Hello, Im a first time pc builder though i know a far amount about pc's in general. Im trying to build a pretty nice pc but i dont know what parts to get for some of the things i need. im using it for gaming, music, and a lot of youtube stuff. i mainly want it to have good graphics, be fast, and be relatively quiet. i also want to use water-cooling. this is my build:
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k
Motherboard:Asus maximus v extreme
Storage (Hard Drive):WD 2tb black
Video Card iamond AMD Radeon HD 7970
Case: nxzt phantom
Optical Drives: lg blu ray burner
Hi, can you please tell us your budget for this build? Also, what I can tell you is that you may want Corsair's H100 (Not the H100i) water cooler, you may want to save money and go with the Sabertooth Z77, it still is a great motherboard. Try Corsair Vengance 1600 MHz memory (You want 8-16 GB), for an SSD, try an OCZ vector 128 GB (OS drive for fast bootups) or a Samsung 840 Series Pro. For the video card, you generally want Nvidia for Intel CPU's and AMD for AMD Processors. You may want to try this video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . Here's the parts/price list of what I recommend: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TYc8 (NOTE: Only the processor is liquid cooled.) If you want liquid cooling blocks, I recommend using the Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX, it has 3/8" barb fittings, use water blocks from sites such as Bitspower or Ekwb. Also, the power supply is 150 W more than whats needed, for future upgrades. Hope this helps . Nuclear101
If you want to take advantage of that CPU on overclock i Highly Recommend Corsair H100i, its one of the best Watercoolers around, as for memory my friend i ask you to consider Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz 16GBs (2x8gb) or Kingston HyperX Beast same 16gbs and 1866Mhz.
And on you SSD i recommend Samsung 840 Pro Series or Corsair Force GT Series i have expirience with both of them and i can say they are one the best ( my opinion ).
And finally for you PSU i can tell you to get one of hte following brands: Antec, Seasonic and Corsair which in my opinion and many other's are the best brands around for PSU's for exampe the Corsair TX850M or TX750M, as for Antec the following ones the HCP-750 and HCP-850 and finally on Seasonic the X Series where there are also 750 and 850w.