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Old 09-27-2012, 06:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first time building my own computer, and I am nervous about the assembly part. As for the componets, how does this config look? It is for gaming and office use.


Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core

CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM


Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155


G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333


OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" SSD

Video Card

Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB


Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower

Power Supply

XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V

Optical Drive

Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 8 (when released)

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Old 09-27-2012, 09:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome Ghost, if this is for gaming?, the i7 is overkill and not worth the cost.

Get the i5 3570k instead. Use the savings to get a sturdier power supply from Corsair or Antec.

A Corsair 750M tx would be bangin for this build.

Oh, do/are you re-using an old hard drive? If not add a 2T regular drive to the build too.

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As was already suggested, 3570k and a Corsair PSU.

Another thing I'll add is you want 1600mhz RAM and grab an eVGA 670 instead.
If you aren't overclocking that massive chunk of metal is rendered useless as well.
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