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 J_E_D_70 a b 4 Gaming January 11, 2013 4:21:25 PM ^ +1 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 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 First time PC build - How does it look , what else do I need Forum My First Build . How does it look ? Forum How does this budget gaming build look ? just looking for helpful suggestions Forum First build ~$1000 how does it look ? Forum First new PC in years, how does my build look ? Forum My first build , how does it look ? Forum First gaming build in years, does this look ok? Forum First Build ! How does it look ? Forum First build , How does this setup look ? Forum First Time Builder - How does this setup look for gaming ? ($850 max) Forum How does this budget build look ? AMD/SLI ( first build ) Forum First build , 600$ how does it look ? Forum Upgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help! [PC Noob] Forum Is This a Good Computer Build??? Forum Need an $800 build Forum What is the best gaming PC I can build for $(USD)700? Forum Gaming pc mid-budget Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !