My first build 7970 Tags: Build Systems Last response: January 17, 2013 9:40 PM in Systems Share chimpbagel January 17, 2013 12:51:01 PM Hello, i am on the point to buy my first self-build pc! I just have a question, before i buy i need some advice from some experts if these parts are compatible with each other! Thank you for replying! - i5 3570 - Sapphire radeon HD 7970 - BeQuiet! 530W PSU - Cooler Master TX3 - Asrock H77 Pro4 - Corsair vengeance 8GB 1600Mhz RAM - Western Digital Blue WD10EALX 1TB - NZXT Vulcan Case If i miss a part, please tell me! Help is always welcome, no trolls please? More about : build 7970 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to chimpbagel Register or log in to remove darth pravus January 17, 2013 1:16:19 PM Can you not get the k version of the i5? I wouldn't use a caviar blue for a gaming build, step that up to a black and get a different PSU. Something from corsair, seasonic, enermax etc | Report abuse Reply to darth pravus edtheguy January 17, 2013 1:35:47 PM ^^^ A good quality psu is vital. For the cpu I would either get the 3570k (if overclocking - wich you can not do with an h77 board) or the 3470 (no overclocking)... | Report abuse Reply to edtheguy TheBigTroll January 17, 2013 2:26:55 PM id get this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y4Dw | Report abuse Reply to TheBigTroll Related ressources i7-3820 and CF 7970 - First build with water cooling, any suggestions? - Forum Xfx 7970 build FIRST TIME - Forum First time build ~2500$ Budget SSD, i 7-970 - Forum New build ... sort of, want to crossfire 7970 's - Forum New Re- Build : Lose Display and PC Restarts!! Loose GPU 7970 ? HELP - Forum Ask the community Publish techbaddie January 17, 2013 2:40:55 PM I would get a 64 Gb SSD for your OS.... Makes a huge difference. | Report abuse Reply to techbaddie TheBigTroll January 17, 2013 2:44:09 PM id never get a SSD smaller than 120gb | Report abuse Reply to TheBigTroll admbautista January 17, 2013 3:39:34 PM 1. The thing that I would change is the psu, I would get trusted brands/ high tiered brands/series. A seasonic m12II/corsair hx/tx cx will do too. check this http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx 2. It all comes down to budget, you can add an ssd if you have a budget. But can live without it. Or you can upgrade that hdd to caviar black of you have the budget, but blue will be fine. 3. You can save money by dishing that cooler since your not gonna overclock. You won't need it really unless you just want different looks. 4. You can also save money by change the cpu to 3470. Levels with the performance of 3570 but cheaper. 5. everything else is fine. | Report abuse Reply to admbautista chimpbagel January 17, 2013 4:59:48 PM i cant afford a SSD, whats the difference? | Report abuse Reply to chimpbagel chimpbagel January 17, 2013 5:13:36 PM What about this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And what if i change my RAM to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... will it fit in my motherboard? it will safe me 15 bucks. Will there be any major difference between the 3470 and 3570 in gaming (BF3 and CS:S) , video editing and photoshopping? That, and the 15$ i saved from the RAM, are 40 bucks! Thank you, sorry for my bad english :l | Report abuse Reply to chimpbagel TheBigTroll January 17, 2013 9:40:43 PM -change back to a xfx 550w. thats all you need. they are the same units inside (xfx vs corsair) -mushkin blackline is 35.57 at us.ncix. same ram but cheaper -look at the one i suggested -no difference between the 2 | Report abuse Reply to TheBigTroll Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>My first build 7970> Related ressources: ForumPSU 650W enough for a AMD FX8120, 7970 Ghz Build ? Forum[ Build Log] – The Red Dragon (i7 3770K, Xfire MSI Lightning 7970 ) ForumNew Build : i5 3570k vs i7 3770k and GTX 670 vs HD 7970 ForumNeed to Pick a 7970 For My New Build ForumNew build -Gigabyte HD 7970 OC or Gigabyte GTX 670 OC Forum1300-1400$ build , seeking a gpu, between a 670 and 7970 ghz ForumGaming build with dual 7970 's Forum3930k/ 7970 build complete ForumWhat advantages does the AMD Radeon 7970 HIS iceQ have over the refere ForumIs this a good 7970 ghz (possible crossfire) gaming desktop? ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m ForumI5 build suggestions needed Forum[Solved] First Time Build - Advice Appreciated ForumLooking for Gaming pc build $650-$850 budget ForumNew build. No video, no beeps. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !