First gaming build, how does this look? Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: January 11, 2013 4:21 PM in Systems Share mikefare January 11, 2013 2:50:40 PM This will be my first time building a pc. I'll mainly be using it for gaming, movies and music. I'm trying to stick to around $1200-$1300 (less if possible) with the monitor. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US) Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($181.99 @ SuperBiiz) Total: $1286.89 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 11:48 EST-0500) More about : gaming build butremor a b 4 Gaming January 11, 2013 4:09:38 PM If you don't plan to add second gpu later, get ascrock pro4 mobo. Actually 550W psu will do, save a bit there. Corsair is a good choice. For gaming 16 GB of RAM is way TOO MUCH. 8 GB will do. Here actually take a look http://pcpartpicker.com/p/x32z m 0 l J_E_D_70 a b 4 Gaming January 11, 2013 4:21:25 PM ^ +1 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow does my first gaming desktop build look? Forum SolvedFirst gaming+ build. How does it look? Forum SolvedMy first gaming pc build. How does it look? Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Desktop build, how does it look? Forum first gaming Pc build how does it look? Forum About to pull the trigger on my first gaming build, how does it look? Forum How does this setup look for a gaming rig [First ever build] Forum First time gaming build - £500 - £800 how does this look? UK Forum My Very First Build...For Gaming... How Does It Look??? Forum SolvedFirst time PC build...how does it look? Forum SolvedFirst PC Build how does it look? Forum SolvedLooking to build a great computer. How does this look? (first build). Forum SolvedHow Does My First Build Look? Forum SolvedFirst build - How does it look? Forum SolvedHow does my first PC build look? Forum SolvedHow does this gaming build look Forum SolvedHow does this build look? (First build) Forum SolvedHow does this build look (gaming pc) Forum SolvedHow does my gaming build look? Forum SolvedFirst Build... How does it look? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !