Thread: First Build Advice
07-04-2012, 08:17 AM #1
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- Jul 2012
First Build Advice
These are all of the parts I've picked out for it. Just wanting to make sure that they're all compatible together and that I haven't overlooked something else that I should be getting. Also, is there any area where I'm going overboard and can cut back, or any where I should go up?
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model 1260i
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
07-04-2012, 04:46 PM #2
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- Feb 2012
looks good to me.
Though you have a 750W psu - which suggests that you are looking for a potential future upgrade - but your current mobo dosen't seem to support SLI?
now shop around for better prices:
07-10-2012, 04:11 PM #3
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- Mar 2012
Looks good... but you really don't need a 750W PSU for your rig.
If you are looking to cut back the cost maybe downgrade the PSU a little?
I mean, you won't even be using 750W with your rig, but if you want to keep the PSU there's nothing wrong with having an overly zealous PSU.
07-11-2012, 06:17 PM #4
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- Jun 2012
Antec case $50 Half the price. Just need to buy a fan for the front ($10 got me an Antec 120mm with a wired 3 speed switch that I don't mind hanging out the bottom of the front). I didn't bother with a side fan or a bottom fan as it doesn't get hot enough. Maybe later if I decide to OC. I also liked the painted interior.
MSI motherboard $150 a little more but it's a wash if you go with the cheaper case and it has a second PCIe 3.0, easy OC abilities to go along with your unlocked CPU. Maybe you decide down the line you want to get a second GTX 670? Look into the slot setups carefully and the speeds and compatibility first.
The PSU wattage is higher than necessary but nothing wrong with that, especially at ~$110. I splurged for a Corsair Professional Series AX650 for the modular cabling so that I could minimize cables though.
Might suggest a Corsair Force Series GT SSD over the Crucial. I don't know much about SSD's but the Crucial's write speed is really lacking compared. I was apprehensive about getting one because of quality and durability issues with SSD's but after looking around, it seems the Corsair was a decent choice.
CPU cooler? Planning on using the stock?