Help me with my first build

Hello,
I am building my first computer and I want to make sure that I pick the right components. I will be mostly playing online HD games. I have a budget of about $2000 for the computer and peripherals

This is the build-
CPU: Intel i7 3770K
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB)
PSU: Corsair HX750
CPU cooler: Cooler master hyper 212 EVO
HDD: Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM 64MB cache
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 120GB
Optical: Pioneer 12x BD-R 2x BD-RE 16x DVD-R
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

Any suggestions? I am not sure if the motherboard is the best I can afford, and I don’t know if all the components will work together.

Peripherals-
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24" LED
Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder
KB: Logitech G110
Sound: Logitech S-220 17 watts 2.1 system

All of this totals for $2,045.85 on newegg

Again I have no idea on how all this works as this is my first build, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You
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  1. What do you mean by online HD games? Flash games?
  2. Sorry it should have read- I want to play games in high definition, online.
  3. johndutch said:
    Hello,
    I am building my first computer and I want to make sure that I pick the right components. I will be mostly playing online HD games. I have a budget of about $2000 for the computer and peripherals

    This is the build-
    CPU: Intel i7 3770K
    MB: Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP
    GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    PSU: Corsair HX750
    CPU cooler: Cooler master hyper 212 EVO
    HDD: Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM 64MB cache
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 120GB
    Optical: Pioneer 12x BD-R 2x BD-RE 16x DVD-R
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

    Any suggestions? I am not sure if the motherboard is the best I can afford, and I don’t know if all the components will work together.

    Peripherals-
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24" LED
    Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder
    KB: Logitech G110
    Sound: Logitech S-220 17 watts 2.1 system

    All of this totals for $2,045.85 on newegg

    Again I have no idea on how all this works as this is my first build, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You



    Yes this parts will combine at best with each-other
  4. Okay, I'll assume you mean playing FPS games ...

    The parts you picked seem liked they were picked pretty quickly

    I think this would be better:

    Cpu: i5-3570k (ivy) - no need for i7, it only makes a difference when doing thiings like video editing and animation
    Cooler: 212 Evo
    Mobo: Asus Z77 Sabertooth (don't get matx, I don't understand why you picked that with your budget and all. look this one up. someone will probably suggest something else, but this board is stylish and performs well.
    GPU: gtx 680
    Memory: get the low profile version of those vengeance ones you picked the 212 evo gets in the way i think
    PSU: I've heard people recommend the corsair hx750w. i don't know much about it though, but with your budget, seasonic x850 all the way.
    Case: I'd get a Lian-Li case and Silverstone, but those are just my preferences, you may get what you want.

    229.99: CPU
    30.99: Cooler
    229.99: Mobo
    469.99: GPU
    39.99: RAM
    169.99: PSU

    ~ Newegg prices. All for a grand total of 1171. you can even upgrade to the gtx 690, or get water cooling and a better case than the HAf 932
  5. if its just for games id do what someguy543 said, but also there's no need at all for 16gb of ram get 8 games rarely use more than 4. also i think a 680 is overkill get a 670 it will play bf3 ultra above 60 fps no problem anything over that wouldn't matter because your monitor you picked isn't a 120hz but if your really up to pay for the 680 go for it
  6. I didn't bother checking his monitor. since you have so much money anyway, you could get one of asus's 144hz monitors. its not that much different from 120hz though.

    you don't need the death adder, id get something cheaper and spend that money on water cooling.
  7. alltho the deathadder is very nice i have one best mouse ive ever used
  8. Ok so after taking what everyone said into consideration this is what ive got

    CPU: i5-3570 (is the i7 3770 more future proof?)
    MB: ASUS sabertooth Z77 (will this MB work with all the componets?)
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680
    PSU: Corsair HX750 ( I assume this PSU will power everything and be pretty stable)
    CPU Cooler: cooler master 212 EVO
    HDD: Western digital 1TB 7200 RPM
    SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB
    RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB (2x4GB) low profile
    Optical: Pioneer 12x BD-R
    Case: Cooler Master 932 advanced (I like the look of this case, and I hear it is very cool)

    Periphials:
    KB: logitech G110
    Mouse: RAZER deathadder
    Monitor: ASUS VE278Q 27" 120hz (this monitor should be able to take advantage of the 680's capabilities)

    So is this any better? Is there a better build that I should be looking at? As for the water cooling, I will look at upgrading to that later.
  9. that looks much better to me for being a gaming rig,and that psu will be very stable with those parts it has room to spare
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