1200$ PC Build

Hi everyone, so I'm planning my first PC build and would like a little help. 

I plan to use the PC for gaming and use of light applications and general browsing. I have chosen the parts already and would like some advice on whether they are all compatible with each other and also your opinion on the parts I have chosen and whether I should change them or not.

All replys will be much appreciated. Thank you. 


Additional Info:

I do plan to overclock in the future will that possible with the motherboard I have chosen? I will add an after market CPU cooler when I decide to overclock.  

I plan to add another 8GB of ram and also maybe another HDD/SSD if needed in the future.

Just my input:

$100 is way to much for 8GB of RAM.  I know prices are rising but that is just too much.  Get "http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460" this and save yourself a couple of dollars.  

The GPU is fine but if you are going to overclock it as much as possible "http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775 this  would be a better option.  Gigabyte uses reference PCBs whereas Asus makes their own which is more geared towards overclocking.  

The case is great but trust me, forking up a couple of dollars for the windowed version is definitely worth it.  I've used it once and it looks really nice!

I would change the PSU to something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005 this the cx series of power supplies have had some issues.  They used cheap capacitors on them.  And 750w is a bit too much.  Even 650w is too much but it gives a nice headroom. The TX series is more reliable and will last longer under full load.

Don't get that RAM, for the same price you could get 16GB of RAM

Thanks for the advice. 

I'll be sure to change the RAM, PSU, and the Graphics card.

I would really like the windowed version of the fractal design define r4 but I'm from the UK you see and they are really difficult to get hold of over here. 

PS. Would it be possible to message you once I have changed the build around a bit, you seem to know your stuff.


I would really recommend getting the AMD FX 8320, since it has came down in price so much, that the price/performance ratio is just unbelievable. With the Mobo i chose, and the corsair H60, you could overclock the hell out of that CPU, and get the same performance you would get with the i5, and pay 100$ less.+ you would get 8 cores compared to 4 with the i5, and since games are gona be utilizing more than 4 cores pretty soon, it would be a lot faster in games, than the i5.

Also, if you could wait to mid january, you should be looking at the Asus R9 280X DCII GPU. It is lightyears faster than the GTX 760, and you could overclock it very easily for even more power. You could max out almost every game on the marget atm with the 280X, and the 3 GB frame buffer will help you in the future, since games are starting to use more than 2 GB of VRAM. But if you can't wait, a GTX 770 would be a good choice, but you might want to spend a littlebit extra cas, to get a 4 GB model of it, just to be a bit more future proof.

also, you might want to consider putting a pushpull config with that H60 to get the maximum performance out of it. I put 2 nice quality corsair SP series fans for it alrdy in the build. And remember to use that aftermarket thermal paste, even tho the H60 has some nice one alrdy in it, but i would still use the artic silver 5, since it could drop the temps almost by 20 degrees C

Here is what i would buy http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2s7Dx

hope if i helped you, and have fun time building, and enjoying the new rig :)

Sure you can message me.