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Building my 1st gaming computer

Hello,
I am building my 1st gaming computer and could use some help with what people would think of the specs i might go with and if there is anything people would change.
Tower: thermaltake Mk-
CPU: intel i7 quad core 2600k or 3700k
HSF: Corsair H100
GPU: XFX Raden HD 7850
Mother Board: Sabertooth z77 LGA 1155 Sata 6GB/s
RAM: Corsair vengeance 16gb (2x8gb) or 32gb (4x8gb)
PSU: Corsair pro series Hx 750w
Optical drive: LG blueray burner
HDD: Seagate 1Tb 7200 rpm
and also wondering if getting a OCZ vertex 3 240gb SSD or wont it be worth it
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  1. Drop the water cooler, drop the i7 get i5 3570k. Can't suggest anything else until you tell us your budget.
  2. -h100 is not worth it
    -sabertooth is a scam. heatshield traps heat
    -drop down to a i7 if you are not doing work
    -drop down to 8gb if you are not doing work
    -cheaper 750w units
    -needs more GPU power than that
    -do you even use blu-ray?
    -vertex 3s are going to fail like on the spot

    get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rfDQ
  3. techdude9 said:
    Drop the water cooler, drop the i7 get i5 3570k. Can't suggest anything else until you tell us your budget.


    Would like to keep it round 1,500 bucks
  4. TheBigTroll said:
    -h100 is not worth it
    -sabertooth is a scam. heatshield traps heat
    -drop down to a i7 if you are not doing work
    -drop down to 8gb if you are not doing work
    -cheaper 750w units
    -needs more GPU power than that
    -do you even use blu-ray?
    -vertex 3s are going to fail like on the spot

    get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rfDQ



    Thank you for the help anything else you would recomend and y does everyone say drop down to the i5 from the i7 anyways? I dont really use blue ray but thougt if i could burn blue ray movies would be very nice
  5. Best answer
    TheBigTroll said:
    -h100 is not worth it
    -sabertooth is a scam. heatshield traps heat
    -drop down to a i7 if you are not doing work
    -drop down to 8gb if you are not doing work
    -cheaper 750w units
    -needs more GPU power than that
    -do you even use blu-ray?
    -vertex 3s are going to fail like on the spot

    get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rfDQ
    This is a nice build i switch the mobo though
  6. O and i did get the thermaltake mk-1 tower and what do mean doing work with 8gb ram and dropping down to a i7 if im not doing work
  7. bigcyco1 said:
    This is a nice build i switch the mobo though


    What would u recomend for a MOBO?
  8. kylej85 said:
    O and i did get the thermaltake mk-1 tower and what do mean doing work with 8gb ram and dropping down to a i7 if im not doing work


    Are you going to be editing videos and stuff like that??
  9. i5s = for games
    i7s= for work mostly.

    @bigcyco1; extreme4 is fine. if i want to spend more, it would be either a mpower from msi, ud5h from gigabyte or the v-pro from asus
  10. guerrero said:
    Are you going to be editing videos and stuff like that??


    Prob a little but not to much video editing and maybe some school work and pic editing to
  11. kylej85 said:
    Prob a little but not to much video editing and maybe some school work and pic editing to


    Go for an i5
  12. TheBigTroll said:
    i5s = for games
    i7s= for work mostly.

    @bigcyco1; extreme4 is fine. if i want to spend more, it would be either a mpower from msi, ud5h from gigabyte or the v-pro from asus


    So the only thing is I should choose a new Motherboard and drop down to a i5 instead of a i7 and I am looking at the v-pro now and looking at SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card would that be a good GPU
  13. guerrero said:
    Go for an i5


    K thank you! you have any i5's u would recomend?
  14. there is only one i5 and its the 3570k. like it states in my build

    now i put in the ud5h motherboard. 20 bucks cheaper than the v-pro therefore a good buy
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rgfx

    the 670 i chose is priced very well. performs a tad better than the 7950.
  15. kylej85 said:
    Would like to keep it round 1,500 bucks

    1,500 bucks? Here ya go.
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Cooler ($56.10 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.74 @ Mwave)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($110.43 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1441.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-06 00:52 EST-0500)

    Replace the green green drive with black 2tb.
    Also drop the memory from 16gb to 8gb to save some money, and change the psu
  16. Thank you for the build would that be able to play like black ops 2 on Max and bf3 and also wow, diablo 3 and I already have a tower it's a thermaltake MK-1 so would that tower work with all those specs
  17. the tower you have would work fine

    -max black ops 2
    -about max in bf3
    -max in d3
    -max in wow (from what i know)
  18. K cool I think I will do that build and thanks for the help
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  20. Why did i get best answer? TBT should of not me.
  21. sry i didnt even click on your post but it decieded to give it to your post idk y
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