Gaming Computer Build - Need Professional Advice Please?

Hello Everyone,

I am glad to say I have finished selecting the parts for my gaming build. I need your advice on a couple last points before I order them from Newegg.


- Graphic intensive games

- Home theater

- Intense internet use

- Movies and videos online

Questions: please try to answer most of them

- Will all my parts work together perfectly well?

- Does my power supply provide sufficient wattage?

- Will there be any sort of bottleneck? Created by either the motherboard, video card, or processor

- Will everything fit in my case? Is my case good?

- Will this last over five years and work decently?

- Are there any blatant problems?

Below is my build. All parts from Newegg.

Motherboard: $95

Processor: $110

Video Card: $150

Memory: $47

Hard Drive: $80

CD/DVD: $18

Power Supply: $40

CPU Cooler: $30

Case: $60

Total (before rebates/shipping) = $630



Also, If i were to buy a SSD, how many gigs should it be? And do any of you know a website that could show me how much power my custom build would consume? That would be amazing.

Update 2:

I will not be buying an SSD and I will choose a better PSU. As for the fan/heatsink, I do not want to buy a liquid cooling system because I don't want to deal with the upkeep, however minimal it might be. Also, I will NOT be overclocking. That said, could you all suggest a good cooler that wouldnt get into my RAM space and will fit in my case?

Many Thanks

Update 3:

This is the PSU I've chosen: $50

Ralph- so that means I wont be able to use my USB ports in the front? But I can still use them in the back of the PC right? Thanks for checking that, I would have never noticed.

Are there any other things to take not of?

And lastly, I am in great need of finding a cooler that will fit with ample space, and that will cool well. PLEASE HELP!!!

4 Answers

  • .
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
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    nice build

    all parts will work well together

    the psu will have sufficient wattage but its a close shave w/ the amps on the 12V rail that psu will give u 36 amps i would recommend 37 or greater and a bit more wattage for a little headroom

    killer deal for $60 on a corsair TX 650 it will give u 53 amps on the 12 V rail

    but it expires today

    no bottleneck

    case is good it will all fit ive had an antec 300 illusion before and it was a nice case this is the 100 w/ the same looks i think u will b happy w/ it

    u r good for quite a few years w/ it u can always swap out a new gpu in the future if u want 2 play on higher/ultra 1920 x 1200 resolution

    u don't need water cooling as the closed loops they r selling r overpriced and don't cool any better, actually a bit less unless u get into the corsair 100 but hten u will have 2 mod ur case and pay over $100 for cooler

    with the ram u have selected u will have 2 b careful w/ ur cpu cooler fitting due to the high heatsinks it may fit but it will prob b close

    u can go w/ a low profile ram and prob will b solved if there is 1

    as far as size for a ssd goes i would recommend 120-128 minimum so u can fit OS on it ,as well as, frequently used games and programs the utilize ur HD for other programs

    but for the money u have budgeted for ur build i would put a ssd(crucial m4,samsung 830) in the future and upgrade ur graphic card to a gtx 670 in the future also and u will b rocking.

    that psu i listed will run what u have now and a ssd and gtx 670

    u can get away w/ a 60 GB ssd for ur OS but w/ updates etc it will fill up quickly and lose some speed.

    corsair a50 $20 on sale

    coolermaster hyper 212+ $20 on sale

    if u arent going to OC just leave the stock cooler on. it will b a bit louder than those 2 though

    u will have room for that ram w/ either of those 2

    the ram u have selected is red and ur mobo is blue effect

    y not get

    its corsair instead of gskill both r reliable but it keeps the blue theme

    as well as the blue theme of the fans from the case

    thats another set of blue ram w low heat spreaders

    for the front usb 3 ports u can use a usb header running off the mobo

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  • Ralph
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    As a whole I think it looks fine. Couple things. Lose the cooler. Since you are asking about compatibility here I am thinking you will not be doing any overclocking. At least not yet. Can always add one down the road if you want to try your hand at it. Also that case has 2 3.0 USB ports up front. The motherboard does not have the connectors to run 3.0 ports on the front of a tower. The tower does come with the USB 2.0 adapter so you can use them. If it were me I would want a motherboard that has Internal I/O Connectors to run the 3.0's as 3.0's. The SSD. I want one too. Thing is that reviews are all over the place. See people hook em up and they run no problem. Other folks not so and everything in between. I am afraid to spend $120 to $150 for a 120/128GB one and have it turn out to be an expensive paperweight. Get your feet wet with the rig you selected. Can always buy that later too. Last thing is you need an OS and maybe a WIFI card or USB one. Just guessing on that. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

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  • Nick
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    You seem to have done quite a bit of research, looks like a solid build for under $700. While everything would work together, I would make a few suggestions.

    You can boost your overall computer speed a little by getting a Solid State Drive to put your operating system on and have everything else stored on your standard hard drive.

    I would suggest a Corsair H60 or H70 cooler instead of the fan cooler. You will get better cooling than with the fan and it takes up far less space than the cooler you listed. You can bolt the radiator to the side panel and still keep the rest of your case cool with the remaining fans already installed.

    Just remember that its on there if you ever have to open the case again.

    I also suggest you get a power supply of at least 600W if not 650W.

    Other than that, great build. this will definitely last you 5+ years and you shouldn't have any bottle necking within the system.

    One last thing... if you live near a Microcenter, I suggest you go check the prices there. I built a system not to long ago and was planning on purchasing through Newegg. I went to Microcenter and they had everything I wanted to buy for a few hundred less than Newegg/

    Source(s): Personal Experience
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  • 6 years ago

    CPU Intel Core i7-4770K $340

    Motherboard ASUS Z87-Deluxe $280

    Memory 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 1600MHz (2x8GB) $170

    GPU EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB /w ACX Cooler


    Case Corsair Graphite Series 600T $154

    Boot Drive Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD $225

    Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black 3TB HDD $222

    Optical Drive OEM DVD Drive or OEM Blu Ray Drive $22

    PSU Corsair Professional Series AX850 $197

    CPU Cooler Corsair H100i $100

    OS Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit $90

    Total $2460

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