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February 8, 2013 12:36:49 AM

Hey guys, building my first PC and just want some feedback, plus I need PSU recommendations. Will be used for mostly gaming

Mobo: ASrock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 intel z77 HDMI SATA 6GB/s USB 3.0 ATX
CPU: Intel i7 3770k
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD Geforce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 X 16 HDCP
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240 pin DDR3 SRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Optical drive: ASUS Black blu-ray drive SATA model BC
HDD: western digital black WD1002FAEX 1TB 72000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s internal hard drive
SDD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal
Case: cooler master storm scout 2

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February 8, 2013 12:38:44 AM

Switch to an i5-3570k.

No difference in gaming.

Get the cheaper WD Blue but no problems with stick to black. You won't notice the difference in speed though.

SSD: The best right now is Samsung 840 Pro. M4 Crucial is still recommended as a good one.

Everything looks fine though.

Any good 500w PSU. Seasonic, XFX, Corsair.
February 8, 2013 12:44:08 AM

Looks good. Get 650W PSU of a decent brand such as Corsair, Antec etc...
If you plan on overclocking your CPU, which I assume you are since you're getting 3770K and Z77 board, get aftermarket cooler.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - very good budget air cooler
Noctua NH-D14 - best air cooler on the market, you'll need to get low profile RAM to avoid its heatsinks get in the way
Corsair H80/H80i - good 120mm closed loop watercooler
Corsair H100/H100i - slightly better performing 240mm closed loop watercooler
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February 8, 2013 12:44:35 AM

cutebeans said:
Switch to an i5-3570k.

No difference in gaming.

Get the cheaper WD Blue but no problems with stick to black. You won't notice the difference in speed though.

SSD: The best right now is Samsung 840 Pro. M4 Crucial is still recommended as a good one.

Everything looks fine though.

Any good 500w PSU. Seasonic, XFX, Corsair.



Wow, thanks for the quick response. I will look into everything you suggested. a 500W will be enough?
February 8, 2013 12:48:29 AM

Yes. A quality PSU.

Get Seasonic S12II or M12II 520w or XFX 550.

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