I'm currently looking to build a PC and have pulled together some parts and others I think look pretty good. This is my first PC build and I want a very powerful and efficient gaming machine. I have about NZ $2,100 NZ to spend and this is what I have put together
Tower - NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-WT-BL White/Blue Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU/Processor - Intel Core i7 3770 Gen3 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz 8MB Cache LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Hyperthreading Processor
Memory/RAM - MUSHKIN BLACKLINE FROSTBYTE 16GB (2X8GB) DDR3-1600 CL10 (997055)
CPU Cooler - NZXT HAVIK 140 CPU COOLER DUAL 140MM FAN
Hard Drive - OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive OEM
Graphics Card - Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E3.0 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort GTX660 TI-DC2-2GD5
Asus HD 7950 DirectCU II TOP 3GB DDR5 PCI-E 3.0 Video Card HDTV 2xDVI HDMI Displayport
Optical Drive - ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Is this a good build for gaminng? and which graphics card should I use? Do I need anything else? Also I am not a pro when it comes to this so I am not sure if its all compatible or if these parts go together well. Any response, tips or help would be appreciated. Thanks alot
It is a powerful gaming system! Personally i would go for a 3570 and save $100, the difference between the two in gaming is very little at stock clocks.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/550?vs=647 Here is a bench between the 660Ti and the 7950, if you decide for a 3570 you can buy a much more powerful card like a 7970.
Here is a benchmark of the 7970 http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/508
I do not see a power supply on that list, did you forget to write it down or are you looking for recomendations?
Thanks for the help!
and yes I'm not to sure on the power supply what would you recommend?
A XFX 750w will do the job and give you plenty of power left over for future upgrades, Corsair HX 750 is also a wonderful power supply.Seasonic also makes wonderful powersupplies as well, as the Rosewill Capstone series. Take a look at the prices on those and post back what they are and we can pick one.
Holy heck $500 for a XFX!That is insanely high, which seasonic is it exactly? What's the model number? So far the HX750 seems like the best one, those prices are definitely high.
Indeed they are it is because I'm in New Zealand
XFX Black Edition P1-750B-NLG9 750W
also Seasonic m12-II 650w for $175
Can you manage to afford the HX 750? The XFX is wonderful but not $500 worth wonderful, the HX750 seems like a better deal.
EDIT: Seasonic it is! That is a much better price and Seasonic quality seal the deal.
Cheers Thanks alot for the Advice and help Appreciate it alot