Need tips about my gaming template
yan2099's Completed Build - Intel i7-3770, EVGA GeForce GTX 480, Cooler Master HAF 912 - PCPartPicker what do you guys think? its about around 1000$ I plan on using the SSD for windows and some single player games and I don't plan on overclocking. Is there anything I should switch for something else?
Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Micro ATX LGA1155
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SSD
EVGA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB
Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower
OCZ 700W ATX12V / EPS12V
You picked a pretty big case but a MicroATX board, go with a standard ATX board.
Also if your getting a Ivy Bridge processor get a z77 chipset motherboard as well.
No need for a micro ATX board in that case and go with z77 chipset motherboard like mentioned.
Is a $300 processor really necessary? What do you need it for? Honestly. Ask yourself a lot of questions. Why do I need an ivy bridge i7? Would a $200 i5-3570 be okay instead?
Is it worth $200 for a discrete GPU when you don't seem to be doing any intensive gaming and the i7 you want comes with the 4000 graphics and may be enough? What games are you planning on playing?
Do you really need a 700W power supply? With an ivy bridge processor and one high end graphics card like a GTX 6xx series, 600W from a good quality power supply is enough.
Do you really need the $100 case? You can spend half as much.
Why the "Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower"?
It seems to be the most popular tower on this forum: and I have no idea why everyone seems to want it. Does coolermaster have some crazy PR that I'm not aware of? Like TV ads? (I don't have TV :/)
It had a bunch of reviews and good rating and a pretty low price for what it offered. Also it doesn't look that bad for the price.
For the $100 I got the Lian Li PCK62, best case I've had.