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This is the build I am planning on doing. I will mainly be using the computer for gaming, I do plan on doing an OC of the cpu. Any suggestions would be great as this is my first time building a computer.

seasonic x750 modular psu 99$

corsair 500r 99$

ecs z77h2ax motherboard 220$

core i7 3770k 105$

sapphire radeon 7950 gpu 290$x2

g.skill ripjaws x 1600 ddr3 32gb ram 105$

ocz agility 4 256gb ssd 135$

seagate baracuda 1tb hhd 50$


havent decided on cooling system, cd drive, monitor, mouse, or keyboard.

please let me know if any of these arent worth what im paying for them and if you have a recommendation as to what i should get instead.
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8GB of memory is more than enough for gaming.

A 550/600W PSU would be fine for this build.

An i5 is fine for games also, i7 will give no benefits.

I would choose the Vertex 4 instead of the Agility which has asynchronous NAND.

The HDD you chose is an old model with 2 platters.
I would rather choosze the new single-platter drive from WD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
Or the newest Seagate with 1TB platter also:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

Good cooling is the Enermax T40 TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214023
Or something like the Thermalright Silver Arrow if you want an high-end one.

Dell U2312HM, my monitor of choice. Reference in IPS category.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260055
Has a glossy screen.

Logitech G400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104577
This or the Deathadder are usually the most recommended.

Why going ECS for the motherboard ?
It is not really a major brand and this one looks to be overpriced...
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I chose ecs because I wanted dual x16 pice lanes.
Though I think just a p8z77-v would be plenty good.

I'm going with the 3770k because it is only 105$ from intel retail edge.

I probably will send back the 32gb of ram I bought n just get 8gb but I liked the sale

I may have linked the wrong hdd, it should be the newer one.

For the ssd the agility is on sale for a lot less right now. Close to .50$ per gb
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Originally Posted by crazymonkey88 View Post

I chose ecs because I wanted dual x16 pice lanes.
Though I think just a p8z77-v would be plenty good.
I'm going with the 3770k because it is only 105$ from intel retail edge.
I probably will send back the 32gb of ram I bought n just get 8gb but I liked the sale
I may have linked the wrong hdd, it should be the newer one.
For the ssd the agility is on sale for a lot less right now. Close to .50$ per gb

I don't trust a 3770k that's 105, don' get it. The only point in getting an i7 is for editing, rendering, 3D modeling, etc.
32GB is a waste of money, wasted ram = wasted money. Send it back, and get 8GB.

Guessing you've got around a 1,500 budget? Go with this. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oChC

You can add your own case, etc.
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^ A $105 3770k is a 3770k, don't see what you are trying to say here...
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post #6 of 6
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It's through Intel retail edge holiday deal. Nothing sketch about it
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