Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Building my first gaming pc. Does this parts list look ok?

Last response: in Systems
January 9, 2014 11:28:11 AM

Looking for any feedback about this list of parts for my first gaming pc. Looking for things like compatibility etc.

The case: NZXT Tempest 210

The power supply: Corsair Builder Series CX500 500W Power Supply

The motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3
LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard

The memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 RAM

The storage: Western Digital 7200RPM 1TB SATA III Hard Drive -

The graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7770/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650

The optical drive: Lite-On 24x CD/DVD Burner

The CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core

Thanks! Also taking suggestions for any better parts around this price range.

Edit: my price range is around $650
a b 4 Gaming
January 9, 2014 11:30:37 AM

Link please.

Edit: Thank you for the update.

Edit 2: What is your budget?
a b 4 Gaming
January 9, 2014 11:47:21 AM

Just noticed you have an amd cpu with intel motherboard.

New compatible build for 600 usd.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Leggara Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $629.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-09 14:47 EST-0500)
Related resources
January 9, 2014 11:51:05 AM

Thank you so much combine1237!
a b 4 Gaming
January 9, 2014 12:00:06 PM

There are some possible upgrades, or changes that could be made based upon your needs and budget still though.