First gaming pc

Right, I'm 15 years old and in two weeks, I'll be ordering my parts for my very first gaming PC. I've been doing crazy amounts of research and this is what I've come up with;

Case - NZXT Phantom 810 Black and Orange

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H

CPU - Intel i5 4670k

CPU cooler - Corsair H100i

GPU - GTX 770 MSI gaming 2GB DDR3

RAM - Corsair 8GB 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 1.5V (Two sticks)

PSU - 750w Corsair Semi-Modular 80+ Bronze Single-Rail

Storage - 1TB HDD 7200 rpm 64mb cache

Storage #2 - Sandisk 128gb Read 530mb/s Write 290mb/s 80k IOPS

Drive - Samsung DVD writer/burner

I'll mainly be gaming and the occasional edit and photoshop now and then. I want this to max out games for another two years or so. I need any advice I can get as I don't want to regret anything as of now. My Dad is already pissed with the cost so if any suggestions, please keep the price low ;)


I put it in here just so I could see all the parts but I would get the asus z87 and a phantek cooler instead but Its a really good build eather way.

I wouldn't go H100i... nor would I go for an air cooler either.. Well maybe I'd go with an air cooler more so than a H100i. Maybe a H80 or something like that if you want to make your dad happy but you really want watercooling. I'm pretty sure that'll be good enough in terms of CPU cooling.

And also if you're mainly going to be doing gaming with some ocassional editing/photoshop there's no need for 16GB of RAM. I'm probably in a similar boat in terms of what I use my PC for and 8GB is more than enough for gaming, video editing, etc etc. Or maybe your ocassional editing is going to be some really hardcore editing but if not, I'd seriously consider downgrading to 8GB.

I advise you to get this and use the rest for a nice mouse pad, mouse, and games.

He wants way more power than that!


I would say go the AMD route as far as CPU. One, it saves money. Two, the price/performance is better.         Three, More games will start optimizing more cores due to the fact that consoles have 8 core CPU's now.

Rubbish. That's the same as what people were saying 7 YEARS ago when the PS3 and Xbox360 came out. Did it happen? No. Not much at least.