My first Gaming rig in a while


I'm just about to build my first pc in a while, and would like to tap into the collective insight of you all.

Yesterday I ordered the following parts for a discount price:

  • Asus Maximus V Gene
  • Intel Core i7 3770K
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC

I feel pretty good about the parts.

I plan to add the following to the computer:

  • Fractal Design Define R4
  • Seasonic X-650
  • 16GB memory (2x8)
  • Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

I will use my computer for Gaming, Image manipulation, perhaps some video editing and Linux, compiling stuff et.c. I will probably try some overclocking too.

When it comes to the memory, I'm not really sure what to get. At first i looked at Corsair XMS3 Vengance 15000 CL9. But then I looked at the compability, and got confused. As far as I can see the the XMS3 is not compatible with the V Gene. I would then have to buy Corsair Dominator Platinum 15000 CL9?

Will the XMS3 work anyways? Have a focused on a good memory speed. What memory would you choose for this system?

So, what do you think about my build?

Yes it will work

Thanks. Any thoughts about the choices?

Dont know the budget, where are you buying... so I cannot comment

XMS3 is awesome, I have some in my rig and I just love it.

And do you have a CPU cooler? I would also like to suggest a hard drive (1-2TB) for games and back up, and the SSD for programs you use often use like photoshop and after effects