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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!

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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.
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November 5, 2012 3:06:08 PM

^ Pretty much what he said.
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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.
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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 :D 
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November 5, 2012 8:42:31 PM

Best answer selected by Bens1372.
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