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First time build (gaming)

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November 21, 2012 7:22:40 AM

Hi guys, this will be my first time building my PC and I want to make sure that all is good before I buy them in a couple of days. I've listed the parts below. I won't overclock as my motherboard would tell you and I'm planning to have a 1920x1080 monitor. please check them out and give comments and suggestions. Thanks!

cpu: Intel Core i5 3570 3.4-3.8Ghz (Quad Core)
mb: lga1155 Asrock H77 Pro4 MVP
vga: Inno3d/EVGA GTX 660 Ti 2gb/192bit ddr5
ram: G.Skill Sniper (Dual) 2x4gb ddr3 1600 CL9 (F3 12800CL9D 8GBSR2)
atx: NZXT (Lexa S Steel) Midtower Chassis
psu: Seasonic (S12II) 620watts PSU 80Plus Bronze
hdd int 3.5: WDC Caviar Blue 500gb
dvdrw int: Asus 24x Sata

Additional question:

if I will buy a non-ref video card, let's say, MSI 660 ti power edition, instead of the indicated above, will my casing have good airflow for a non-ref video card? and do you have an idea which video card will last longer, the ref or the non-ref?

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November 21, 2012 12:09:26 PM

Most of the time, the Non-Ref lasts longer and even cooler because they made improvement on the ref design.

Your build is pretty good though, if you don't plan to overclock then you shouldn't have any worries about good airflow :) .
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November 21, 2012 2:10:58 PM

djangoringo said:
I'd switch the ram for : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

Dont buy msi power edition, see this :

Go with a asus if possible or gigabyte 660 gtx ti

Why is that ram better? Wil it be okay with my motherboard? because I tried to check the memory support list of that motherboard in its site and I cant't find that model. Or even if its not there, it is okay?

Thanks for the heads up about MSI. I think I'll go with Asus. From where I will buy, they have Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2gb/192bit (OC Ed) and also TOP. I'll just choose between the two. The difference between the OC ed and the TOP is only the clock speed right? minimal performance difference? But is heat produced/cooling the same?
November 22, 2012 1:10:31 AM

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