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Building a gaming computer, need advice on components!

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November 25, 2012 9:16:38 PM

I'm building a gaming computer and am wondering if this build will be good for gaming. My budget is 1300

Processor: i5 3570k ivy bridge
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Ram: 8gb of whatever you guys suggest!
Graphics Card: msi or evga nvidia geforce gtx 660
Hard drive:2 tb of whatever you guys suggest!
Case: Not a clue on what to get
Power supply: Corsair tx750
Cooling: No idea what to get
Dvd Burner: Not a clue either

Suggestions? Buying alot of this tonight at 12 am once the sales start so let me know asap

Thank you!
November 25, 2012 9:39:37 PM

I would recommend AsRock Z77 extreme 4 over your Asus board, but:

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1218.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-25 18:39 EST-0500)
November 25, 2012 9:45:40 PM

Yeah I just read some pretty bad reviews about that asus motherboard. Thank you though!
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November 25, 2012 9:55:56 PM

Hey you got a nice spec list there. let me recommend some things. I second the guy making the recommendation on the Extreme4. I have it and its a great board for the money

Graphics: Depends on the 660. me personally I like EVGA cause of their warranty service.

If you want a Hard drive. Western Digital make good quality drives. but for for price of hdd's these days you can get a 240+ GB SSD for around the same price or a bit more.

Cases: A case can be personal Preference. Do you want plenty of space? are looks a concern? How cool your computer components are.

Cooling? well since you won't be overclocking too much on that board. A hyper 212+ should be fine, Unless you get a Full tower case like a Cooler Master Trooper Or Stryker. Btw the Haf X (one of the most popular Full towers of all time)

Dvd burner?
November 25, 2012 9:59:28 PM

I dont care how it looks so just a large case would be good? and I'm reading bad reviews on both those motherboards any other suggestions? and do you have to get a certain type of ram depending on the motherboard?
November 26, 2012 12:13:00 AM

Trust me. thats the way it goes. You won't find any computer components thats been on the market for more than a year that will have bad reviews. Some people write a bad review just cause they don't like the look of the motherboard... Its rediculous. But the Extreme4 for the money is the best. If you want a little bit better the Fata1ty. from ASRock will be a better gaming board. But I guarantee if you want a "Perfect" board your looking at 300-400$.

No you don't get RAM by the motherboards specs. You just kinda buy a Kit. I mean the most common is 1600mhz kits these days.

And for a case the (Haf 932) would make a sweet case for the price its currently at
November 26, 2012 12:32:49 AM

Alright thank you for the advice! Just one more question, I want to buy that case but I dont have all the other components, the case doesnt have to be compatible with anything right? Like anything I get will be fine with this case?
November 26, 2012 12:36:24 AM

Motherboard is ATX. the case supports ATX, Micro-ATX (M-ATX) and stupidly "ITX".. so everything seems compatible to me
November 26, 2012 12:40:56 AM

Okay are most motherboards atx,and m-atx because I havent decided on the specific motherboard yet
November 26, 2012 12:43:30 AM

Ok. on the description of the motherboard you will see a m-ATX or a ATX. But if you get a m-ATX the motherboard will still fit just like the ATX size but the difference is... m-ATX is a smaller size motherboard so it will look funny at first. But you will see a diagram punched into the case for the motherboard layout. on where the Motherboard risers go.
November 26, 2012 12:51:45 AM

Alright thank you for the help!
November 26, 2012 12:52:24 AM

Best answer selected by dan27.
November 26, 2012 12:52:33 AM

Dan27 said:
Alright thank you for the help!

No problem. If while buying parts you feel you need further advice. Please let me know. I'm online all the time.
November 26, 2012 1:10:32 AM

I will definitely keep that in mind thank you again!