Solved Please Help! First Build! Tags: New Build Systems Last response: November 5, 2012 8:42 PM in Systems Share Bens1372 November 5, 2012 11:13:40 AM Hello, I am very interested in building a computer for the first time, tailored primarily for games. I would really appreciate some helpful tips on whether my chosen parts are good/bad. I'm looking to spend no more than $1500. Case - CoolerMaster K350 Gamer USB 3.0 http://www.pccasegear.com/inde.....s_id=20479 Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 Motherboard http://www.pccasegear.com/inde.....s_id=21276 CPU - Intel Core i7 3820 http://www.pccasegear.com/inde.....s_id=19588 CPU Cooling - Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler http://www.pccasegear.com/inde.....s_id=21227 Graphics Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB FTW http://www.pccasegear.com/inde.....s_id=20330 Memory/RAM - Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M4A1600C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 http://www.pccasegear.com/inde.....s_id=17933 HDD - Western Digital WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX http://www.pccasegear.com/inde.....s_id=21231 Power Supply - CoolerMaster Extreme 2 725W http://www.pccasegear.com/inde.....s_id=20286 Optical Drive - Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW http://www.pccasegear.com/inde.....s_id=11487 Any other relevant information will be much appreciated! Thanks! More about : build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution lchrisk November 5, 2012 11:50:49 AM What are you going to be doing? & Where do you live? ( country ) If you are video editing and stuff like that, get the i7. If you're just plain gaming, just get an i5, to be particular, get the i5-3570k. And if you are going to be getting the i5-3570k, get a z77 motherboard for over clocking and sli / crossfire. Everything else looks fine, 16 gb is overkill if you are just gaming, as 8 gb would be sufficient, but for $1500 I guess you could get away with it. | Report abuse Deemo13 November 5, 2012 3:06:08 PM ^ Pretty much what he said. | Report abuse g-unit1111 November 5, 2012 7:50:56 PM lchrisk said:What are you going to be doing? & Where do you live? ( country ) If you are video editing and stuff like that, get the i7. If you're just plain gaming, just get an i5, to be particular, get the i5-3570k. And if you are going to be getting the i5-3570k, get a z77 motherboard for over clocking and sli / crossfire. Everything else looks fine, 16 gb is overkill if you are just gaming, as 8 gb would be sufficient, but for $1500 I guess you could get away with it. I definitely agree with this - if you're gaming there's no real point in going X79. Go Z77 instead. Also Cooler Master PSUs are notorious for false advertising, you would be wise to avoid them. But fix your links - none of them work. | Report abuse Bens1372 November 5, 2012 8:12:30 PM Sorry about the links! They worked for me before I uploaded them so not sure what went wrong there. Thanks for the fast replies guys! I'm reconsidering the parts I chose for the ones you've recommended me. I'm just a gamer, and also like buying extra stuff so I don't have to upgrade as often haha I'll check out a new PSU, but do you guys have any recommendations? Also, I'm new to overclocking, so I'll check out how to do that! Much appreciated guys | Report abuse Bens1372 November 5, 2012 8:42:31 PM Best answer selected by Bens1372. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Please Help! First Build!> Related ressources: ForumCPU and GPU can't decide for a first time gaming build . please help ForumMy First Build . Please Help ! ForumFirst computer, build check please help :( ForumFirst time build ! Please help ! Any criticism welcome :-) ForumFirst PC Build Help Please Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumFirst Gaming/Streaming Build in 5 Years! Help Please ! ForumPlease Help with My First Build ! ForumHelp with first build please ForumNoobs First build , help please (: ForumFirst computer, build check please help :( ForumMy FIRST Gaming Build ( Please Look and Help ) ForumMy First Computer Build ! Please Help ! ForumPlease Help first time build ForumFirst Time To Build PC Help please URGENT ForumHelp me please first time attempting to build a computer ForumFirst High End Build....Please Help ..!!! ForumFirst PC build please help ForumFirst Build - Need some temperature help /advice - Please help ForumFirst Build Please Help More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !