First build...

Hi, I'm Walter and I'm from Latvia.
This is my first build, it's going to be mainly used for gaming and I think that it will be good (hopefully), and I'd like some advice.

CPU: Intel i5-3570K 3.4GHz

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 4GB kit of 2 (1866MHz)

GPU: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD7850 2GB

HDD: Western Digital CAVIAR Blue 1TB SATA 7200RPM 32MB cache

Case: Thermaltake COMMANDER MS-I


I would like some advice on cooling, because I don't really think it will be enough(a single fan in the rear comes with the case).

Thanks already.
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  1. Cpu and mobo are fine. I suggest a 2x4GB 1600MHz kit for the memory. For a gpu, the 7850 or if your budget will allow an xfx 7870 ghz. For a HDD, get a seagate barracuda 1TB. For the case, either a haf 912 or a zalman z9. For your psu i suggest a xfx 550w.

    You will also need an aftermarket cpu cooler as you want to overclock. Get a coolermaster hyper 212 evo.
  2. Can you also state your budget please? I could build you a better one.
  3. For example, this rig will play any game on ultra settings

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $820.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 13:56 EST-0500)
  4. As I said, I'm from Latvia, and I would prefer to buy ther parts in Latvia, and choices are somewhat limited here, and the prices differ to some extent, but I would like to stay in 700$ budget. BTW I'm not the kind of gamer who asks for games to run at 60+ FPS at 1080p at highest settings...
  5. Ok, can you please give me a website you want to buy parts off?
  6. Sure, but you could have some problems navigating through the categories, because it's in latvian...
  7. google translate ftw :)
  8. Thank you very much!
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