Building a new gaming PC that will be fast and reliable. Prefer to have a computer that does not run the risk of overheated often. I will not be storing files on this computer so a significant amount of space will not be necessary. I already have several items needed for the build including:
Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case.
Items that I have picked our for the build:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s
USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $149.99
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $389.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/
EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High
Performance Power Supply $89.99
Proccesor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155
77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
Solid State Drive: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX
2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal
Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM $9.99
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous
Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with
latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ $29.99
Total Price: 1,134.92 Before Shipping
My Price Range: $1,000.00 - $1,300.00 After Shipping
Preferred Site: (newegg.com, open to any of your suggestions)
Please feel free to make your own list, edit my list, and to share any comments you feel useful.
you say you don't want your PC to overheat, but mobo and cpu are made for overclocking and this means increased temperatures. Do you really plan to overclock? If not then, that total price can be reduced notably...
That all looks good. You don't need the extra thermal compound as the Hyper 212 includes stuff that's better than Arctic Silver so you're wasting money there. You also don't need 16GB of RAM for a gaming rig - drop that to 8GB. I'd suggest a different SSD as well - maybe go with a Plextor PX-M3 or Samsung 830.