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  • Started 1 year ago by omgitzrj
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omgitzrj
Posts: 4

I'm 15 willing to spend about $1000 on building my own gaming pc. For the past week I've done a lot of research and picked the specs I liked:
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
Graphics Card: Sapphire HD 7850 2GB
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+

I'm switching from console to pc and am a complete noob when it comes to pc so any criticism will be greatly appreciated (first build). I'm really looking to know if everything here is compatible and good. I've checked amazon on current prices and for Nov. 9, 2012 my total build is $991. Thank you.

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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You have a Second Generation Sandy Bridge Motherboard matched with a Third Generation Ivy Bridge Processor.

You need to specify ALL Third Generation Ivy Bridge (Z77X) Components.

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UT.....ia8yyuh0_e

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=.....therboards

Posted 1 year ago
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omgitzrj
Posts: 4

Would this motherboard fix the problem?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ.....B007R21K9E

Posted 1 year ago
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NewPC
Posts: 2

that should be compatible, the z77 series does support 3rd generation

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afuhnk
afuhnk
Posts: 309

I'd get a bigger SSD.
I used to have a 60Gb SSD but for some games (BF3, to name one) I wanted them to be installed on the SSD instead of the 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) HDD.
Being first to spawn after the map finishes loading is always fun ;)
I switched to a 120Gb and I'm happy.

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MrCmonkeeDo
Posts: 8

Consider upping power supply. OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W will work pretty hard with a 2Gb graphics card.

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