Is This A Good Build

Hey everyone, this is my first post here, so be nice :) (Is this the right place for this kind of question?)

So me and a friend are building gaming PCs (identical ones essentially) we both like to record gameplays and such so need decent systems. I have compiled a list of parts which i believe will work well. I just need to know i havnt made any stupid decisions on this... for example, do we need that big a PSU? And is there a cheaper MOBO alternative? We will be overclocking, so i realise we need a fan, i just cant pick one...

Heres the list:
Quote:
MOTHERBOARD - ASUS SABERTOOTH-Z77 ATX Motherboard $245 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8977
CPU - Intel BX80637I53570 i5-3570 3.4/3.8GHz LGA1155 IVY $205 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9377 (OVERCLOCKED TO 4.4GHZ?)
Kingston KVR 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3 1333 $46 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=6869 (X2?)
Gigabyte GV-N66TWF2-2GD 2GB GTX660Ti PCI-E VGA Card $315 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9475
Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 SATA3 7200rpm 64MB Cache Hard Disk $139 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8946
Intel SSD-330 Series 120GB SATA3 Solid-State-Drive $95 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9012
Coolermast SGC1000KWN1 SGC-1000 case without PSU $87 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8530
Antec HCG-750 Hight Current Gamer Gaming PSU $135 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7998
10 answers Last reply
More about good build
  1. Overkill on the motherboard. You could find one for $130-150.
    Unless you want to run SLI in the future, you should get a 500-600W PSU 80 Bronze

    Also, if you want to overclock your CPU you need 3 things:

    1) a CPU that can overclock. i5-3570K, not 3570. You must buy the "K"
    http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8967

    2) a CPU cooler (not the one that came with your Intel CPU)
    http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8573
    http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=1371

    3) Z77 board. This you got.
  2. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  3. Is there any other parts that I could cheapen up on, but still keep a good specs list?
  4. You don't need 750W for your setup. Buy a 500-600W PSU. Save $60.

    I noticed your RAM was 1333MHz. Get 1600MHz. That's the sweetspot. Also, CAS 9.

    Like I said, buy a cheaper motherboard. ASRock Extreme 4. Save $100.
  5. envy14tpe said:
    You don't need 750W for your setup. Buy a 500-600W PSU. Save $60.

    I noticed your RAM was 1333MHz. Get 1600MHz. That's the sweetspot. Also, CAS 9.

    Like I said, buy a cheaper motherboard. ASRock Extreme 4. Save $100.

    Ok thanks, Do you have any idea roughly what this will perform like? And also is it worth getting another graphics card? For example 2 average instead of 1 awesome? And will The extreme overclock? And am I even choosing the right graphics card?
  6. OK here is a revised edition of the parts list, if you have any suggestions well, reply!!

    Quote:

    MOTHERBOARD - AsRock Z77-Extreme4 Intel Z77 $135 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9040
    CPU - Intel i5-3570K LGA1155 IVY Bridge Boxed CPU (BX80637I53570K) $227 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8967
    RAM - Kingston HyperX 8G Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600 $52 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7684
    VIDEO CARD - Gigabyte GV-N66TWF2-2GD 2GB GTX660Ti PCI-E VGA Card $315 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9475
    HARD-DRIVE 1 Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 SATA3 7200rpm 64MB Cache Hard Disk $139 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8946
    Kingston KINSV300S37A/120G 120GB SSDNOW V300 SATA3 2.5" SSD HDD $87 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=10090
    CASE - Coolermast SGC1000KWN1 SGC-1000 case without PSU $87 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8530
    PSU - Corsair CMPSU-600CXV3 600Watt 80Plus Bronze ATX Power Supply Unit $89 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9676
    OS - Microsoft MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM $93 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5821


    If I could get this down 100 or even 50, without compromising the speed and efficiency, that would be awesome!
  7. The build looks good.

    What kind of monitor are you gonna use? This could influence the choice of GPU. For 1080p a 660ti is good. For 1200p, a 670 is better. If 2560x1440 then definitely 670/7970.

    Don't forget, you need an aftermarket CPU cooler, not the Intel cooler that comes with your CPU.
  8. hcwool said:
    Ok thanks, Do you have any idea roughly what this will perform like? And also is it worth getting another graphics card? For example 2 average instead of 1 awesome? And will The extreme overclock? And am I even choosing the right graphics card?


    For one monitor, one GPU is enough. But if you want to be safe then get a 670. It's a beast. It will handle everything at max settings with at least 50-60fps. You won't need to upgrade for 2/3 years.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121637

    The ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 will overclock. It's a great one at that. (I wish I would have bought it instead of Pro3)
  9. envy14tpe said:
    For one monitor, one GPU is enough. But if you want to be safe then get a 670. It's a beast. It will handle everything at max settings with at least 50-60fps. You won't need to upgrade for 2/3 years.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121637

    The ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 will overclock. It's a great one at that. (I wish I would have bought it instead of Pro3)


    Ok, made some more changes to the rig... I might use an i7 (http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8969), and this is the cooler (http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8573). Will both of these configurations run Garrys Mod, Cause i know they should run every other source engine game (proof cause my macbook pro can)
  10. hcwool said:
    Ok, made some more changes to the rig... I might use an i7 (http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8969), and this is the cooler (http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8573). Will both of these configurations run Garrys Mod, Cause i know they should run every other source engine game (proof cause my macbook pro can)

    If you are buying a gaming rig then a i7 is not necessary. The difference between i5-3570k (overclocked) and i7 overclocked is 1%. In other words, you will not benefit with a i7 for gaming. (google it, and you'll find out the same) However, if you do a lot of video editing then you can benefit. I do photo editing and my i5 overclocked handles it in a snap so I don't need a i7.

    If you want to spend more money then you might want to consider a better monitor.

    You mentioned you want to run Garry's Mod. To do so you don't need to spend a lot of $$ on a computer. If you want to buy a 660ti or 670 then you want to play Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Skyrim.....GPU demanding games. Garry's Mod is a simple game and you don't need to spend a lot of money on a GPU. Also, you gotta realize a desktop CPU will be faster than a laptop CPU. Trust me, I had a $1000 laptop and my $1000 desktop killed it, and not even close.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product