First Custom Gaming PC Need Your Opinions
Hey guys, im thinking about building a gaming pc and would like some replies to my build. I would like to play most games that come out on max or close to max settings.
Here it is:
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
PowerColor AX7950 3GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 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 DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
Total Cost - About 1000$
Thanks in advance to anyone who responds.
Last edited by ViZxR3zolve; 2012-06-06 at
I'd change the OCZ vertex 3 SSD to a Crucial M4, Intel 510/520 or Samsung 830, otherwise it looks pretty good.
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Will do you fine.. not sure on the HDD though
Oh yeah, Western Digital Caviar Black for the HDD.
Yep thats what I was thinking.. Seagate is nice.. but it has always reminded me off the cheapy crap brand.. like a PC world computer (Crap pc retailer in the UK lol )
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in my opinion you have put a decent bit of money in places that you could take a step down which would allow you to put more money into a better GPU which currently looks like your bottleneck. Unless you plan to use the Z77 chipset to its fullest potential in tandem with your i5 3570k you could drop to a i5 2500k (which is still considered a tank of a gaming processor) and go with a z68 MOBO. for example heres marest's sample build for about 1k US.
MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 – $121.99
CPU: Intel i5 2500k – $204.99
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz 2x4GB – $47.99
GPU: MSI Radeon 7950 – $399.99
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB – $109.99
PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W – $69.99
Heatsink: CM Hyper 212+ – $29.99 Review
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout – $79.99
Estimated Total Price – $1065
courtesy: Marest's Sample Builds