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November 13, 2012 11:13:24 PM

Hello, I want to build a new gaming pc and my budget is 1400$, that's nice but here is the sad part..where I live stuff are VERY expensive because of some tax, so t if I were in the US with this budge I could build a waaaay better pc than what i'm going to show you, but o well :\ that's how it is here :\

Here are the parts I wanna buy and there prices in $ here :

-Mobo - ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - 280$

-CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core - 275$

-GPU - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 - 420$

-Ram - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 - 90$

-HDD - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM - 119$

-Case - Cooler Master HAF 912 - 85$

-PSU - XFX Pro series xxx 750w 80 Bronze - 110$

-Two Xgamtik 120mm Fans and one megaflow 200mm fan - 35$

I could not afford an SSD because they are SUPER Expensive .. a 90 Gb Kingstone SsdNow is 170$ :S

Is this build a good future proof gaming build?
This is my first time building a pc so please if you have any suggestions or opinions tell me <3

Btw my screen res is 1080.

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November 13, 2012 11:28:22 PM

good build so far, but you need a power supply unit.

a good 80+ certified, 550-650W PSU from a good brand like corsair, antec, xfx and seasonic.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

some bit of guidance in choosing. considering your budget, you may wanna aim for tier 2b or lower. tier 3's are fine if you don't turn on your PC 24/7. going for too cheap a PSU can cost you your whole PC.
November 13, 2012 11:38:24 PM

Hazle said:
good build so far, but you need a power supply unit.

a good 80+ certified, 550-650W PSU from a good brand like corsair, antec, xfx and seasonic.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

some bit of guidance in choosing. considering your budget, you may wanna aim for tier 2b or lower. tier 3's are fine if you don't turn on your PC 24/7. going for too cheap a PSU can cost you your whole PC.


Sorry I forgot to add the psu in there.. Edited and psu added, btw here I dont have much of options with pc parts .. PSU for example .. I'm only stuck with xfx pro series 750W 80+ Bronze or a CX Corsair 500w.
Anyways what tire is my psu ? it's not in the list
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November 13, 2012 11:55:04 PM

Hazle said:
go for the XFX if you can afford it. Xfx is generally a good PSU brand, and the reviews for your specific PSU has been acceptable. if there's a cheaper 650w variant, don't be afraid to take that instead.

http://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon...

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1042/pg1/xfx-pro-...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/XFX-PRO-750-W-Po...

Yes I'm waiting for my next salary in order to afford this PSU :p  Thanks for your replay and help, much appreciated.
November 14, 2012 12:33:53 AM

btw, not sure which corsair vengeance you're getting but you should refer to both corsair's and asus' website to confirm that both your RAM and board are compatible. granted some not shown in their list of compatible ram may work well with the motherboard, but why risk it? if you must, dropping to 1600mhz isn't going to affect your performance a lot in games.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/P8Z77-V_PRO...

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/P8Z77-V_PRO...

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/P8Z77-V_PRO...
November 14, 2012 10:24:21 AM

Hazle said:
btw, not sure which corsair vengeance you're getting but you should refer to both corsair's and asus' website to confirm that both your RAM and board are compatible. granted some not shown in their list of compatible ram may work well with the motherboard, but why risk it? if you must, dropping to 1600mhz isn't going to affect your performance a lot in games.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/P8Z77-V_PRO...

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/P8Z77-V_PRO...

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/P8Z77-V_PRO...

They are compatible,

here's the ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and here's the mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also I'm stuck with 1866 because that's the only 8Gb (4x2) available .. there's a Kingstone hyperX Predator 8gb (4x2) 2400 Mhz kit for much cheaper than the vengeance but there might be some kind of a catch for being better and cheaper lol so I will just stick with the vengeance.
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