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Finally done with my first gaming PC

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February 5, 2013 10:54:37 PM

Finally picked out all my parts for my first self built gamin PC. Let me know what you think and any suggestions/ changes you may have!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BIGR

should add that the hardboard + cpu combo was only 240 total because I got a combo deal at a local store.

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February 5, 2013 11:15:38 PM

you should know that the i5 3570k wont work out of the box with the board. you will need a bios update, which is not really possible without a sandy bridge chip. wouldnt waste my time like that

id get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BICe

ram
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1292

case. window version is avaliable at the same price
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75044&promoid=1292

cooler. will not work out of the box but you can email noctua and they will send you a 1155 mounting kit for free. this version has better fans and is cheaper
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64540&promoid=1292

hard drive
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1292

psu
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257
February 5, 2013 11:17:45 PM

sorry I updated it, it was actually the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard just put the wrong one in there
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February 5, 2013 11:19:23 PM

you are using a z68 board, a chipset that was designed for sandy bridge. it will definitely work with ivy bridge chips (i5 3570k) but then you need a bios update. to update the bios, you need a sandy bridge CPU to get that going. unless you have one, it would be rather pointless to get this board
February 5, 2013 11:23:01 PM

sorry updated the parts list, just picked the wrong one when adding it to the list.
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February 5, 2013 11:23:19 PM

^ as he said its easier just to get a z77 motherboard and i advice going with a seasonic powersupply over that one.The xfx core and pro seires from what I have been told are manufactured by seasonic so there just as good.personally run a pro semi modular 850w from xfx.
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February 5, 2013 11:24:45 PM

am102392 said:
sorry updated the parts list, just picked the wrong one when adding it to the list.

Other than the powersupply than,looks like a killer system.
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February 5, 2013 11:27:54 PM

I own that exact power supply and it is a fine specimen :p 
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February 5, 2013 11:29:03 PM

the PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 600W I mean, its really made by OCZ if you didn't know. All PC Power and Cooling products are.
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February 5, 2013 11:29:06 PM

if its the z77x-ud3h, go ahead and grab that combo. the rest i would go with what i picked

850w is overkill for a single card operation or a dual video card operation. the most wattage psu you should be picking up for SLI 670s is 750w. the 850w is kind of reserved for the 7970 and dual 690s
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February 5, 2013 11:29:35 PM

the MKIII is made by delta, a very reputable psu maker. not exactly seasonic, but still very good
February 5, 2013 11:31:15 PM

thanks for the advice guys!
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