New Gaming Rig, Compatiblity Reassurance and Advice Needed Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: October 22, 2012 7:20 PM in Systems Share BlueSamurai October 22, 2012 7:13:58 PM Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better) : Tomorrow Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping : Trying to stay under 1,900 (US) System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) : Gaming, surfing the net, watching movies, folding@home Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No : No already purchased one. Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard. : Yes ,getting windows 7 thought . Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU) : CPU = Intel, Mobo = Asus, and GPU = Nivida Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe : Unsure , leaning towards no SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe : Good possibility of sli down the road Your Monitor Resolution: : 1920 x 1200 And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke) Computer I use for gaming died. Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links. : Case = Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Gaming Case W/ Side Panel Window GPU = NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card CPU = Intel® Core™ i7-3770 3.40 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 Cooler = Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan Memory = 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX ) Motherboard = ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Intel Z77 Chipset PSU = 850 Watts - Corsair Professional Series CMPSU-AX850 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD Besides advice I am also needing somebody to put my mind at ease and double check the parts to ensure they are compatible. Thank you in advance for your help, time, and advice. More about : gaming rig compatiblity reassurance advice needed g-unit1111 a c 276 4 Gaming October 22, 2012 7:20:08 PM For gaming you don't need the i7. Drop that to the i5-3570K and invest the difference in a stronger GPU. Try something like this: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.98 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg) Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1416.72 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedExcited about new gaming rig but just need re-assurance Forum noob needs some reassurance and advice on new build Forum SolvedNew Gaming Rig Advice Needed Forum New Gaming rig formula, and much needed advice. Forum SolvedNeed advice for new gaming rig, spending roughly $800~900 Forum New Gaming & Professional Rig - Advice Needed Forum SolvedNew AMD Gaming Rig, need critique/advice for near future upgrades. Forum SolvedNew gaming rig (partly) - need advice! Forum SolvedBuying parts for my new gaming rig RIGHT NOW! Need advice Forum New gaming rig setup - advice needed Forum SolvedNeed some advice for a new gaming rig. Forum SolvedNew to pc gaming and need some advice on my rig Forum SolvedNew Build $2100 or less gaming rig. Need advice, first time builder. Forum SolvedNeed possibly advice on new gaming rig! Forum SolvedNeed advice for a new 1100 Euro PC gaming rig.(Noob) Forum SolvedNew Computer Build Compatiblity Advice Forum SolvedNew Gaming Rig - Need Monitor Advice Forum SolvedNew Gaming Rig - Need PSU Advice Forum Need advice for a new gaming rig... I'm torn Forum SolvedNeed advice on a new gaming rig Sapphire radeon HD7870 Ghz edition VS Gtx 660 Twin frozer Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !