New Gaming build, new to forums also. first timer

hey i am new to the whole build your own PC thing, ive been researching for days on the best gaming pc i can make. i used pcpartpicker.com which is a really good site. i have a budget of $900 this is what i came up with, i hope its all compatible.


CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
CPU Cooler Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP 62.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing $14.99
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 $139.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $39.76
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $49.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB $159.99
Case NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower $47.99
Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V $66.24
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.99

Total: $844.92
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  1. I would get windows 7 Home Premium instead of 8, but that is just my opinion.

    I would also get a Evo 212/hyper evo 212 cpu cooler. Best bang for your buck.

    I would also invest another 50-60 dollars into your GPU and get a 7850. This will give you much better FPS, also the 3570K is great and all if you wanna OC, but the GPU is what will really affect your FPS. A 3450 i5 would suffice extremely well. And if you go with a 3450 you can get a B75 chipset and save some more money there. This will allow you to get an even better GPU. A 7950 would be ideal, or a 7870.

    The better the GPU the better your FPS.
  2. yeah i think i can lower the price in some areas and afford this GPU
    Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card $229

    where may i go to learn how to install the CPU onto the motherboard?
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&list=PL291F84A80CA32304&v=lPIXAtNGGCw

    Newegg has a pretty good 'how to build a pc' series. Go to episode 2 for installation info.
  4. i got the price down to $869.00 and am happy with the products, the motherboard i am not to sure on, will the motherboard have all i need on it? im looking for reasonable price and good enough for upgrades further down the line. it has SLI support and crossfire, i dont know what SLI meens though.

    CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.99
    CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.99
    Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $109.99
    Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $38.40
    Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $49.99
    Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB $207.25
    Case NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower
    Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V $73.99
    Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $18.99
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $85.92
  5. :hello: Save you a bit more $

    the hyper 212 is $25 on newegg right now, with an additional $10 mail-in rebate, making it the same price as the rosewill (when all is said and done) for a better cooler.
  6. you have a fine build there. The mobo is also fine...http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bridge-benchmark,3254-35.html

    SLI allows for 2 (or more) nvidia cards to be linked...same as CF....if you go with the 7870 sli is not something to stress about.
  7. Oh, the 8gb (2x4) 1600 ripjaws is also $25 on newegg right now.

    between the 2, you might be able to squeeze an HD 7950 in your budget.

    good luck!
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