Opinions & Advice on my first build Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Last response: November 21, 2012 9:35 PM in Systems Share squigglez November 21, 2012 8:48:44 PM Hello, I am looking to build my first computer with the following in mind: Budget: ~$700 Purpose: word processing, web browsing, some gaming Below is what I have picked out so far: CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Video Card: HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (comes free w/ mobo) Advice on how I could better this build would be greatly appreciated EDIT: No immediate plans on overclocking, but this computer needs to last as long as possible and I may wish to overclock in the future. More about : opinions advice build Deemo13 a b B Homebuilt system November 21, 2012 9:35:04 PM Well, are you actually going to overclock the processor? If not, then you don't need a "K" processor or a Z77 motherboard. You can go with a regular i5 and a H77. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew PC - Opinions ? ForumJust need some opinions before i buy Forum$800 AMD Build - Opinions Wanted ForumOpinions of this build? ForumFirst New Build. I need your opinions and help ForumFirst Gaming PC, opinions please. ForumOpinions on Budget AMD Build ForumQuestion and opinions about a new build ForumFirst build in 5 years, opinions .. ForumAsking for opinions on selecting next machine ForumOpinions on New Build and other questions ForumOpinions about this gaming pc build? ForumUpgrading looking for opinions and suggestions ForumOpinions on parts before buy ForumOpinions on Shuttle systems for itx build? ForumOpinions on My choices so far ForumFirst PC would love some opinions ForumPower Supply good for cheap price More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !