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Its my first time, Is this a good build?

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November 12, 2012 9:53:27 PM

I am building a gaming PC for the first time and I dont have alot of funds to do it.

I read a few things about Overclocking and I would like to do it if I have the posibility.

Also in the future would like to add another GPU and make have Crossfire as well.

Can anyone help me with this build that I am thinking of puting together?

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt

HSF - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

GPU - ASUS HD7770-DCT-1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

PSU - RAIDMAX RX-600AF 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply

OS/App HDD - Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

BD-ROM - LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

Case - RAIDMAX ATX-321WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Thank you all

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 12, 2012 10:19:02 PM

If you have the budget to get that particular motherboard, i think you would benefit from spending a few extra bucks on...

1.) the cooler master hyper 212 evo HSF.
2.) a different PSU entirely (raidmax are, generally speaking, crummy PSU makers).

Also, what resolution do you play on? that will determine my suggestion of GPU and PSU.
November 12, 2012 10:39:54 PM

Graphics card, graphics card, graphics card. You need a better one. Check out Tom's ideas:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...


As you can see, the 7770 is a fine board, good value, but you need a better one, especially if you want this system to work over the next few years. A 660TI is better, but a better value would be the 7850. You would be better off saving for this, or perhaps waiting for the big sales on black Friday or Cyber Monday.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 12, 2012 10:43:28 PM

babernet_1 said:
Graphics card, graphics card, graphics card. You need a better one. Check out Tom's ideas:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...


As you can see, the 7770 is a fine board, good value, but you need a better one, especially if you want this system to work over the next few years. A 660TI is better, but a better value would be the 7850. You would be better off saving for this, or perhaps waiting for the big sales on black Friday or Cyber Monday.


how do you know? maybe he's playing on a 1280x1024 monitor. in that case a 7770 is way overkill.
November 12, 2012 11:06:57 PM

You should also consider a faster hard drive for the OS and apps. SSD would be the best, but even a good 7200RPM drive would be better than that 5900 RPM. The hard drive mentioned in your original post is really meant to be a data storage drive.
November 13, 2012 10:18:40 PM

First of all thank you everyone for the help, it is very appreciated.

About the cooler (Augray37) thank you for the "upgrade". I see that the one that you offered has a better air flow, quieter and its only for $2 more.
Just one question about it, does it let me OC with just the one cooler or will I have to add more components to the build?

Regarding the PSU, what WOULD be a good brand name for a PSU? (that would be about the same price as the raidmax)

changed the OS/App HDD to:

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

(Thank you Dougx1317)
November 13, 2012 11:05:58 PM

After all your replies I thought to myself and said that "I Should get a High End GPU". So I checked a few web sites and saw a good price on:

EVGA 02G-P3-1568-RX GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

(As my Monitor is a LG FLATRON W2243T and the resolution I think is 1920 x 1080)


If anyone has anymore advice for me I would appreciate it very much.
November 14, 2012 9:02:54 AM

Thanks

about the GPU, what do you mean... I don't really understand

and I found it for $179

What do you think about these PSU:

- OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

- Rosewill Stallion Series RD600 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

- Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply

- RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply

I know the last on is a RAIDMAX (again) but it has good ratings on the newegg site... and its only $39 (thats probably why it got such a good rate)
a b B Homebuilt system
November 14, 2012 12:20:26 PM

idk, the 560 ti is fine. it's just that it's older and uses a lot more power. and of those power supplies, i would suggest the OCZ or the Stallion.
November 14, 2012 1:33:06 PM

Thanks...
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