Gaming PC Build

Hey,

This is my first time building a PC, so I came here to ask for your opinion.

Motherboard : Gigabyte Z77X-D3H, socket 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546

CPU: Intel® CoreTM i5 3570, 3400MHz, 6MB socket 1155, Box
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115233

GPU: MSI nVidia GeForce GTX660, 2048MB, GDDR5, DVI, PCI-E or Radeon HD7870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127702
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127681

PSU: Corsair TX650W V2, 650W or Coolermaster GX650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020&Tpk=Corsair%20TX650W%20V2%2c%20650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171052

RAM: Dual Channel Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB), DDR3, 1600MHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA3, ST1000DM003

Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-II, ATX/microATX, Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133203

I know I can't OC the CPU, but I don't want to.
What PSU is better ?
Tell me if there is better options for the other components.
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. Hi. If you don't want to overclock the CPU, you can go with a H77 motherboard and the i5-3470 to save money. If not, the i5-3570K is $5 more after the gift card. HD 7870 or GTX 660 is your decision since they're comparable. As for the PSU you can get by with a quality 550W PSU; the Corsair is the better.
  3. johnsonjohnson said:
    Hi. If you don't want to overclock the CPU, you can go with a H77 motherboard and the i5-3470 to save money. If not, the i5-3570K is $5 more after the gift card. HD 7870 or GTX 660 is your decision since they're comparable. As for the PSU you can get by with a quality 550W PSU; the Corsair is the better.


    Thank you for your reply,

    So, basically the H77 is the same as that other motherboard but less OC friendly? Also, there is H77MA-G43, GA-H77-D3H and GA-H77-DS3H, does it matter which one I pick?
    Is the frequency difference between the two CPUs worth the money?
    Is this PSU okay?
    http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/corsair/enthusiast-series-modular-tx550m/

    Sorry for asking so many questions, I just wanna make sure I make the best build I can.
  4. The Corsair psu is much better than the CM. Go to RealTechHardX.com and the psu data base to see reviews. H mobo are entry level and Z are gamer. The small freq diff is not that noticeable. Also check out 7870 Tahiti LE gpu near 7950 performance at 7870 prices.
  5. Goodeggray said:
    The Corsair psu is much better than the CM. Go to RealTechHardX.com and the psu data base to see reviews. H mobo are entry level and Z are gamer. The small freq diff is not that noticeable. Also check out 7870 Tahiti LE gpu near 7950 performance at 7870 prices.


    So do you say I could get along with a H mobo if I'm not going to overclock?
    I think I'll go with the i5-3570, I think it's more future proof.
    Sadly the 7870 Tahiti LE it's not available in my country yet.
  6. Goodeggray said:
    The Corsair psu is much better than the CM. Go to RealTechHardX.com and the psu data base to see reviews. H mobo are entry level and Z are gamer. The small freq diff is not that noticeable. Also check out 7870 Tahiti LE gpu near 7950 performance at 7870 prices.

    7870 Tahiti LE is th finest graphic card and worth every penny but there is only one vendor that sells this GPU! POWERCOLOR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484&Tpk=7870%20Tahiti%20LE
  7. Nothing in pc are future poof. Intel will have new cpu this spring. New mobo are required. new cpu socket has 1150 pins not 1155. On a first build Get the best case and psu you can. These are only things that you can use on your next build-maybe. The 3570 will be more desirable if you want to sell the computer.
  8. yodeiu said:
    Thank you for your reply,

    So, basically the H77 is the same as that other motherboard but less OC friendly? Also, there is H77MA-G43, GA-H77-D3H and GA-H77-DS3H, does it matter which one I pick?
    Is the frequency difference between the two CPUs worth the money?
    Is this PSU okay?
    http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/corsair/enthusiast-series-modular-tx550m/

    Sorry for asking so many questions, I just wanna make sure I make the best build I can.

    The H77 has less slots/ports and features that you may not need and it doesn't support overclocking which is fine for you. It doesn't really matter which motherboard you pick as long as you have done thorough research. If this is a gaming PC, I don't think the i5-3570 is worth the money. I think you either go with the i5-3570K+Z77 motherboard or the i5-3470/i5-3350P+H77 motherboard. That 550W PSU is okay according to the reviews.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-TX550M-Power-Supply-Review/1414/11
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=261
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5707/corsair-tx550m-vs-ocz-zt550w-550w/8
  9. johnsonjohnson said:
    The H77 has less slots/ports and features that you may not need and it doesn't support overclocking which is fine for you. It doesn't really matter which motherboard you pick as long as you have done thorough research. If this is a gaming PC, I don't think the i5-3570 is worth the money. I think you either go with the i5-3570K+Z77 motherboard or the i5-3470/i5-3350P+H77 motherboard. That 550W PSU is okay according to the reviews.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-TX550M-Power-Supply-Review/1414/11
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=261
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5707/corsair-tx550m-vs-ocz-zt550w-550w/8


    Thank you all for your replys,
    I'll chose that 550w Corsair PSU, i5-3470, and a H77 mobo.
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