Need a Build Review Before Buying

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#1 Posted by Gamewize (150 posts) -

Following is the list of parts I'm thinking of buying. No keyboards, mice, or other peripherals are needed since we've already got those. The only thing I think I'm really missing is a case, so I would greatly appreciate suggestions for that as well

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116505

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131826

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173

Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103100

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

Disc Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Are there any changes or additions I need to make to this list? Anything I need to get? Thanks in advance.

#2 Posted by jakes456 (1437 posts) -

gpu sucks.

Excellent choice going with an Intel CPU. They destroy AMD. Why did you go for the locked processor though? Get the 3570k.

You will need a new motherboard because with the H77 you can't oc. Any ASUS Z77 or Asrock Extreme 4 board will do.

#3 Posted by Gamewize (150 posts) -
This is a build a friend linked me, admittedly, hence the wanting to get it reviewed before I bought anything.
#4 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -

gpu sucks.

Excellent choice going with an Intel CPU. They destroy AMD. Why did you go for the locked processor though? Get the 3570k.

You will need a new motherboard because with the H77 you can't oc. Any ASUS Z77 or Asrock Extreme 4 board will do.

jakes456

lol what...the latest pile driver cpu's aren't that bad and don't get whipped by intel nearly as much as you think....plus they can all be overclocked no matter which AMD processor you buy.

If I wanted a cheaper pc id buy an amd fx-8350 for $180 and a cheap $70 mobo and overclock the processor to 4.8-5.0ghz on air or a decent cooler

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/697?vs=701

#5 Posted by Gamewize (150 posts) -
Looks like I'll need a new GPU anyway since Newegg is no longer stocking it. I'll stick with Intel for now as well, mostly because lazy. Lastly, I'm not intending to overclock at all, so I'm not really considering it necessary.
#6 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

I would still get a 3570K

or a 2500K either way

Z77 board is a must, get the AsRock Extreme4 Z77

for a gpu, I'd reccomend a 660, but most people here will reccomend an amd card. I've personally been having crashing issues with mine so ehhh...

660 seems like a good choice to be honest. If you have the money, get a 670 instead.

pick a disc drive with free shipping, $25 is too much for a DVD drive, if you have to, make a separate order from Tiger Direct you shouldn't have to pay more than $18.

as far as a case goes that's really preference man, I haven't worked with too many so I can't really comment on that. I'll leave it up to somebody else.

#7 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -

I would still get a 3570K

or a 2500K either way

Z77 board is a must, get the AsRock Extreme4 Z77

for a gpu, I'd reccomend a 660, but most people here will reccomend an amd card. I've personally been having crashing issues with mine so ehhh...

660 seems like a good choice to be honest. If you have the money, get a 670 instead.

pick a disc drive with free shipping, $25 is too much for a DVD drive, if you have to, make a separate order from Tiger Direct you shouldn't have to pay more than $18.

as far as a case goes that's really preference man, I haven't worked with too many so I can't really comment on that. I'll leave it up to somebody else.

Masenkoe

most people recommend AMD gpus for a reason. They are stronger and cost less while nvidia cards use a gimmick called physx to try and sell their cards.

#8 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

i'm not saying there isn't a reason, I'm just saying my 6870 hasn't been great compared to my previous card which was a 9600GT

#9 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6028 posts) -

the 9600gt sucked!! I own geforce and AMD cards and have had only minor problems with both. No problems with the latest games on my radeon 6950, though older games do give me some issues.

#10 Posted by ronvalencia (15109 posts) -

Following is the list of parts I'm thinking of buying. No keyboards, mice, or other peripherals are needed since we've already got those. The only thing I think I'm really missing is a case, so I would greatly appreciate suggestions for that as well

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116505

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131826

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173

Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103100

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

Disc Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Are there any changes or additions I need to make to this list? Anything I need to get? Thanks in advance.

Gamewize

You could give a budget number and ask the forum to do a build guidance.

For a gaming PC and if the budget remains the same, I'll reduce the CPU and increase the GPU.

#11 Posted by Gamewize (150 posts) -
Not a bad idea, Ronval. I'm mostly trying to keep things in the 700-800 dollar range. Enjoying all the feedback so far, as well. I'll probably go with AMD for the gpu since they've worked so far for me.
#12 Posted by jakes456 (1437 posts) -

660 or 660 ti are terrible cards don't listen to anime kid.

7850, 7870, or 7950 are better for the price.

#13 Posted by ShadowNemisis21 (136 posts) -

660 or 660 ti are terrible cards don't listen to anime kid.

7850, 7870, or 7950 are better for the price.

jakes456
I agree but his 560ti is fine.
#14 Posted by Gamewize (150 posts) -

From all the input I've been given so far, I've retooled the build to the following:

CPU

Motherboard

RAM

Cooler

Video Card: I'm iffy on this. I've really liked the AMD gpu's so far, so the 7850 looks nice, but the 660ti is the same price. I might lean towards the 7850 simply from past experience.

Disk Drive(I'll keep this the same for now, and I'll also go around to local computer shops and see if they have cheaper. Will also check out Tiger Direct.)

Case (Tentative. This one had a lot of great reviews and was a good $50 cheaper than the very best reviewed case on Newegg.