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Building my first gaming PC

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February 16, 2013 11:08:30 PM

My brother built me like a upper mid range pc like 5 years ago. I'm going to try to give it a go myself this time. My budget will be around 1300-1600, planning to purchase sometime this week or next week. I won't be buying a monitor, PSU, or OS as I already have those. (PSU is a corsair 750w) Planning to buy the parts from Newegg/Amazon whatever is cheaper. Would appreciate the feedback about the parts I chose. Thank you!

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Intel BOXDZ77GA70K LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M2A1600C10

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

edit:thx for the reply. i'll definitely also put the radeon into consideration. I've also been thinking if I should use a 3rd party heatsink for the CPU instead of the one that comes with it. or should the factory heatsink should be enough?

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February 17, 2013 1:46:30 AM

What are you building this for. If you are doing this for gaming there are a few things you may want to make. First of all get a 3570K a 3770K is too much for basic gaming. It's only worth it if you are doing video editing or major Adobe stuff. Also get a ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 MB. Intel mb are ok but that is better. Also 16 gb is too much ram 8 gb is fine. I would also suggest a cpu cooler. A good one is a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo is good.
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