First Build, will it work


i'm going to be doing my first build need someone to make sure the parts will all work together and any recomendations or alterations. If i can get some more money i will get a cooler master hyper 212 plus and some good quality fans. I have a maximum budget of £950 or about $1450.

Here are the parts:

  • Intel core i5 3570k
  • Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz
  • ASRock z77 extreme4
  • Asus Radeon HD 7950 DirectCU II
  • Kingston Hyperx 3K 120gb
  • WD 1TB Blue
  • Samsung SH-224BB
  • Corsair cx750w
  • Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus


I'd recommend dropping the amd card for an nvidia card but yes it will work.

Why would he get rid the AMD card? What's wrong with AMD's GPUs? And it's even coming from ASUS! 


There is nothing wrong with an amd card, they eaven better compaired to the GTX-6xx series...

further i would chance the ramms to G-skill Ares 2x4GB 1866mhz ,those are low profile, you go with an aftermarket bigger cpu cooler, so i highly recommend those g-skill ares, cause they are low profile, means that they dont have a large heat spreader on them.

Further The psu is not that great i would chance that to a XFX 650W 80+bronze or better. i will make a list in a minute.

option1: Intel i5 3570k

option2: Intel i5 4670K hasswell.

option3: AMD FX8350

 good luck choosing Grtz Angel ☺

Actually if you look at benchmarks the 6xx series is pretty much the same as AMD it just depends on if you compare the 660 and a 7850 or a 680 FTW and a 7970 ghz. It just depends on the 2 cards you compare for one price range AMD wins for the other NVIDIA wins. As well as there have been quiet a few tests that show that AMD cards frames fluctuate more then NVIDIA even without adaptive VSYNC so there's that as well. These are facts if a better for the money AMD card is out there and unlike me you don't do video and photo stuff so cuda doesn't matter for you go for AMD, but for me NVIDIA 6xx and 7xx series look really nice.

i'm going to go with MisteryAngel 's option 1 and keep the amd card.


i wish you good luck on it, and ofc happy building

grtz Angel ☺

The AMD cards win on price point which is generally what matters. The frame time and frame fluctuation things are bull. If you look on most trusted PC hardware websites then you'd know that this only happens with frame rating in crossfire and happened/s for both Nvidia and AMD cards and has for the most part been solved with driver updates. This was way exaggerated by fanboys and rumours and false information given out to people.