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  • Started 1 year ago by Lukas
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Lukas
Posts: 1

I'm about to assemble a PC myself for the first time ever and I've been giving myself a crash-course on Hardware over the last couple of days. I've done a lot of research but I would love if I could get a second opinion before spending.

I'm trying to build a high end gaming PC. I regularly download big files and run several programs while playing.

This is the build I'm going for:

>Motherboard:

Asus p8z77-V

>CPU:

i5 3570k Ivy Bridge

>GPU:

GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB

>RAM:

Kingston, 8GB, 1600MHz, DDR3, Non-ECC, CL9

>Harddisc:

Seagate Barracuda, 1 TB, SATA 600, 7200 RPM

>SSD:

Adata SX900, 64GB SATA III, 2.5 inch Internal SSD

>Power:

Seasonic X-1250, Gold 1250 Watt

>Discdrive:

LG, DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

>Casing:

NZXT Phantom 410
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The feed-back I'm looking for is:

Is there any glaring mistakes?

Is there any part there is needlessly powerful considering the rest of the build? I would love to make the build a bit cheaper.

Is there a weak point to the build? I'd love to keep this build for about 5 years. ( I know a lot of things can change in that time)

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

You will get better answers from our experts if you provide links to the items you want to buy.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

New Intel Haswell 1150 CPUs and MBs to be released June 6, 2013.

Examples and Pictures in article below.

Read more: http://wccftech.com/asrock-sho.....z2OakaVMlk

Don't waste your hard earned money making an Out-Dated 1155 Ivy Bridge Build so close to June.

After June, you can keep your Haswell Build for may be 2 or 3 years.

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whs
Posts: 17584

The 64GB SSD may be a bit tight - especially with games. Have a look at these options and compare the specifications:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....alParent=1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820147192

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

BOTH Excellent New Model SSDs posted by <whs> !!

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Lukas, whether you build now or later, every thing will work. But I would change a few things. First I would change the graphics card to something like GeForce GTX 580 3GB because of cost. I would change the ram to 16gb (2x8gb) DDR3-1600 with a timing of 9-9-9-24. This is the default setting for Intel. You have DDR3-1600 with a timing of 9-9-9-27. It will work but you will need to change the settings in the bios. http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820233299
The HDD I would change to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6822136533
The SSD I would change to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....alParent=1
The PSU I would change to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6817151102
And I would add a add-on PCU cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6835103099

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whs
Posts: 17584

Excellent suggestions and saves some money.

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Yea, we try to give suggestions but in the end is comes down to personal preferences.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

I don't know.

If one looks at the Build Advice on this Forum, most HTG Builders give about the SAME product suggestions.

That's a Good Thing as it means we know what we're doing and don't confuse the New Builders. :)

Posted 1 year ago
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mickeyblue
Posts: 1521

hi,

What is you budget? i.e what you would like to spend as there is alot of gear that is overspecced and some gear that is just not good at all.

Raph is correct, yes Haswell is coming out soon.from preliminary tests its about 15% faster architecture than IVY-Bridge.

I still think there is nothing wrong with a i7-3770K CPU
Decent mobo, like ASUS Z77 Sabertooth
And Geforce 680 GPU instead of the overpriced Titan.
Then better RAM as ronnie said
Also, get a 256GB SSD instead of a 64GB, either OC-Z, Crucial, Intel

post a budget here, and ill spec a gaming PC for you, with added extras of watercooling and what not.

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