First build

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-921RB-BL/dp/B004351H9G/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=IXR5GM0O0M0QA

Core i.5
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500-Quad-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B004EBUXI0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=IJPQLY5Y83GNW

Cooler Master 850 Watt Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Silent-Pro-RS850-AMBAJ3-US/dp/B002RWJGC2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=I15HNFENAPTRES

Corsair Vengeance 16GB Ram
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10/dp/B006EWUO22/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=IPXLWA4UKJLGV

West Digi 1TB HDD
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-Desktop/dp/B0036Q7MV0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=I3BQH66F3FHT9R

GeForce GTX 660 Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GeForce-Graphics-N660-TF/dp/B0094CX8QI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=I13JLK507PS33C

Z77 Intel Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-P8Z77-V-LX-Intel-Motherboard/dp/B007MKGF82/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=I2HR7WK0JGVXSM

ASUS Wireless Network Adapter
http://www.amazon.com/PCE-N15-performance-Wireless-N-Transmit-interface/dp/B0054L9PWO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=29FLG67HXJRQ2&coliid=I1CJGNWJ1L6QW4


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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  1. 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)
  2. 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
  3. NZXT cases are good, azza and fractal design too.
    And yet you choose cooler m. psu but they don't make good psus.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. butremor said:
    That ridiculous... Don't you see parts i listed... PSU and case are from differnet manufacturers


    ok
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. could i put in core i7 and not change anything else in the build?
  10. 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)
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition
  14. 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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