First Time Builder Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 30, 2012 5:02 PM in Systems Share TheRandomWookie December 30, 2012 3:45:52 PM Approximate Purchase Date: January Budget Range: >$1500, can squeeze out maybe $1600, but I'd like some money for games System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming Are you buying a monitor: Yes Parts to Upgrade: all Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, NCIX or Amazon if the price is good Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin Parts Preferences: really like Corsair 650D, Nvidia GPU, whatever is best bang for buck Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Additional Comments: windows are nice, would like to keep with a blue theme, but price and performance are more important And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a Dell laptop... This is what I currently have picked out: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uZXQ More about : time builder shaun_shaun December 30, 2012 3:58:55 PM do u currently have a gaming headset/ speaker system ? m 0 l TheRandomWookie December 30, 2012 4:05:23 PM shaun_shaun said:do u currently have a gaming headset/ speaker system ? I don't have any speakers, but I do have a pair of Turtle Beach P11's m 0 l 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 Emelth December 30, 2012 4:11:43 PM Everything looks good from this end I would reduce the RAM to 8GB no reason to have 16GB for gaming I would bump up the PSU to 750W so that you can have SLI in the future if not take it down to 550W and get a 670 or 7950 m 0 l djangoringo December 30, 2012 4:13:49 PM Change the ram for 8GB, for gaming that's all you need : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-memory-mv3v4g3dus Or if you still want 16GB : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2k8g3d16... Get a 670 gtx : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx670xp... m 0 l TheRandomWookie December 30, 2012 4:32:46 PM Is the difference between a 670 and a 660 ti that great? If I wanted to get more monitors could I do surround off of one card and still get decent frames or would it be too much? m 0 l djangoringo December 30, 2012 5:02:49 PM Well for triple monitor, you'll need at least a 670 gtx, but it's recommended two 670 gtx(getting another latter on). You have a mobo and psu for two 670 gtx. 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 !