First Build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: March 4, 2013 12:22 AM in Systems Share jkim3464 March 3, 2013 5:13:30 PM Hey guys, I'm new here. I've been lurking around for sometime and decided to finally come aboard. Here's my first build, let me know what you guys think. Thanks! I ended up paying little under $1000 for everything plus a monitor. I got the video card for $290, so that helped a bunch. I've also overclocked it to 4.4ghz @ 1.21 volts, haven't had any instability when testing with Prime95. Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 8GB Memory Modules) Toshiba 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive DT01ACA100 MSI R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC AMD Radeon HD 7970 Overclocked 3072MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card OCZ Technology Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 120GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZ Technology 700 Watt GameXStream Power Supply Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow ATX Mid-Tower Lite-ON 24X SATA DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler More about : build jkim3464 March 3, 2013 7:48:33 PM Can a brother get some feedback? m 0 l tiny voices March 3, 2013 8:44:21 PM The PSU isn't the best. Would have been better to get an Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic. The SSD is a bit old. Its a very solid build. I like it. m 0 l Related resources Compatibility check First PC build - Forum First Pc Build - Forum $1300-1400 First Gaming Build from a Brazilian - Forum First pc build (Mini ITX, would like criticism) - Forum Opinions on my First Self Made Computer Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer realchaos March 3, 2013 8:57:08 PM Really good build for the money. i5, z77, ssd, monitor, 7970 all for under $1000, I don't think I can beat that m 0 l jkim3464 March 3, 2013 8:59:31 PM Thanks guys. I researched for a bit before making the final decision. Some of the stuff is refurb or used, but they are just as good as new. m 0 l Mousemonkey March 4, 2013 12:22:05 AM jkim3464 said:Can a brother get some feedback? Don't... Bump posts http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst build, a few questions, all help welcomed! Forum SolvedGood components for my first build? Forum SolvedFirst pc build on budget Forum SolvedYour expert opinion on my first gaming build Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Rig build Forum SolvedIs this a good first build? Forum SolvedNeed help with first build. Forum SolvedPlease help with first gaming pc build. Forum SolvedFirst gaming build. All help and criticism appreciated Forum Solvedfirst gaming pc build for £750 Forum SolvedPC Build for first gaming PC Forum SolvedFirst time gaming build advice? Forum SolvedFirst Gaming/Game Development Build - $1700 Forum SolvedLooking for a good tower for my first build Forum SolvedNeed opinions on my first build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !