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  • Would this build work?

    For the first time ever I am building a pc myself. The problem is that I am the biggest noob possible when it comes to computers (both hardware and software). Therefore I decided to post my current progress in here so I could get some advice from the specialists on this site.

    From all the sources I could find so far I have come to this build:

    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013

    Mousepad: SteelSeries QcK+

    GPU: MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC (GTX 660 Ti)

    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K

    MoBo: ASRock Z77 Pro4

    Case: Corsair Carbide 200R

    RAM: Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit (8 GB)

    Optic Drive: LG GH24NS70 + Sharkoon SATA Cable

    PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W (600 W)

    SSD: OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G (120 GB)

    HDD: Seagate ST31000524AS (1 TB)

    To save money, I am going to use an old keyboard and Windows 7.

    Please check my set-up and if you find anything that would be an issue please post.

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Looks good to me. You don't need that SATA cable. The motherboard will come with SATA cables bundled in.

    I'm not sure where you're buying the parts from, but for the PSU the Corsair TX650 is the same price as the ModXStream right now and it's a better power supply. Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i3, i5, i7 and platforms - TX650: Electronics

    For the mobo, there's a $15 rebate going on for the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H, which makes it $123 after rebate, which is about $14 more. It's a much better board than the Pro4. I'd recommend going that route, but it's your call. Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/HDMI, DVI Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-D3H: Computers & Accessories

    Also if you can stretch it, I'd go with the OCZ Vector over the Vertex 3. It's got much better reliability testing and a 5 year warranty as opposed to the Vertex 3. It's also based on OCZ's new Barefoot 3 controller, which is extremely fast in all cases both incompressible and in compressible data. OCZ Technology 128GB Vector Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 7 mm Height 2.5-Inch SSD with 95K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty- VTR1-25SAT3-128G: Electronics


    • #3
      Thank you very much, I appreciate this advice alot! :]


      • #4
        Buy a 7870 XT instead of the 660 Ti. It's cheaper and faster.