My First Rig...Please look over and tell me what you think

Case: Antec 300
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard
Storage: WD Blue 750 GB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache
Ram: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory
Optical Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive
CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
PSU:CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Videocard: ?
SSD: ?

again first build so dont make me feel like a noob =).....also recommendation on a video card and a SSD would be greatly appreciated, I play WoW and would like to atleast run on high and ultra if the price isnt crazy

Budget: 250-275 (for GPU an SSD)
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  1. whats ur full budget?
  2. well i have the case, mobo, hdd, optical drive, and psu already, so around 550 to 600


    Don't...

    Bump posts


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

    Forget about ssd. Add that later. Get yourself a nice fast gpu like the 7950

    or if you prefer nvida

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127697

    However if your only playing WoW really any decent gpu will easily max that

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045

    ssd and 7850 come in your budget

    However id rather get a 7950 which is much faster graphic card
  4. it will mostly be WoW unless some thing catches my eye on Steam but what would you sau to this.....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125446
  5. Id say get this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004

    do the rebate and get it for $174 its the same price and faster

    Here is some WoW benchmarks it shows the 7850 and 650ti

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-benchmark-gk106,3318-12.html
  6. Or for $194 with rebate you can get a

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270

    gtx 660 Which will ultra WoW perfectly and play any other games just fine
  7. Yeah drop the SSD. Just get yourself a nice video card like any of the ones listed above.
  8. stantheman123 said:
    Or for $194 with rebate you can get a

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500270

    gtx 660 Which will ultra WoW perfectly and play any other games just fine



    Thank you very much im liking the zotac very much my only concern is it doesnt fit my color scheme...well that cant be a deal breaker....anything nice in blue and black lol
  9. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AUP2
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AUP2/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AUP2/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($242.76 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Other: NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller
    Total: $611.72
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 19:41 EST-0500)
  10. If you're mostly playing WoW, you want the SSD - install WoW to it and loading screens will go by so fast you won't be able to read them.
  11. stantheman123 said:



    out of these 2 which is the better card? i really like the $199 and also how does the rest of my build fair?
  12. The $199 is better has dual fans however the single fan one is a better brand. However both brands a decent. The rest of your build is very good

    You got yourself a i5 cx 600w Everything is perfect. Gtx 660+i5 will play games easily

    You said you have a budget of around $270. This gpu is $199

    Theres also the amd 7870 for $214

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605

    Choose between the gtx 660 $199 and the 7870 $214 The 7870 is a faster. Id take it for $14 more.

    However really The 7870 is $14 more and faster. But it depends whether you prefer amd or nvidia take your pick. Both are great cards
  13. the build i made will run best.

    the 7870xt is close to 7950 performance.
  14. iceclock said:
    the build i made will run best.

    the 7870xt is close to 7950 performance.


    I would love to throw the extra 50 bucks out there for that gpu but im workin with a limited budget and would really like an SSD aswell...but what would be the difference in the i5-3450 and the i5-3570k?
  15. Then get the gtx 660 $199
    and this ssd
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

    The diffrence between a i5 3570k and a i 3450 is that you can overclock the I5 3570k
    the K means unlocked. Will you overclock? if not just get the i5 3450
  16. stantheman123 said:
    Then get the gtx 660 $199
    and this ssd
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

    The diffrence between a i5 3570k and a i 3450 is that you can overclock the I5 3570k
    the K means unlocked. Will you overclock? if not just get the i5 3450


    i dont think ill ever need to overclock the only thing i see it doing is givin a lil umph and i think my build now will suffice for what i need to do...really appreciate the recommendations im pretty set on the gtx 660 and i was looking at that same ssd except its the pro series for an extra 40 bucks
  17. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWbe
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWbe/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AWbe/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller ($32.99)
    Total: $561.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 22:12 EST-0500)

    that should work :D
  18. Ok so ive changed my mind about the gpu it will just take me a little longer to build but i feel its worth it....between these two cards which would you recommend?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024
    $259 ($244 after rebate)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
    $249 (no rebate)
  19. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXF3
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXF3/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AXF3/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller ($32.99)
    Total: $601.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 00:37 EST-0500)

    the 7870xt is a bit faster than the 7870 and closer to 7950 performance for less than 244$ :)
  20. jswain319 said:
    Ok so ive changed my mind about the gpu it will just take me a little longer to build but i feel its worth it....between these two cards which would you recommend?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024
    $259 ($244 after rebate)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
    $249 (no rebate)



    Gigabytes cooling is great. and it comes with bio shock and tomb raider Get that and im sure you will be happy

    7870 ghz gigabyte+i5 Now thats a gaming setup :D
  21. since the gigabyte is OC edition do i have to add any extra cooling?
  22. get the xt is faster and similar price. makes no sense to get a regular 7870 for 220$ when at 240 u get a faster version.
  23. jswain319 said:
    Case: Antec 300
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard
    Storage: WD Blue 750 GB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA III, 64 MB Cache
    Ram: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory
    Optical Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive
    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
    PSU:CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Videocard: ?
    SSD: ?

    again first build so dont make me feel like a noob =).....also recommendation on a video card and a SSD would be greatly appreciated, I play WoW and would like to atleast run on high and ultra if the price isnt crazy

    Budget: 250-275 (for GPU an SSD)
  24. Did you end up building your first gaming rip....I'm guess you found out that your budget of $600 just won't make it these days you can't buy much for $600 just a CPU and motherboard takes up the $600 with the parts you mention I'm sure you didn't bother building it you need at least $1500 up to $2000 and more if you don't have a monitor or all the small stuff you need that adds up...just wondering what you ended up with
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