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 - $79.79 Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated ...... Thanks More about : time builder viability compatability allanitomwesh a b B Homebuilt system December 13, 2012 3:10:25 PM Looks solid. Could be cheaper,but is otherwise okay. Best solution Michael31 December 13, 2012 10:21:08 PM Looks like a solid build, but hears a better GPU and for less money The GTX 660 FTW signiture 2 edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -230$ Related resources First time PC builder - Forum First time builder gaming pc - Forum First Time Builder , need advice - Forum A10-5800k build: first time builder needs advice - Forum US$1200 VIDEO EDITING first time builder . Need some advice pls - 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? 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 allanitomwesh a b B Homebuilt system December 16, 2012 6:32:36 AM WD blue is the way to go. 7200RPM 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? 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. WEJ_10 December 17, 2012 8:51:04 PM Thanks I really appreciate the input. I'll be hitting Buy soon camohanna a b B Homebuilt system December 17, 2012 9:09:48 PM Maybe add a SSD if you have the extra money? 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 allanitomwesh a b B Homebuilt system December 18, 2012 1:13:06 AM Enjoy your new PC. WEJ_10 December 31, 2012 2:02:31 PM Best answer selected by WEJ_10. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst Time Builder needs your advice! ForumLow to mid gaming computer, new first time builder ForumNeed your opinion! First Time Builder ForumFirst Time Builder Needing Help On GPU Decision ForumFirst time builder seeking advice for parts ForumFirst time builder help ForumBudget MATX Portable Gaming Build First Time Builder ForumFirst time builder seeking opinions ForumFirst-time builder needs advice for budget gaming build ForumFirst Time Builder ForumFirst time builder ForumFirst Time Builder ForumSub $900 Gaming PC for First Time Builder Forum$500-$600 build suggestions- First time pc builder ForumWhich of these computers is better? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !