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October 17, 2012 4:25:05 PM

Hello all.

I've recently been gifted with some new parts and combined with some old parts from my now defunct PC, I'm hoping to assemble something that can play some of the more demanding games available on the market right now (Vindictus, TERA Online, Guild Wars 2)

To start with:
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K socket LGA1155
GPU: Asus GTX470 (Old parts)
RAM: 2x Corsair Dominator 3x 2gb kit (Old parts, will be using 2 sticks from each kit to get 8 gb of ram)

What I need advice on:
CPU Case
PSU (I have an old 550w Antec Truepower Trio, but not sure it will be enough)
HDD (Might opt for a SSD, depending on how much the first two cost me)
October 17, 2012 4:32:38 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by MouseMonkey
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
October 17, 2012 4:52:24 PM

Case, strongly consider the HAF 912 or the Antec 302.

PSU, if the Antec doesn't work, a Corsair CX600 or an XFX 650w probably will.

SSD - Everyone I have ever heard of that has used one loves it. Get one that is at least 128 GBs, though, not something less, if you are going to get one.
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October 17, 2012 5:03:20 PM

DigitalSonic said:
Hello all.

I've recently been gifted with some new parts and combined with some old parts from my now defunct PC, I'm hoping to assemble something that can play some of the more demanding games available on the market right now (Vindictus, TERA Online, Guild Wars 2)

To start with:
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K socket LGA1155
GPU: Asus GTX470 (Old parts)
RAM: 2x Corsair Dominator 3x 2gb kit (Old parts, will be using 2 sticks from each kit to get 8 gb of ram)

What I need advice on:
CPU Case
PSU (I have an old 550w Antec Truepower Trio, but not sure it will be enough)
HDD (Might opt for a SSD, depending on how much the first two cost me)



The 550W should work fine
With a case, honestly, get the cheapest thing you can find if your trying to save cash. Just make sure you have good airflow.
As for the hard drive, yeah SSD is really nice. I use a SSD as my main drive for the OS with a larger HDD for games and such.

Sounds like it should run fine. the GTX470 is still a viable video card.
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
October 17, 2012 5:08:58 PM

Not just any case is OK. Using a sucky $20 case is a sure way to experience stability problems.

Feel free to read the info on my blog that pertains to choosing cases.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 17, 2012 6:25:11 PM

Do you already own the i7? Because for gaming, it's complete overkill.
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October 18, 2012 12:39:16 AM

Hello all. Thanks for the suggestions. I wasn't able to find the HAF 912 or the Antec 302 at my local electronics store unfortunately.

The i7 was a gift, so yes I do indeed have it now.
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
October 18, 2012 4:38:44 PM

Order the cases online at www.newegg.com then. I wouldn't take a worse case for more money because that is all they happen to have at a local store.
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