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February 1, 2013 1:31:02 PM

Hey guys, I'm building my first gaming PC and here's what I have so far:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

I was going to go with the i5 but the price difference at Microcenter is $40 so I thought why not :D 

My biggest questions are with the motherboard, video card, and case. Would this setup be good for gaming? Would you suggest any different motherboards, cases, or video cards? I'm pretty set on the GTX 670; was just unsure on the brand. Thanks!
February 1, 2013 1:39:56 PM

you have picked good cpu/gpu/mobo combo...as far as cases go its your personal taste so pick what you think look best..when shopping for parts i look at reviews if I have missed some bad aspect of a part
I would suggest changing out the psu to more reliable brand such as corsair, asus, antec, xfx
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February 1, 2013 1:44:10 PM

alvine said:
I would suggest changing out the psu to more reliable brand such as corsair, asus, antec, xfx


What are you talking about? Seasonic is an excellent brand, and is the OEM for many psus labeled by those other companies (except Asus)
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February 1, 2013 1:44:13 PM

Yeah it looks good. I'll tell you this, you won't see any difference with an i7-37700K over an i5-3570K in gaming but if you really don't mind paying the extra $40, I see no problem.

The motherboard, video card (for Nvidia cards, MSI or EVGA are my first choice) and case is good (although not my preference case). Nothing you really need to worry about.
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February 1, 2013 1:46:18 PM

MauveCloud +1.

@alvine

Seasonic power supplies are one of the best. They are the OEM for a lot of good units out there (including Corsair AX and XFX psu).
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February 1, 2013 1:50:42 PM

EzioAs said:
Yeah it looks good. I'll tell you this, you won't see any difference with an i7-37700K over an i5-3570K in gaming but if you really don't mind paying the extra $40, I see no problem.

The motherboard, video card (for Nvidia cards, MSI or EVGA are my first choice) and case is good (although not my preference case). Nothing you really need to worry about.


Well my other cases choices are the Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced and NZXT Phantom 410. Which of the three would you suggest?
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February 1, 2013 1:52:11 PM

Well, I would say none of them since case is a subjective thing. I would rather pick the Cooler Master HAF XM
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