First Build - Advice/Opinions Tags: New Build Systems Last response: January 16, 2013 5:57 PM in Systems Share gbretana January 16, 2013 4:08:11 PM hello all, i am thinking about building my first computer and was looking to get some advice and opinions. i will be mainly using it for school work, some games (i.e. battlefield, borderlands), and streaming HD movies. heres what i had in mind so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xUNm i left out an Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk and also an LG blu ray disc drive since i already have them. Thanks in advanced! More about : build advice opinions alvine January 16, 2013 4:18:37 PM well I would get 2 x4 gb ram and not get two separate ram sticks you can save some money and downgrade the psu to 500-550watts Soda-88 January 16, 2013 4:23:41 PM I'd replace RAM because you really don't want to go under 1600MHz and the GPU because 7770 is quite a bit faster for relatively same amount of money: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=681 PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($106.97 @ Newegg) Edit: You'll also need an aftermarket cooler if you're going to OC CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon) Related resources First Gaming Pc build need advice/opinions - Forum My first build! I would love advice/opinions! - Forum First Time Build - Advice/Opinions? - Forum Really excited about my first build. Advice+Opinions Please $2400 bdgt - Forum First System Build Advice/Opinions - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer djangoringo January 16, 2013 4:34:11 PM Pick a much better card, like the 660 gtx, 430w of the corsair will do, the card just pull maximum of 140w, the cpu 77w maximum, it will not draw more than 250w at load. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xV2s gbretana January 16, 2013 5:57:18 PM I think ill go with soda-88's video card suggestion since id like to stay below $150 in that category @djangoringo i see you put an asrock mobo. Is that a reliable brand? I picked gigabyte bc i heard they were really good (read it somewhere on these forums i think) Also, would overclocking help my system with what i am using it for? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources First time building a PC, need advice/opinions. Forum Building First Gaming PC - Need Advice/Opinions Etc Forum SolvedAdvice/Opinions Needed:: ITX build. Not sure about some parts. Forum SolvedNeed advice/opinions on my build! Forum SolvedPurchasing computer in a couple hours. Need some last minute advice/opinions! 700$ build Forum Gaming computer build! looking for advice/opinions :) Forum SolvedPlan on building a new pc, need advice/opinions. Forum Solved1st time new build, need advice/opinions Forum Solved$950 Gaming Build - Need advice/opinions Forum Build for a friend (Advice's/Opinions) Forum Need some advice/opinions on my build Forum A new $1000~$1200 build, would like advice/opinions Forum Advice/Opinions on Potential Gaming Rig Build. Forum Would like some advice/opinions on new home PC build $450 budget. Forum Looking for some advice/opinions on home pc build. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !