Does this build look good / Suggestions?

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: In a few months time, anywhere from January - February.
Budget Range: Somewhere around the $1400 range.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,Internet,Movies,Other things.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but I can use the current one I have if I don't have enough money leftover.

Parts to Upgrade: Doing a whole new build, so everything.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.

Location: East Coast, USA.

Parts Preferences: No preference really.

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe.

Your Monitor Resolution: Current: 1440 x 900

Additional Comments: None.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current PC is old and lacking highly in every way.

List of parts selected: ( The price currently is a little over my budget, but as I said I can leave out the monitor, and make some changes to my list.

CPU Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12P SE2 54.4 CFM CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608014&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-CPU%20Cooling-_-Noctua-_-35608014&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=
Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347&name=Desktop-Memory
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
Sound Card Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102033
Case Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
Power Supply Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011&name=Power-Supplies
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289&name=CD-DVD-Burners
Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236174&name=LCD-Monitors
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986&name=Operating-Systems


P.S, if this isn't compatible, could you point it out? This is my first build. And to be honest, not really sure what I'm doing fully. :P
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  1. I would recommend getting low profile ram, the ram you chose might not be compatible, I know for a fact it isn't with the DH-14, although since you are getting a non overclockable CPU it probably isn't needed (the dh-14). A Hyper 212 should do you fine actually!

    The Sabertooth Z77 has a knack of trapping heat under the thermal armor -- I'm pretty sure you can install fans in it to get rid of it, but its something you might want to note.

    Don't need the i7 for gaming, I'd recommend an i5 3570k, and match it up with the previously mentioned Hyper 212 to get a decent overclock going!

    Also, you don't need 16GB of ram for gaming.

    Also, where is your GPU? There are many points to save money and actually get a dedicated Graphics card. Such as saving $100 ish on the motherboard and CPU each!

    Also, why the sound card? You don't need a good soundcard, especially when the Z77 has onboard 7.1 sound, which is very good.

    Recommended Build:

    i5 3570k
    Hyper 212 Evo
    Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ
    Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
    Coolermaster HAF 922
    Corsair AX750
    the optical drive you selected
    The monitor you selected
    the windows you selected.
    Sapphire HD 7970 GHZ edition or a Gigabyte 670 Windforce 3.

    Jus
  2. i5 for gaming, no gpu!!!!!!
  3. JJ1217 said:
    I would recommend getting low profile ram, the ram you chose might not be compatible, I know for a fact it isn't with the DH-14, although since you are getting a non overclockable CPU it probably isn't needed (the dh-14). A Hyper 212 should do you fine actually!

    The Sabertooth Z77 has a knack of trapping heat under the thermal armor -- I'm pretty sure you can install fans in it to get rid of it, but its something you might want to note.

    Don't need the i7 for gaming, I'd recommend an i5 3570k, and match it up with the previously mentioned Hyper 212 to get a decent overclock going!

    Also, you don't need 16GB of ram for gaming.

    Also, where is your GPU? There are many points to save money and actually get a dedicated Graphics card. Such as saving $100 ish on the motherboard and CPU each!

    Also, why the sound card? You don't need a good soundcard, especially when the Z77 has onboard 7.1 sound, which is very good.

    Recommended Build:

    i5 3570k
    Hyper 212 Evo
    Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ
    Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
    Coolermaster HAF 922
    Corsair AX750
    the optical drive you selected
    The monitor you selected
    the windows you selected.
    Sapphire HD 7970 GHZ edition or a Gigabyte 670 Windforce 3.

    Jus


    +1
  4. @jasont78 the i5 can't handle games on its own.

    I'd recommend the build suggested by JJ1217, although I don't like gigabyte's triple heatsink Windforce cooling. I've heard reports of it sagging because of the weight. I'm not sure if the GTX 670 has it, but Gigabyte's 7970 does, so definitely avoid that.

    You don't need the extra cores on the i7 for gaming, as most games use two only, BF3 uses four. So, yes, definitely get the i5-3570k.

    I suggest you get an SSD and use it as your boot drive if you have enough money.
  5. Quote:
    @jasont78 the i5 can't handle games on its own.

    I'd recommend the build suggested by JJ1217, although I don't like gigabyte's triple heatsink Windforce cooling. I've heard reports of it sagging because of the weight. I'm not sure if the GTX 670 has it, but Gigabyte's 7970 does, so definitely avoid that.


    He was saying the op didn't list a gpu. Not that he didn't need a gpu.
  6. Thank you guys for your suggestions and help. I will probably end up using the build that JJ1217 suggested.

    Thank you all! :)
  7. Krustyks said:
    Thank you guys for your suggestions and help. I will probably end up using the build that JJ1217 suggested.

    Thank you all! :)


    unless your gonna crossfire 750w psu is overkill, 600w would be heaps
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