Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Building a gaming PC - Need some help

Last response: in Systems
Share
July 3, 2013 7:11:29 AM

So I've been sniffing around trying to find the best hardware for my new PC I'll be getting and decided to build it on my own. After five years of using the GeForce 9400 I became pretty rusty and lets say, I'm not up to date.

I'm looking to get something that'll last for at least three-four years, and be able to run modern-future games on at least 30 FPS.
This is what I built:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4Ghz 6MB L3 Cache s1155 - Tray
GPU: Asus GTX770 2GB GDDR5 DX11 2xDVI HDMI DP PCI-E GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5

Motherboard: Asus P8H61-I R2.0 LGA1155 Core i3/i5/i7, Intel H61, DDR3 1333, PCI-E, VGA, DVI, HDMI

RAM: G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3 2400Mhz Ripjaws Z Edition Dual Channel CL10-12-12-31

SSD: Intel 120GB SSD 525 Series mSata III

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA III WD1002FAEX
Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-E
Cooler: Arctic Freezer 13
Power Supply: Corsair TX 650W V2 Active PFC 14cm Fan

aaand the scrap of metal everything will be inside: Corsair 400R Carbide Mid-Tower Case (No PSU)


Is this fit for a gaming PC?

P.S: Sorry for any noobishness, as I said I'm pretty new to this stuff :p 

More about : building gaming

a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 8:33:47 AM

CPU : Go for the newer socket LGA 1150 i5 4670K CPU
Motherboard : H61 is crap for the i5. For socket LGA 1150 go for Z87 or H87 if you want to save money.
If you want to stick to the Ivy Bridge then get a Z77 or H77 if you are on budget.

GPU : That thing is awesome!

SSD : You mentioned the GPU in place of SSD :D 

Rest everything is just fine. It would do.
July 3, 2013 9:45:38 AM

My bad with the SSD ha, fixed it

Also I'm thinking about going with 4GB instead of 2 regarding the GPU, any opinions?

Edit: Seems like only the normal i5 and Haswell is in stock
Related resources
a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 10:08:43 AM

I believe the RAM is incompatible with the Haswell as haswell's recommended RAM should not be above 1.5V but this ram looks like the one above 1.5V and it might underclock it, so better get any cheap 1600Mhz 1.5V RAM.

And go for atleast 8Gb as 4Gb with that much power is just foolishness. Atleast 8GB for that rig is must.

And every other thing is good, if you can get it, then go and get it. I do not find anything else to be a problem. And this is a beast gaming rig.

Just curious, how much is this build costing?
July 3, 2013 10:46:27 AM

By 4GB I meant the GPU, instead of 2GB, not the RAM
Will the normal i5 CPU fit with the RAM? I don't want to risk it and then go through the trouble of replacing it

It's around 2000 USD, actually not willing to pay more than that
a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 11:17:23 AM

For around 200 dollars less than the 2000 dollars you can build a beast gaming PC which can play any today's game at ultra like butter.
Here are the specs. All the parts are from newegg. If you can really spend that much on a PC then get this one instead.

It has the latest i7 processor, The latest Nvidia 780, 16GB RAM, 80 plus platinum Power Supply and what not..

If you have the money i do not see any reason for not going for the build that i am suggesting. Please go for this, this is like 2x the more powerful than what you were going to buy and that too for 250 dollars cheaper than what you are willing to pay.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data S510 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($673.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1765.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 14:15 EDT-0400)
July 3, 2013 11:48:32 AM

I'd rather get the i5, i7 has a feature that doesn't support most games and gives out errors.
They ship to Israel? I moved there for now.
a b 4 Gaming
July 4, 2013 3:41:06 AM

Michael97 said:
I'd rather get the i5, i7 has a feature that doesn't support most games and gives out errors.
They ship to Israel? I moved there for now.


Completely wrong, i7 can do anything the i5 can and it can do the same thing even better.

And they do not ship to Israel, that is why i planned the build leaving 300 dollars unused. You can find the same parts in Israel for about 2000 dollars. Try to find them in some online stores, i am sure you would come up with the same thing for about 2000 dollars becasue of some extra added taxes and all..

Just search for the same stuff on the Israel online stores for the same parts. Go for another RAM if this isn't available and tell me what you have got.
July 4, 2013 4:06:52 AM

Alright, thank you. I'd still rather go for the i5 since the prices are pretty different between i5 and i7, and put the saved money into RAM
a b 4 Gaming
July 4, 2013 6:16:31 AM

Michael97 said:
Alright, thank you. I'd still rather go for the i5 since the prices are pretty different between i5 and i7, and put the saved money into RAM


Of course, you can, it is your choice. If you felt that my answer helped you can help me by selecting it as the best answer. It will help me with the rankings in the forums. :) 
July 4, 2013 6:29:08 AM

Arr.. how do I do that? Can't seem to find the button for it
a b 4 Gaming
July 4, 2013 7:38:28 AM

Michael97 said:
Arr.. how do I do that? Can't seem to find the button for it


To select as the best answer, just go to the post you want to select as the best solution and click the button as shown in this pic below.

The pic has gone through bad editing, but you get the idea..

July 4, 2013 7:48:45 AM

Ah, that explains it, I made this thread a discussion and not a solution required thread, sorry I guess
a b 4 Gaming
July 4, 2013 10:00:32 AM

Michael97 said:
Ah, that explains it, I made this thread a discussion and not a solution required thread, sorry I guess


Can you change the thread from Discussion to Solution in any way? Please!!
I know i might sound stupid but i really want the gaming badge.

:( 
July 4, 2013 10:11:36 AM

I've been trying for a while to get it changed but it just seems like that particular changing option is bugged :/ 
a b 4 Gaming
July 4, 2013 10:18:01 AM

Michael97 said:
I've been trying for a while to get it changed but it just seems like that particular changing option is bugged :/ 


Okay, let it be, i will help more people, someone might like my answer. It is my hobby to kill time here at TomsHardware Forums, you know..

Anyways, it was good talking to you. Now go and enjoy your rig. :) 
Happy PC Building :) 
!