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Old 05-25-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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Question My first gaming comupter build

Hey,

I decided to experiment a little and sell my Macbook Pro to buy my first Windows machine. All in the name of science. I already have a display, mouse and keyboard. What I want is a good, reliable, future-proof gaming PC for about 1100€, that is 1400$, but I guess in my country things are a bit more expensive, so lets say 1300$.

I already have build something:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68MA-D2H-B3
CPU: INTEL Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz 6MB BOX LGA1155
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB (2x4GB) PC12800 DDR3
GPU: eVGA Geforce GTX670 2GB PCIe
HDD: SEAGATE ST1000DM003 1TB 7.2/64M/S600
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 25/S600
Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 370
Optical disc drive: NEC AD-7283S DVD-+RW 24x
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-600G Gaming 600W

I think everything is fine, but I am a bit unsure about motherboard, case and PSU. And what about CPU cooling? Is stock Intel CPU fan good enough?

What do you guys think?

PS: sorry if my english is bad, I am not from english speaking country.

Thanks a lot!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: My first gaming comupter build

Your English is better than some people who live over here.

As an AMD guy, I'm not too familiar with the Intel chipsets.

As for CPU cooling, the stock fan is fine for stock speeds. Since you got a chip with an unlocked multiplier, I'm guessing you want to overclock it a bit. The minimum I would go with is something like the Cooler Master Hyper 212.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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Default Re: My first gaming comupter build

I was changing build a bit, but I'm not sure if its better.

"old" build:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68MA-D2H-B3
CPU: INTEL Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz 6MB BOX LGA1155
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB (2x4GB) PC12800 DDR3
GPU: eVGA Geforce GTX670 2GB PCIe
HDD: SEAGATE ST1000DM003 1TB 7.2/64M/S600
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 25/S600
Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 370
Optical disc drive: NEC AD-7283S DVD-+RW 24x
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-600G Gaming 600W

New build:

*Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
*CPU: Intel® 3570K "Unlocked"
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB (2x4GB) PC12800 DDR3
GPU: eVGA Geforce GTX670 2GB PCIe
HDD: SEAGATE ST1000DM003 1TB 7.2/64M/S600
*No SSD
*Case: Corsair Carbide 400R
Optical disc drive: NEC AD-7283S DVD-+RW 24x
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-600G Gaming 600W

So, I changed MOBO, CPU, Case and ditched SSD.

What do you guys think?

I am still very confused about motherboards. Many people told me to go for Z77 and ATX size. What is the difference between this MOBO I picked, and one that is 80$ more expensive?? What do I have to ask myself when buying motherboard? What do I need?
And about the case, I picked this one because of the looks and I guess Corsair means quality. Mistake?
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