New to building computers, want a compact gaming pc, thoughts on build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 11, 2013 2:00 PM in Systems Share Dabrowski31 January 11, 2013 1:11:53 PM Hi guys, I'm new to the site. was reviewing it and seemed like the best place to ask for help/opinions. Price is not the issue, just an fyi. So were we go. First off, the case. Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced mITX Compact Aluminum Case Black 1X5.25 3X3.5INT USB3.0 No PSU. ---$45 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=7 [...] OLERMASTER lots of fans, sound isn't an issue and I don't want anything to fry. or LIAN LI PC-Q08B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -11112265. Now I don't know much about the Mini iTX's at all. but with what I do know I chose: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Intel-H [...] 007RIFLVQ. -$100. I haven't had a problem with Intel Motherboards yet, but I have heard alot of people have issues. RAM: Corsair's 8GB Vengeance DDR3 kit $50 I'm a hardcore gamer, Multiboxing WoW in ultra would be heaven. RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] Mgodyi4A2w CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000- $219.99 thats all. CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072 Graphics Card: Asus GTX 570 DirectCU II -- Upwards toward $400. It's a beautiful card with extra cooling. I want it. http://www.amazon.com/performance- [...] B004MN3HBA I don't know what to do with storage, drives, SSD, etc. and what would fit in them cases. Any help or reccomendations to other products would be nice. More about : building computers compact gaming thoughts build masterman467 January 11, 2013 1:34:24 PM right now newegg is selling 3570k's for the same price as 2500k's. the 3570k will be cooler, and is better per clock. IDK what card that is as the link is broken, but you should get a hd-7850 1gb if your using 1 screen and 2gb if using more. and im sure that just about any 3.5 inch drive will work, its standard... make sure on the case's site. im too lazy. mikerockett January 11, 2013 1:41:46 PM +1 to the above, additional comments are: 1 - If you are planning to overclock make sure you have a Z77 mobo, if not then you dont need a k edition CPU. Also make sure you have enough room in your case for a decent heat sink. 2 - On the home page of Tom's you find a recent review of Z77 mini itx boards, have a read of that. 3 - Try to get low profile RAM. Related resources Building a compact gaming pc - Forum Looking to build my own compact gaming computer, need help. - Forum Need Help on Noiseless Compact PC for Mom - Forum First Build Computer, Highly compact mini-itx gaming pc 1500$ Budget - Forum ~600 Compact Gaming rig (opinions?) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dabrowski31 January 11, 2013 1:54:55 PM Thanks guys. I don't plan on over clocking. & heatsink? really new, like I've never replaced a part in my computer new to this. I just know alot about RAM and CPU usage from gaming. About it. all the links broke when I copied and pasted it over from another section. Placed it in the wrong one, thats why I put what it was called so you could google it. haha... mikerockett January 11, 2013 1:59:12 PM If you're not overclocking get a cheaper h77 mobo. Also you will not need a k edition CPU, just get the 3570. When i said heatsink i meant CPU cooler. If you're not over clocking you can stick with stock though. masterman467 January 11, 2013 2:00:08 PM neweggtv's youtube channel has a guide. i would link you, but i got to go. if your not going to oc go with the normal 3570 and stock cooler. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum$700 Compact Gaming Build ? ForumCompact , silent, bang for the buck set and forget OC build ~$1500? ForumI want to build a gaming PC Under $800. Thoughts on my choices? ForumBuilding new PC , thoughts ? ForumWork/Home/Small Media PC build...thoughts ? ForumThoughts on building a new PC (coming from an E6600) ForumBuilding a (non-gamer) PC for my Mum... Thoughts ? ForumBuilding 20+ Gaming PC 's ForumWhat to Use to Build a Nice Gaming PC ForumThoughts on Gaming PC Build and which parts should be ordered first? ForumSpec'd out new $600 HTPC/mid-level gaming build . Thoughts ? ForumNew AMD PC Build Thoughts and Recommendations welcome ForumNeed comments and recommendations on building a new Gaming PC ForumXfx 680 half price ForumIs this build good enough? Suggestions More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !