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January 3, 2013 1:20:30 PM

Hi, I want to build a good gaming computer, the price limit is about up to 1000$, but I don't know if all these parts are compatible, or what has to be compatible between the parts. Help me with saying what I have to pay attention to and suggest parts, that are compatible or better. Help!
Build is:
Motherboard: ASRock Socket 1155 Z77PRO4-M
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4G 8M LGA1155 BOX
Video card: Gigabyte GeForce 600 Series GTX 660 2GB OC
RAM: Corsair DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 16GB CL10 (10-10-10-27) (KIT OF 2 - 8GB) Vengeance
Power supply: Codegen power supply ATX PSU 600W
Case: Xigmatek MidiATX Asgard Midi-Tower - black Window
Harddrive: Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200rpm 32MB NCQ SATA 3Gb/s
January 3, 2013 2:55:59 PM

for a good gaming computer :

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4G 8M LGA1155 BOX
cheap out on i5 3470, you will see no benefit going to i7 in games

Power supply: Codegen power supply ATX PSU 600W
NO, http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600 get this instead. trusted brand is important
January 3, 2013 2:57:03 PM

1. As I see, you are not planning to OC, so might as well change your board to a h77 board. A Asrock h77 pro4/mvp will do. Almost same tier with the board you picked.
- The board you picked will work, but picking a z77 board and not OC might be useless. partners will be(cpu k version : z77) and (cpu non-k : h77).

2. I would change your cpu to 3570. Or if you want to go cheaper, 3470. 3770 might be overkill for that. I'm not saying that it is not good. Just not worth the extra cash.

3. If you'll be just gaming. I'll go for a 8gb RAM. that is more than enough of what you'll need.

4. I think I've never heard of the brand of your psu. Might as well change it to corsair/seasonic. 600w will do, can even lower it to 500w. check this out for picking a psu brand/series. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/...

5. If you won't go with an sdd, might as well change your hdd to a wd caviar black. it is a good hdd. but if your on budget, caviar blue will do.

6. If you can change your case, I'll go with a Antec 300 Illusion if your on budget, or a corsair carbide 300r. But if you pump the budget for casing a bit, a corsair 400r or a phantom 410 will also do.
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January 3, 2013 3:21:49 PM

admbautista said:
1. As I see, you are not planning to OC, so might as well change your board to a h77 board. A Asrock h77 pro4/mvp will do. Almost same tier with the board you picked.
- The board you picked will work, but picking a z77 board and not OC might be useless. partners will be(cpu k version : z77) and (cpu non-k : h77).


But I would like to OC, because it will give the extra speed and if the computer ages, then it is necessary to OC. What made you think I didn't want to OC?
January 3, 2013 3:30:35 PM

Veteran007 said:
But I would like to OC, because it will give the extra speed and if the computer ages, then it is necessary to OC. What made you think I didn't want to OC?


Your first cpu choice. Then go ahead with the z77 board, but I prefer 3570k instead of 3770k. not worth the extra cash.
January 3, 2013 3:30:51 PM

^ okay, then switch 3770 3.4G 8M LGA1155 BOX
to 3770K--- > K means OCable
January 3, 2013 3:31:56 PM

^ and dotn forget to invest on CPU cooler as i7 is easy to overheat
212 EVO is a legendary cooler
January 3, 2013 3:33:42 PM

Yea, you would really need a cooler when you will OC. but if you won't OC for now. then you dont need to rush buying it as you won't need it until you OC.
January 3, 2013 3:42:53 PM

Oh, so K means it can be over-clocked (I'll keep that in mind). I have read all your suggestions and changed the setup A LOT :)  So would it be good or does it need a bit more tweaking? PCPartPicker says that motherboard has USB 3, but case doesn't have it, is it important or not? (Kept the 16GB of RAM, I just like it that way :)  )
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vFMA
January 3, 2013 3:49:01 PM

It would just mean that you case won't have a 3.0 at the front only 2.0, only at the back with your mobo. If your case supports a 3.0 you could use the usb 3.0 header of the mobo to the casing to use that 3.0 of the casing.
January 3, 2013 8:55:29 PM

I now put together a whole computer, added: monitor, keyboard, mouse (haven't had PC for a long time, so it all needs upgrading ), SSD for OS and new case (USB 3.0 in the front too now). It is more expensive, than I hoped, but that is the way it seems right for me. Now I just have to buy it. Thanks for your help, all of you!
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w0m2
E://Updated the link, as I am from Estonia, then I had to change a bit, so I could buy the components from my country.
January 5, 2013 1:02:52 PM

I lately realized that I should have 2 PSIe slots. I hadn't turned attention to it before. The current motherboard selection doesn't support having two video cards (for the future when I need to upgrade my computer). So is there some good motherboard, that would fit into the current setup, but would have also 2 PCIe slots? Also would be in the same price range or close to it and preferably I can later OC my computer. If needed, then can change the case too, but it needs to stay in the current price range.
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