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November 6, 2012 11:45:37 PM

I decided to build a PC that will specifically be used for gaming (some standard web browsing also) and have done a lot of research on the subject. i have put together what i think is a high end gaming computer that i will not have to upgrade in the near future. i was wondering if everything here has a good compatibility with each other ( will the computer work if i put these components together). if anyone wants to give advice on cutting down on prices without losing performance then please tell me. i am also wondering if these components will work good together for OCing. please also express any concerns you have if any for this build.

My Build:

HDD: Western digital WD Black 1Tb 7200 Rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136533

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231560

Case: Cooler Master Haf 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119233

MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131819

GPU: EVGA GeForce 670 FTW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130787

PCU: Corsair HX850 850w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139011

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116501

SSD: Crucial M4 64Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820148441

Optical Drive: ASUS SATA 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

OS: Windows 8 Home edition 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832416550

Heat Sink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099

Case Fans: Cooler Master 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103052

Planning on using the SSD as a boot drive (will this really help much?). i already know that 16gb of Ram and an i7 processor aren't needed for gaming but im trying to future proof a little bit. the 850w in in case i have to sli sometime in the future.

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November 6, 2012 11:55:45 PM

You should get a 64 gig SSD so that you can store your OS and SOME of your most FREQUENT programs like games and photoshop.
November 6, 2012 11:58:42 PM

the ssd that im getting is a 64gigabyte. did you mean 120gb? will i really see a big difference in the operating system though with an ssd?
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November 7, 2012 12:02:04 AM

yes i mean 120gb, gb gigabyte are the same thing. 120 will give you more space in the future if you ever need it but if you don't 64 is fine.
November 7, 2012 12:09:02 AM

I approve. My only gripe is the case. I currently use a HAF 912 myself, and it's a fantastic case for the money and all, but every time I see some news about the latest new case, I can't help but feel a little envious.... Also, the HAF 912 doesn't have front end USB 3.0, so you might want to opt for a more modern case. Corsair makes some very nice budget cases, with front end USB3 to boot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 7, 2012 12:22:57 AM

completelyrandomname said:
that evga card is reference design (links aren't working because of the server so i assume you mean the single fan one) meaning that it is not very efficient at dissipating heat and it would be louder than a aftermarket design. i would suggest something like the msi version or the gigabyte

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


which of these two cards would you buy, there the same price as the evga so ill go for either one. thanks for the advice, its really helpful, keep it comin.
November 7, 2012 12:25:14 AM

themissingpiece said:
I approve. My only gripe is the case. I currently use a HAF 912 myself, and it's a fantastic case for the money and all, but every time I see some news about the latest new case, I can't help but feel a little envious.... Also, the HAF 912 doesn't have front end USB 3.0, so you might want to opt for a more modern case. Corsair makes some very nice budget cases, with front end USB3 to boot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


yeah, i can agree. the case is the only thing that im not happy with. i was hoping for one with a window, do you know of any good ones that are in the same price range. ill go $20.00 more then the cooler master

November 7, 2012 12:26:52 AM

Never had any experience with them but based on reviews I would go with the MSI version because it has triple over voltage which will allow you to OC(if you ever need to) more than any other cards. It also has dust removal technology which makes the fans spin for about 30 seconds the opposite way to remove dust, this can help especially if you don't clean your pc a lot and you live in a dusty environment. Also I kind copied your signature layout thing, themissingpiece.....
November 7, 2012 12:51:02 AM

zcaisse2876 said:
yeah, i can agree. the case is the only thing that im not happy with. i was hoping for one with a window, do you know of any good ones that are in the same price range. ill go $20.00 more then the cooler master

There's the windowed version of the 300R. And when you have money later on, I'm pretty sure you can buy rubber cable grommets from Corsair to neaten up your wires a bit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 7, 2012 1:01:16 AM

zcaisse2876 said:
the ssd that im getting is a 64gigabyte. did you mean 120gb? will i really see a big difference in the operating system though with an ssd?


Your computer will load like in 5 seconds with a ssd lol
November 7, 2012 1:05:53 AM

so, will my computer work together ( does the psu have all of the right cables to power everything).
how do i know what to overclock in this build and how high to overclock it
November 7, 2012 1:10:09 AM

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my neighbor's aunt makes $78/hr on the laptop. She has been without a job for 5 months but last month her pay was $17553 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Here's the site to read more http://ace60.ℂom


GTFO
November 7, 2012 1:13:55 AM

zcaisse2876 said:
so, will my computer work together ( does the psu have all of the right cables to power everything).
how do i know what to overclock in this build and how high to overclock it

I'd just overclock the CPU for now, and ASUS has some utlities bundled with the motherboard to help you with it. I have a P8Z77-V and Hyper 212 Evo, and I run my i5 2500k at 4.5GHz no problem. Your i7 3770k should be somewhat similar. The only problem would be overclocking your graphics card. Since your card uses the reference shroud, the temperatures might be a bit of a problem, but with some help from the almighty Google, you could probably push it to be faster than a 680.
November 7, 2012 1:15:22 AM

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my neighbor's aunt makes $78/hr on the laptop. She has been without a job for 5 months but last month her pay was $17553 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Here's the site to read more http://ace60.ℂom


my forum got spammed. >:( 
on the other hand, any other advice for me? or do i look good to go

November 7, 2012 1:29:55 AM

zcaisse2876 said:
so, will my computer work together ( does the psu have all of the right cables to power everything).
how do i know what to overclock in this build and how high to overclock it

like the other guy said, start with the cpu, how far? Thats where google comes in.
November 7, 2012 1:45:36 AM

the reviews say that the ram you suggested is not meant for OCing. got any other suggestions? i will think about moving down in ram size though
November 7, 2012 1:46:34 AM

You also don't need to spend that much on a motherboard especially if it has features you don't and will not need. Again, save some money and you can go with options such as these:

Gigabyte http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This power supply is basically the one you chose but with less modularity and a bit cheaper. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 7, 2012 1:46:44 AM

If you really want to make it future proof:

-Get a blu-ray Burner
-Do get 16GB of RAM (This way you can play a game while running lots of things in the background)

-Forget HDD and make it all SSD. For the boot drive, you should get a PCI-e SSD

-Then, get a Sata III SSD for gaming, and simply buy another one as the last one gets filled. You are not installing ALL your games at once, are you?
November 7, 2012 1:48:19 AM

oh and i forget you also lose efficiency but I wouldnt worry too much about it unless your running a crazy massive power consuming system.
November 7, 2012 1:50:43 AM

zcaisse2876 said:
the reviews say that the ram you suggested is not meant for OCing. got any other suggestions? i will think about moving down in ram size though

Ocing ram is pretty much pointless, if you lucky you might get only get a couple fps difference
November 7, 2012 1:58:02 AM

alright, ill be back too.
and to the person who suggested a pci-e ssd drive, arent those REALLY expensive? im not looking to spend all that money on multiple ssd's also. i guess i could do a blueray player but i probably will be buying games for download anyway. it is my first PC so i dont have any games to install, ill probably buy 3 or 4 to download to start off though.
November 7, 2012 2:01:02 AM

just before i leave you dont need blu ray unless your a movie freak a standard normal dvd drive is perfect for most tasks, and dont get a pci-e ssd, the ones suggested/chosen are good, good night
November 7, 2012 2:18:05 AM

By the way, I'm more inclined to recommend completelyrandomman's GIGABYTE Motherboard over the ASRock motherboard. I tend to trust GIGABYTE more.
November 7, 2012 8:30:42 AM

Also just noting about the 670 FTW, its actually a 680 cooler on a 680 PCB, meaning it cools alot better than what you would think. Seeing one of these in action, it was silent in idle, and not unbearably loud under load. This particular card is popular for a reason, with a balance of overclocks, cheap price, and pretty good cooler.
November 7, 2012 2:12:22 PM

alright, thanks for the advice. i was going to stick with the EVGA anyway because i did alot of research on it and like what i saw, i didnt know it was a 680 cooler though, now im definently going to go for it.
November 7, 2012 2:14:09 PM

themissingpiece said:
By the way, I'm more inclined to recommend completelyrandomman's GIGABYTE Motherboard over the ASRock motherboard. I tend to trust GIGABYTE more.


should i go for the gigabyte over the asus p8z77-v pro? are there any differences in them? or are motherboards just motherboards?
November 7, 2012 2:16:33 PM

if the gigabyte is a better choice then should i consider the UD5H too.
November 7, 2012 9:30:45 PM

Also consider the UP4H. It has Thunderbolt.
November 7, 2012 9:39:33 PM

I actually like the ASRock Z77 mobos. it's like getting a 20% price decrease and no performance decrease
November 7, 2012 9:50:56 PM

I like the big threes Gigabyte, MSI, and ASUS but I'm also starting to count ASRock.
November 7, 2012 10:00:14 PM

with asrock you can get a 180$ mobo for 120 bucks :p  I agree on asus. Msi.... I've had bad experiences with.
November 7, 2012 11:08:58 PM

Other than those things I would say your build is good to go.
November 8, 2012 12:09:57 AM

completelyrandomname said:
Other than those things I would say your build is good to go.


the reviews on newegg say that the gigabyte mobo fails alot and causes blue screens and freezes. do you guuys know anything about this or should i overlook it. right now because of reviews on the gigabyte, im still leaning towards the asus. should i go asus or asrock

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November 8, 2012 12:53:53 AM
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I would go with the ASRock, seems like a decent board.
November 8, 2012 12:54:12 AM

Also it used to be owned by ASUS and they are considering to buy them back again.
November 8, 2012 1:22:46 AM

completelyrandomname said:
Also it used to be owned by ASUS and they are considering to buy them back again.

alright, thanks for all of the advice. ill make my decisions after reviewing it all. ill give you best answer for helping through the whole way.

When i order it ill most likely come back to this forum and say what i decided on.
November 8, 2012 1:24:04 AM

Best answer selected by zcaisse2876.
November 8, 2012 1:29:33 AM

Glad I could help! It was fun all the way, and thanks for the best answer. =)
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