So I've researched a ton of stuff about building a gaming computer. And I'm thinking about spending $1300. Can anyone rate my gaming computer and see if there are any faults and compatibility issues? Am I spending less on one part of the computer than the other? (Performance wise - I would like an even leveling ground for all parts of my gaming computer)
CPU: Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Series 16GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL10 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 8GB Memory Modules)
GPU: ZT-50206-10M NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
(Shall i stick to 570? or shall I get a 670?)
PowerSupply: 750W (forgot the brand but it really doesn't matter to me)
Case: decently priced $70. (looks don't matter, already picked a very economical one.)
Hi, and thanks for coming to Tom's! Your build is decent, but I see some room for improvement. First of all, I highly recommend against the 570. It was a good card, but now the newer series is out, so I recommend getting the new series.
To be honest, the brand of the power supply does matter. A bad power supply could ruin your entire system, so it is very important.
I also don't think that you really need 16 GB for a gaming computer. 8GB is already more than enough.
Look at this build, it is very similar, but it has some tweaks.
With your budget, get a 120gb ssd or larger. If you have 180gb or 240gb, you may never need a separate hard drive.
I might defer on the hard drive in favor of a ssd. You could always add a hard drive later.
Samsung 830/840 or intel 330/335 would be my first choice for reliability.