Hey everyone. I have been looking around on these forums for some time just trying to expand my knowledge of computer parts. This is the first time i've ever built a gaming computer and i'm still kind of stumped on what certain things to get that would work with my overall build. The CPU and GPU were already expensive.. I thought I had a budget but i'm trying to build something really well/powerful but won't destroy my wallet. I'm planning on playing pretty much any game on this and recieve amazing frame rates and be able to play on medium - very high settings. This is what I got so far, also I don't want to overclock anything. I was wondering if some people could give me tips and ideas on what of the missing pieces I have that would go well with what I already have. Please and Thank you!
CPU - Intel Core i7 3770K
Motherboard - Not sure yet. I want something which has wifi in there that can work well with the CPU and is great for gaming.
Memory - ?
GPU - MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition
Case - Corsiar Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM
Optical Drive - OEM DVD Drive
PSU - ?
CPU Cooler - ?
Since i'm a college student working at walmart I usually just buy one part every paycheck and usually spend it all on the parts... I guess no budget but nothing too ridiculous either, you know?
Amazon.com: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K: Computers & Accessories
Otherwise, here's some recommendations for the parts you still need to fill in.... Ebombzor's recommendations are great as well.
Amazon.com: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA1155 CrossFireX/SLI Dual Lan Dual UEFI BIOS with Bluetooth 4.0/Wi-Fi Expansion Card GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WiFi: Computers & Accessories
Amazon.com: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
Amazon.com: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i3, i5, i7 and platforms - TX650: Electronics
Amazon.com: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1): Electronics
Production: ASRock Z68 Professional B3 | Intel Core i7 2600k | 16gb Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 1600MHz | MSI Radeon HD6970 | CM Silent Gold Pro 800w | Cooler Master HAF X
You should include an SSD with your build. Samsung 840 Pro, OCZ Vector, Neutron GTX, are all good choices. Go with a Rosewill Capstone 450w or the 450-m for the PSU, and get a Noctua NH-D14 for the cooler.
I got the i7 3770k just incase if down the road I wanted to make videos for fun. When it comes to the memory should I buy a couple more than 1 of the corsair vengeance or is just 1 suitable for most high end games? Same with the cooler, should I buy just 1 or multiple coolers? Also may I ask what is the SSD and it's usage?
One kit if 2x4GB RAM is more than enough for gaming. I would recommend you going with the Samsung RAM, it's one hell of an overclocker. Got mine running 1866 9-9-9-24 @1.35v, you could easily get to 2133 10-10-10-27 @1.5v
You don't need more than one CPU cooler. SSD is a new kind of hard drive and it is light years ahead of the HDD in terms of speed. The downside to it is that SSDs don't have a lot of storage space, but IMO 256GB is enough for your whole Steam library.