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Any advice, improvements for my first build??
Oct 28, 2012, 6:33 AM
hey guys, im new here.
i just decided that i'm gonna build my first gaming pc. Will everything go together? Any improvements?
this is what i had in mind:
processor: intel i5 ivy bridge 3570k
gpu: gigabyte amd radeon HD 7950
case: corsair carbide 500r
mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP
psu: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650w
cooler: cooler master hyper 212 evo
ram: G.skill Ripjaws X 2x4gb 8gb
ssd: Samsung 64GB 830
hdd:Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200
(will this play bf3 at ultra settings??)
Oct 28, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
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Oct 28, 2012, 6:49 AM
Why a Micro-ATX board in an ATX case?
Would bump the SSD to 128GB, 64GB doesn't go that far once you format it and install Windows.
Other than those, looks good.
Oct 28, 2012, 6:58 AM
will get the 128gb then. uummm.. can u suggest any good atx motherboards? not too pricey though.
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Oct 28, 2012, 7:02 AM
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H. $150 ($15 rebate)
AsRock Z77 Extreme4. $135
Both are very good budget enthusiast boards, will support all the standard stuff like dual Crossfire/SLI, overclocking, SATA and USB3. Look pretty good as well.
Oct 28, 2012, 7:09 AM
thanxx alot man.
Oct 28, 2012, 7:10 AM
Best answer selected by thejanitar.
Oct 28, 2012, 7:20 AM
Well first up you might want to upgrade the SSD to a 120/128GB one.They aren't much more expensive but they are a lot faster and the additional capacity is good to have.
The motherboard you picked isn't very good for overclocking.
The power supply is overkill for just one card and not enough for two cards (assuming you OC).
The graphics card you chose is very heavy and is known to bend PCI-E slots.You might want to buy a Sapphire HD 7950 OC instead.
The Corsair Carbide 500R is a great case but im not sure you really need such a high end case.
And lastly Seagate hard drives aren't very reliable.I'd pick a Western Digital Caviar Blue/Black instead.
You could change all that OR ill just give you a link to a PC that's much better than the one you've made.
PCPartPicker part list
Price breakdown by merchant
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
($26.82 @ NCIX US)
MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
($132.86 @ Newegg)
Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
($41.99 @ Newegg)
Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
($89.99 @ Amazon)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
($349.99 @ Newegg)
Xigmatek MIDGARD II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
($69.13 @ Amazon)
OCZ ZT 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
($79.98 @ NCIX US)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Oct 28, 2012, 7:53 AM
makes sense.. i really like the corsair case though!!
and what do u think about the ASUS GTX660 Ti Series 2GB instead of the sapphire?? assrock z77 extreme4?? ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77?
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