Is this a good build?

I'm about to buy a components for my first (mostly) gaming rig. I also plan to do some light video editing and 3D model rendering on it and lots of programming (I'm a game dev). Do you think this build can handle that, and for how long?

1. Core i5 3570k 3.4Ghz (3.8Ghz OC)

2. MSI Z77 GD65 Gaming Edition

3. EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB

4. Ripjaws x-series 16 Gb RAM

5. Toshiba 3TB 7200rpm

6. Cooler Master silent pro 850W

I'm glad to take any suggestions on what I should change if necessary, and any case suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for one that's black and has a really nice side viewing panel, but doesn't cost a fortune.

4 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    That's a very nice build! You could get an SSD for your boot drive+some other programs, which could also help with certain applications (especially ones like recording that benefit from writing to an different drive than the one being used). Pick one with a solid warranty and reputation for reliability (like the Samsung 840 Pro Series).

    Casewise, look for something with slots for or including at least 3 120mm fans, and maybe some front panel USB 3.0 ports. There are a lot of good cases in the $50-$110 range that would fit your needs. I've heard good things about Corsair's offerings, the Apevia X-Dreamer4, Fractal Design's offerings, NZXT Phantom 410, Antec 900 and 1100, and Rosewill cases. Maybe one of those would be good for you?

    To answer your other question, this build will work very well and should have a shelf life (with no upgrades) of at least 5 years (based on a lower end build from a few years ago involving the i5-2500k and GTX 560ti, which still is a workhorse).

    You could futureproof the system a bit more by getting the i5-4670k and corresponding MSI motherboard, but it may not be worth the extra expense. It's just a thought if you maybe wanted to upgrade to Broadwell later.

    Good luck and I hope this helps!

    Good luck and I hope this helps!

  • 7 years ago

    Get this instead:

    It's pretty much better in every way.


    * Overclocked 4770K (5.0GHz should be plausible) > Stock 3570K

    * Board supports only 2-Way SLI, however you're only running 2-Way SLI.

    * RAM is cheaper and faster (though it won't make much of a difference)

    * Faster drive | 300/200MB/s > 200/150MB/s (check newegg product reviews and search mb/s)

    * 2x GTX 760 >>>> 1x GTX 770. Also has better cooler so you can either overclock or run quieter.

    * Corsair C70 is black and has a nice window. 350D is also a good case but mATX.

    * The 650W PSU will actually run more efficient, they run best at around 50-60% load so you don't want to get something too powerful and waste money & power efficiency.

    Cool huh? :)

    Hope this helps,


  • 7 years ago

    Fantastic build, go for it.

    However, add a SSD for OS and games + the 3gb for large static files (movies, mp3's, pics...)

    Trust me, you WANT a SSD!

    Source(s): same build at home
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    7 years ago

    Its ok but i would look at this build instead.

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