New Rig Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: November 21, 2012 7:58 AM in Systems Share goosedyah November 20, 2012 7:59:05 PM Replacing a rig I pieced together over 5 years ago. Looking for a few suggestions. Have the following in mind: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $199 ------- Bounus: this mobo comes with 8G G. Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core $319 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $199 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 $304 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Windows 7 or 8...? My inital thoughts are that i may be buying to much CPU and not enough GPU...? How powerfull of a PSU should i have. Currently I have a 650W PSU in my existing sytem. I think i will transfer this over if it meets the needs. Same goes for my moniotr, case, keyboard, mouse, etc... Main interest: Mostly Gaming Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks in Advance! More about : rig unoriginal1 November 20, 2012 8:06:29 PM If it's mostly for gaming go with an i5 3570k. Save $100 and pour that into a better GPU. Personal preference is Windows 7, both will do thou. m 0 l Deemo13 a b B Homebuilt system November 20, 2012 8:07:37 PM Which 650W power supply do you have? Its worth replacing if its not a great unit. If this is just for gaming, then there is no point for a i7-3770K. There is virtually no benefit over the cheaper i5-3570K unless you do alot of video work and stuffs. Also, if you plan to overclock, then make sure to get a CPU cooler. m 0 l Related resources will my new rig be compatible with my old rig - Forum HELP Noob at overclocking with new Rig. - Forum Brand new to PC's and will be building my own gaming rig! - Forum Looking for a new processor for my rig - Forum I have a new PC rig need some opinions - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer DarkSable a b B Homebuilt system November 20, 2012 8:18:01 PM ^Going off of what he said, the i7 will get you no better (or worse, in some cases) performance than an i5 - games don't use hyperthreading. That motherboard is a good one, or you could go with a Gigabyte z77x-ud3h. They're both amazing for overclocking. Nice pick on the SSD, but I'd buy the 128GB version and a terabyte hard drive for the same price. (But that's just me, because SSDs take performance hits when they get more than 70% full.) Spend more on the GPU. Rough guidelines is to spend twice on the graphics card what you did on the CPU. I'd go with a GTX 670 or Radeon 7970 - the 680 is a waste of money. I prefer windows 7, simply because windows 8 hasn't gotten all the kinks smoothed out yet. Your power supply should be fine. What resolution is your monitor, and what are the other components? (Case especially - does it have decent airflow?) m 0 l goosedyah November 20, 2012 9:59:02 PM Ok this was good feedback looks like t I5 3570k is the way to go. I also changed my mind on the case and have opted for the following: Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded 2 x USB 3.0 $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... As for my monitor I'd like to continue using the one I have today which is roughly 3 years old, atleast till the 3d monitors come off a bit in price. My existing monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster T240 (24in 5ms 20000:1 Dynamic Contrast 1920 x 1200 HDMI) This monitor was top of the line when it first came out. My existing power supply is Antec NeoPower 650W. This I am not sure about and wonder if I should replace. I also plan to start looking at the GTX670 video cards. Thanks m 0 l djangoringo a b B Homebuilt system November 20, 2012 11:49:08 PM The Antec NeoPower 650W will do for 670 gtx or even 7970. m 0 l resin34 November 21, 2012 12:13:00 AM all the advise ^ is good. I recommend 7 . m 0 l Deemo13 a b B Homebuilt system November 21, 2012 7:58:24 AM The power supply is fine. Good quality unit. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew Gaming PC Rig Forum SolvedNeed monitor suggestion help, new gaming rig. Forum SolvedBuying new rig thoughts?? Forum SolvedEstimated wattage For new rig Forum SolvedCritic my new gaming rig? 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