Solved First time builder viability/compatability? Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: December 31, 2012 2:02 PM in Systems Share WEJ_10 December 9, 2012 5:03:45 AM Hello, I'm about to embark on my first build and would really appreciate some feed back on my proposed build as far as component compatability and viabilty are concerned. So here it is. Case - CM Storm Stryker - $135.00 MOBO - Asus P8z77 -v pro thunderbolt - $224.74 CPU - Intel 3570k - $219.79 PSU - Corsair 750 HX - $125.87 RAM - Corsair 2x4GB Vengence 1600 - $41.89 GPU - EVGA Geforce 660 - $243.16 DVD writer - Asus drw - 24b1st - $17.31 HDD - Western Digital red 1TB sata 3 - $79.79 Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated ...... Thanks More about : time builder viability compatability allanitomwesh a b B Homebuilt system December 13, 2012 3:10:25 PM Looks solid. Could be cheaper,but is otherwise okay. m 0 l Best solution Michael31 December 13, 2012 10:21:08 PM Looks like a solid build, but hears a better GPU and for less money The GTX 660 FTW signiture 2 edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -230$ Share Related resources first time builder seeking feedback - Forum first time builder seeking advice on parts (acidently clicked solved) - Forum Advice for a first time PC builder/upgrading my gaming PC - Forum Pc First Time Builder - Forum advice for gaming desktop first time builder - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WEJ_10 December 16, 2012 2:39:40 AM Thanks I appreciate it. Definitely a beter choice. how about the mobo? m 0 l amorenn a b B Homebuilt system December 16, 2012 2:43:06 AM Solid build, but don't go with a WD red, go for a black or green, those are the more reliable ones. Reds are normally optimal for NAS m 0 l allanitomwesh a b B Homebuilt system December 16, 2012 6:32:36 AM WD blue is the way to go. 7200RPM m 0 l WEJ_10 December 17, 2012 2:40:01 AM So if I swapped the WD Red with a black I'd be good? I' still a little concerned about the mobo. It doesn't need to be the cheapest ...... I want it to last. I also managed to locate a CM V8 cpu cooler for free. is it decent? m 0 l allanitomwesh a b B Homebuilt system December 17, 2012 4:57:06 AM Mobo is fine, abit excessive even for average use. Yes, swap with a black or blue,or Samsung F3 or Seagate Barracuda. Not any better than stock heatsink. Get the Hyper 212 cooler in it's variations. m 0 l WEJ_10 December 17, 2012 8:51:04 PM Thanks I really appreciate the input. I'll be hitting Buy soon m 0 l camohanna a b B Homebuilt system December 17, 2012 9:09:48 PM Maybe add a SSD if you have the extra money? m 0 l WEJ_10 December 17, 2012 10:00:27 PM fully intend to add one after getting the base system together ....... probably a 256 GB vector m 0 l allanitomwesh a b B Homebuilt system December 18, 2012 1:13:06 AM Enjoy your new PC. m 0 l WEJ_10 December 31, 2012 2:02:31 PM Best answer selected by WEJ_10. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst time PC builder looking for some advice on components Forum SolvedFirst time builder looking for some advice and better options. Forum SolvedTroubleshooting a black screen flash during gameplay - first time home system builder Forum SolvedFirst time builder and need help with lowering price ~$100-$200 Forum SolvedFirst time computer builder! would like some advice Forum Solved$900 PC - First time builder Forum SolvedFirst time PC builder Forum SolvedDoes this Build look well for a Gaming PC? (First time builder) Forum SolvedFirst time pc builder needs advise Forum SolvedFirst time Builder needs advise and suggestions for components that can handle 1080p gaming at or over 50 fps on high Forum SolvedFirst time builder, need opinions! Forum SolvedSuggestions for my build? (First time builder) Forum SolvedFirst Time Builder Top-End Components Won't Boot Forum SolvedNeed help first time builder Forum SolvedFIRST TIME BUILDER!!!!! PLEASE HELp!!!!!!! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !