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February 11, 2013 11:14:28 AM

Hello. I am trying to make a Gaming rig here (Not so Gaming as in Extreme Gaming) and i would like to ask the community about this computer i am going to build:

CPU: Intel i7 3770K 3.50 - 3.90GHz LGA 1155 (Unlocked and Unleashed)
Mobo: MSI Z77 MPOWER
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz x2 (So it totals me about 8GB RAM)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 6GB/s 7200RPM w/64MB Cache
SSD: Sandisk 60GB Extreme SDSSDX-060G (For Boot Drive)
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Turbo Edition
Case: Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker Full-Tower Case
Fans: 2x Cougar Vortex PWM (CF-V12HP)
PSU: Unsure yet (One reason why i need advice)
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 670 (MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC Power Edition)/ Nvidia GTX 680 (MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC)

I'm just asking if these parts are ideal or if this is probably a bad mixture of parts. I just need advice on it and I'd be glad to take any suggestions.
BTW don't give me the really super extremist parts as they're probably not available here and because this is actually my first build and i am from the PH so yeah. Tech here's a little behind. And i'm also asking if air cooling can handle this or if it needs to go water-cooled. Anyway like i said before all comments/suggestions welcome. And i can maybe answer all questions required.

:pt1cable:  i haz no idea what i'm doing :pt1cable: 

EDIT: I'm beginning to think about overclocking so can someone teach me?

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February 11, 2013 11:24:31 AM

Hi there
your build looks nice. For power supply go for 600-650watts...as for which brands I would recommend Asus, Antec, Corsair
go for 670 as its $100 difference and you can overclock it to perform like a stock 680
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February 11, 2013 11:42:54 AM

You say you don't want to overclock and you chose the unlocked CPU and board designed just for that (other matter is that OC result on this board is a lottery).

For gaming you won't see any advantage in 3770k. Drop it to 3570k or even a non-K model like 3470. CM Hyper 212 EVO is the optimal solution to cool both of them.

Same goes for mainboard - go with AsRock Z77 Extreme4 or with something from Gigabyte Z77 UD series - they have more than enough capability for casual OC. Again, if you are not going to overclock drop the Z77 board to one based on H77 or even B75 chipset.

For the RAM, better choice would be two 4GB modules instead of 4x2GB. Make sure they run at 1.5V or lower.

Saved money invest in HD7970 from Sapphire, maybe even the GHz Vapor-X model.

As said above 600-650W PSU is a way to go. XFX, Seasonic, Corsair.
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February 11, 2013 11:51:14 AM

Yeah, i know the parts i chose are for Overclocking but, i'm a newb. So a tutorial could help.
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February 13, 2013 10:10:40 AM

Best answer selected by Jack_64.
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