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November 23, 2012 7:23:54 PM

So I was looking to give my very first build a shot, this is what i have so far.

NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis
http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Black-Steel-Chassis-921R...

Core i.5
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500-Quad-Core-Processor...

Cooler Master 850 Watt Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Silent-Pro-RS850-AM...

Corsair Vengeance 16GB Ram
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...

West Digi 1TB HDD
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-D...

GeForce GTX 660 Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GeForce-Graphics-N660-TF/dp/B...

Z77 Intel Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-P8Z77-V-LX-Intel-Motherboard...

ASUS Wireless Network Adapter
http://www.amazon.com/PCE-N15-performance-Wireless-N-Tr...


How good of a gaming build is this for games like Battlefield 3? SWTOR, WOW etc. Open to suggestions and comments, this is all somewhat new to me!

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November 23, 2012 8:02:31 PM

CPU is older generation. Too much ram. Wrong choice of mobo. Too powerful supply.
For gaming on a budget follow this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $717.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 17:02 EST-0500)
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November 23, 2012 9:27:20 PM

butremor said:
CPU is older generation. Too much ram. Wrong choice of mobo. Too powerful supply.
For gaming on a budget follow this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $717.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 17:02 EST-0500)


does the case necessarily matter? cause im not a fan of the cooler master
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November 23, 2012 9:43:23 PM

NZXT cases are good, azza and fractal design too.
And yet you choose cooler m. psu but they don't make good psus.
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November 23, 2012 9:45:41 PM

butremor said:
NZXT cases are good, azza and fractal design too.
And yet you choose cooler m. psu but they don't make good psus.


so your saying if i get an NZXT case I must get a NZXT power supply
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November 23, 2012 9:59:50 PM

z_man22 said:
so your saying if i get an NZXT case I must get a NZXT power supply

That ridiculous... Don't you see parts i listed... PSU and case are from differnet manufacturers
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November 23, 2012 10:10:41 PM

butremor said:
That ridiculous... Don't you see parts i listed... PSU and case are from differnet manufacturers


ok
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November 23, 2012 10:14:59 PM

z_man22 said:
ok

I saw what you did there :D 

You can get a quality PSU from Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone. 500-550w. At least 80 plus bronze.
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November 23, 2012 10:57:15 PM

butremor said:
I saw what you did there :D 

You can get a quality PSU from Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone. 500-550w. At least 80 plus bronze.


okay thank you!
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November 24, 2012 3:17:36 AM

could i put in core i7 and not change anything else in the build?
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November 24, 2012 3:51:54 AM

butremor said:
I saw what you did there :D 

You can get a quality PSU from Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone. 500-550w. At least 80 plus bronze.


could i get a core i7 and not have to change the other things in the build? also do i need a cpu cooling fan bought separetly or does it come with the case? (NZXT Guardian Case)
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November 24, 2012 7:25:21 AM

i7 is the same in gaming as i5, if you're building gaming pc i7 brings no benefits. Stay with i5.
CPU cooler comes with CPU.
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November 25, 2012 12:26:52 AM

butremor said:
i7 is the same in gaming as i5, if you're building gaming pc i7 brings no benefits. Stay with i5.
CPU cooler comes with CPU.


alright is their any better graphics cards that I can run with the parts listed above
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November 25, 2012 7:44:22 AM

Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition
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November 25, 2012 9:19:53 PM

butremor said:
Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition


alright uhm any recommended psus because i kind of want a bigger one maybe like 750-850 wants just incase later on i decided to use 2 graphics cards.
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