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November 3, 2012 11:30:08 AM

Hey guys,

So I'm building a pc for the first time, and uh I would like some opinions/advice on the build.



Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime this month i guess.

Budget Range: <$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Surfing the net, Watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: I'm cool with my current one

Do you need to buy OS: Nope.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Not really strict on this, but i prefer Newegg

Location: Singapore

Parts Preferences: Well, I don't mind as long it's under my budget

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: Oh yeah, I play games like Dota2, Battlefield and Call Of Duty etc. And don't worry about the optical drive, I already have one

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want to build a gaming pc



Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...]


Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

TOTAL: $926.59


One more question, should I overclock my CPU? If yes, then what cooler should I get?

Your advice is much appreciated. Thank you guys.

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November 3, 2012 11:57:09 AM

Nothing says you HAVE to overclock a "K" processor. Sometimes it's better to keep that, in reserve, for when new processors start to make yours seem slow, and then overclock, to give system a boost, to "keep up". You will need an AM cooler, then, suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo. You should get low profile RAM, to ensure high heat-sinks don't clash with cooler. Suggest Corsair CML, or GSKill Ares, or Crucial Ballistix Sport.
Other than that, pretty good.
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November 4, 2012 8:13:07 AM

malbluff said:
Nothing says you HAVE to overclock a "K" processor. Sometimes it's better to keep that, in reserve, for when new processors start to make yours seem slow, and then overclock, to give system a boost, to "keep up". You will need an AM cooler, the, suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo. You should get low profile RAM, to ensure high heat-sinks don't clash with cooler. Suggest Corsair CML, or GSKill Ares, or Crucial Ballistix Sport.
Other than that, pretty good.


Will do. Thanks mate !
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November 6, 2012 2:12:09 AM

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