for animation/illustration/gaming Forum New Gaming PC Build Novice Forum SolvedShould I buy a custom gaming PC? or build my own gaming PC? Forum SolvedBuild my own gaming pc, need help with components! Forum SolvedModeling and rendering pc build for a novice. (Update) Forum SolvedI'm building my own gaming PC Forum Gaming laptop or build my own pc? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !