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First gaming PC build

By FrankyBird04 ยท 5 replies
Dec 29, 2013
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  1. Hey guys, Im building my first gaming pc and I would appreciate if you could tell me if these pieces can hold togheter and if im missing some, like I said its my first build so I dont know if that piece is too powerfull or that other one is too weak, etc. I plan to play games like Skyrim, Battlefield 4, MMOs, etc.

    ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

    Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

    Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM

    Note: At first I had plan to use a 550W power supply but I dont know if it would be good enough or not, so please give me your opinion about it

    Thanks for helping a noob :p
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Good choices.
    Depending on the price of that TX650 I'd recommend the Rosewill Capstone 550/m or Seasonic g series 550.
    Also it'd be nice to find a kit of 1866 RAM, which you can probably find at a similar price if you're lucky and there's some sales.
    Also depending on the price you can probably get a Samsung EVO 250gb for a little cheaper.
  3. FrankyBird04

    FrankyBird04 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, thanks for the quick reply kind sir ! :p
  4. hopgop1

    hopgop1 TS Booster Posts: 167   +34

    The motherboard you chose is LGA 1150 and the CPU you chose is LGA 1155, they arn't compatible, I would either change the motherboard to the Z77 chipset version or change the CPU to an i5-4670k.
    Apart from that I would say those are good choices and as @hellokitty[hk] said 1866 RAM would be nice.
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Oh you're right :eek:!
    The z87 Gigabyte UD3H is a great choice with true 8 phase VRMs and a lot of overclocking options, at a solid price and would be my choice for a Haswell system.
  6. FrankyBird04

    FrankyBird04 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok thanks for the advice !

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