Is this a good GAMING build?

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001

NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case 921RB-BL

Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 240 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch

Corsair Cooling Hydro-Series All-in-One High-Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60

KingWin LZ-1000 Lazer Power Supply 1000 Watts with Universal Modular Connectors/3 Way LED Switch/80 Plus Bronze ATX 1000 Power Supply

Azio KB577U Levetron Mech5 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry Mx Switches (Black)

Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse for PC

Total rounded cost: 2222 dollars


Also are all these parts compatible and will work optimally together?

Yes but for 2200$ you could get something that is much faster than that, everything will work though.

i put this together for less than 2100

dont know much about coolers and sterf but i think its not bad if i do say so myself

I agree with your build, except for the SSD. The SSD is old, and runs through SATA 300 MB/s. Go for a Kingston HyperX 3K instead.

The i7 is nice to have though, so maybe OP wants to swap to that instead. 

Consider going with just a single 2GB 680. Unless you're running 3 monitors, it won't make much of a difference.

Remember peripherals and OS. 

yas-couldharry, youre build looks good, but you can get something faster indeed, but 1000W for a single gpu setup is a bit overkill. if you gonne run 2 680s in sli then its maybe worth it.

i would chance youre motherboard, from the Sabbertooth z77 to the msi z77 mpower (big bang) much nicer and better motherboard, and its cheaper.

@ Wadjoosay youre build looks also very nice only those 4x4 GB ram is better to switch that into 2x8 GB 1600mhz kit. cause socket 1155 doesnt support quad channel memory, so  those 4x4 is a bit use less..

Grtz Angel.


i found this:

intel 3770k

AMD FX8350

 but ofc 2 7970´s in crossfire with a 1000W  gold psu is a bit overkill, but if you realy want to spend the money into a gaming rig, then this is something realy good.

i will look also for a build with a amd setup.

The reason why i choosed for  7970 cards is just wenn it comes to pure gaming perfomance, those cards perform better then a GTX680. but 2 7970´s in crossfire is realy a bit overkill, but if the money doesnt matter.. why not :)

Thanks alot MysteryAngel, for the support. Also would the ASRock 990FX Extreme9 be a higher performance motherboard or the MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard?

thats a bit hard to compare cause the msi is intel, and the asrock extreme 9 is AMD.

but i personlay think the msi z77mpower  would probably a bit better.  but you cant compare them cause its 2 totaly diffrent cant use an amd cpu on a intel board, so you cant compare that.

you can only compare both complete builds with eachother.

in that conclusion, you can say that the intel is slightly better, in overal performance. but it also cost  much more.

The AMD performs realy good for his price, and in gaming its realy close to a i7-3770k

so overall you can say the AMD build for gaming, is a better bang for youre buck


Do you know if the RAM is overclockable? And also, which case is the most durable and long lasting (other than the one you put)

I chose the CM STORM TROOPER,you can see it here