Building gaming pc for first time.

Intel Core i5-3470 Quad-Core Processor 3.2 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53470

ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

(RAM) Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX

EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1024MB GDDR5 128bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, Mini HDMI, Graphics Card (01G-P4-3650-KR) Graphics Cards 01G-P4-3650-KR

700-Watt Power Supply

OS: Window 7 H.P. 64bit

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

$800-$1000 budget
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  1. What brand is the PSU. Make sure it is reputable (Antec, XFX, Corsaiir, Seasonic) 500w is more than enough for this system.

    Get a way cheaper h77 motherboard and get a better GPU with the saved money.
  2. tiny voices said:
    What brand is the PSU. Make sure it is reputable (Antec, XFX, Corsaiir, Seasonic) 500w is more than enough for this system.

    Get a way cheaper h77 motherboard and get a better GPU with the saved money.


    agreed. as it is the cpu looks a little too good for that gpu. 3470+660 or 7950 is more like what i'd expect.
  3. tiny voices said:
    What brand is the PSU. Make sure it is reputable (Antec, XFX, Corsaiir, Seasonic) 500w is more than enough for this system.

    Get a way cheaper h77 motherboard and get a better GPU with the saved money.


    Rugnir_Viking said:
    tiny voices said:
    What brand is the PSU. Make sure it is reputable (Antec, XFX, Corsaiir, Seasonic) 500w is more than enough for this system.

    Get a way cheaper h77 motherboard and get a better GPU with the saved money.


    agreed. as it is the cpu looks a little too good for that gpu. 3470+660 or 7950 is more like what i'd expect.


    So what do you all recomend for running modern games with good graphics.
  4. Get something like an fx-6300 and a very powerful GPU. Gaming is 85% GPU and 15% CPU.
  5. tiny voices said:
    Get something like an fx-6300 and a very powerful GPU. Gaming is 85% GPU and 15% CPU.


    What is a good intel CPU since i prefer intel. And do you know any good GPU's.
  6. I will make you a build.
  7. tiny voices said:
    I will make you a build.


    Cool. Thanks!
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.56 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.45 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $822.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 20:38 EDT-0400)

    Here is a sample you can change around. It is a very solid build. You can add an SSD. Change to a 3570k + z77 motherboard if you want to overclock. Many things.
  9. tiny voices said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.56 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.45 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $822.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 20:38 EDT-0400)

    Here is a sample you can change around. It is a very solid build. You can add an SSD. Change to a 3570k + z77 motherboard if you want to overclock. Many things.


    Cool!! Thanks! And if i kept it without changing it, it would be able to play modern games?
  10. It will max most if not all modern games at 1080p no problem.
  11. tiny voices said:
    It will max most if not all modern games at 1080p no problem.


    Cool thanks man!
  12. Anytime. Always glad to be able to help!
  13. tiny voices said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.56 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.45 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $822.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 20:38 EDT-0400)

    Here is a sample you can change around. It is a very solid build. You can add an SSD. Change to a 3570k + z77 motherboard if you want to overclock. Many things.


    +1 for the build it is a good build only thing that i would consider would be a b75 MoBo as he won't ever see the difference and save him some money
  14. b75 motherboard are business class boards. Generally we like to recommend an h77 motherboard for an i5 non-overclocking build.
  15. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($302.99 @ NCIX US)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($27.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1005.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 22:44 EDT-0400)

    I would recommend getting a 600w instead of the 500w.
  16. tiny voices said:
    b75 motherboard are business class boards. Generally we like to recommend an h77 motherboard for an i5 non-overclocking build.


    only difference between a b75 and h77 would be
    1)no raid support
    2)Intel Rapid Storage Technology
    3)Intel vPro
    and i don't suppose these affect gaming so why not cut the cost without loosing anything that will affect games
  17. Would tiny voices build be able to power a triple 24" monitor setup playing games like PlanetSide2, bf3, diablo3?
  18. reme said:
    Would tiny voices build be able to power a triple 24" monitor setup playing games like PlanetSide2, bf3, diablo3?


    Yes, 3GB Vram should be good enough to run a triple-monitor setup, but 4GB or 6GB Vram would be better but expensiver.
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