Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > New Builds

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 22, 2012, 11:30 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
Default Are these good parts?

I am a first time building and would like to know if this sounds like a good gaming build:

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570
GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 570
SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 60GB SATA III
RAM: Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA III
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W Modular 80PLUS Bronze
Case: Antec Gaming Series One Illusion Black ATX Mid Tower


Thanks, guys!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 22, 2012, 01:14 PM
Keltron 3030's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland
Posts: 621

My System Specs

Default

I would recommend at least a 650W PSU for that build, just to be safe. Also, I'm not a fan of the case, but that is a personal choice of yours, as all case selections are
__________________
FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU-
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 22, 2012, 03:01 PM
Allstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 718
Default

I would change the RAM to Corsair, Kingston, or some other brand with better track record. Are you using the SSD as a boot drive? I'm not sure 60GB will be enough but I never had a SSD, just a personal concern. Finally, how much more would a 2TB be?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 22, 2012, 03:41 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: laval Qc
Posts: 1,072
Default

ram go gskills
board go asus
hd go WD 2tb
ssd get @ least 120gb

if i had a 3570 i'd be runnin ram @ 2400mhz+ instead of 2200mhz
__________________
maximus IV extreme @ 5.1 1.41v

evga e760 +920 4.8 water5.0+ on phase linx stable
gtx285 tri-sli
dfi ut-p35 lt
e8600@4.6 1.38v
too much ram
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 22, 2012, 08:46 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,917

My System Specs

Default

Here is my opinion on your choices.

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 - Should be fine (I prefer ASUS, but would have no problem buying MSI)
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 - sounds good
GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 570 sounds good
SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 60GB SATA III - I would wait out on the SSD until you can afford a 128ish GB model
RAM: Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz - I would go to a different brand, but it will likely be fine
HDD: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA III - I would go for a seagate 7200.12 or WD black
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W Modular 80PLUS Bronze - good choice, but for a gtx 570 I would go to a 650W model. Any XfX, Seasonic, Corsair, antec power supply would also be fine.
Case: Antec Gaming Series One Illusion Black ATX Mid Tower - It should be fine, but may be a bit small. I have never used one or seen one in person.
__________________
Desktop: Antec Three Hundred, Z77-D3H, 3570K undervolt @4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, MSI Cyclone GTX 460, Seasonic S12II 500W, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old July 23, 2012, 12:54 AM
Dzzope's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Irishman in Kiev, wOOoo, I'm an alien...
Posts: 2,777

My System Specs

Default

Think the opinions above are pretty solid..

60Gb ssd will be enough for os and maybe 1 medium sized game and some normal programs.. 120 (or 128 depending on the manufacturer) would be better though.
The PSU is a lil low as said.. also, I may be wrong, but didn't coolermaster or someone buy out pc power and cooling? if they did might be worth going towards the seasonic based ones mentioned above (coolermaster don't make particularly good PSU's)
If you get the ssd, any "green" or more back-up orientated drive is fine.. If you skip it then as said above the faster drives (7200.12 or WD black) would be better.


2 questions though,
What is your budget and where are you buying from?

You may be able to get slightly more for your money depending on where you are and where you plan to buy from.
If in Canada, memory express has a price beat rather than match, so you really can get some bargains if you put in the leg-work to find all the lowest prices and then submit them to memory express
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old July 23, 2012, 06:23 AM
Rookie
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 34

My System Specs

Default

You should definitely take what the other members are saying into consideration, and go from there, but I think you're off to a great start!

Like Dzzope said, what is your budget? Are you trying for price-performance or just capped at $500-$600?

Also, what's your monitor and resolution? 570's still a great card, but I don't universally recommend it anymore like I did a year ago...
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old July 23, 2012, 06:53 AM
Alpine's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Boucherville / South shore of MTL
Posts: 863

My System Specs

Default

evanheminger: im currently running a system with a SSD 60GB. It getting full very quick. Windows and 1 or 2 games. You should go with a higher SSD like a 80GB or a 120GB depeding of your $$ for sure. Also, you should also go with a bigger PSU, like a 650 or 750w. This is make more room from video card upgrade in the future.
__________________
Main system
|I7 3930K|Asus P9X79 WS|Evga GTX 690 Signature|Samsung 256G Pro|Corsair H100|Dominator Platinium 16GB 2133Mhz|
Corsair AX1200|Corsair 540 AIR|Corsair SP2500|Corsair Vengeance 2000|
Server system
|I7 3820|Asus P9X79|12G G.Skill 1600Mhz|Noctua NH-D14|Corsair Force 3 120GB|LSI megaRAID 9261 8|RAID5 5X 3TB|Corsair AX650|Fractal Design Arc Midi|

Twitch
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old July 23, 2012, 07:16 AM
great_big_abyss's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 2,211

My System Specs

Default

As mentioned above, I would increase the size of the SSD, at least to a 120GB. I speak from personal experience. 60Gb was enough for my OS and 2 large games. Any extra games had to be installed on my HardDrive. Since your supplemental harddrive is a low power 'Green' drive, you'll find it to be quite slow, requiring you to 'switch' games when ever you go through spurts of playing them. Which is a HUGE pain in the ass. Just save yourself the trouble and go for a 120GB (or larger) SSD right from the get go.
__________________



HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Coolermaster GeminII; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI R7-260X; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 1TB WD Green, 2x 2TB WD Green; PC P&C 750W PS; Fractal Design Node 605;
Son's Rig: M5A97; 1055T; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; ASUS GTX650Ti Boost; 80GB Intel 520 SSD; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old July 23, 2012, 07:29 AM
stoanee's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lacombe Alberta
Posts: 3,250

My System Specs

Default

Spend a few more $ and get a better case. This is higly regarded for the price:

Bitfenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Gamer Case, Black at Memory Express
__________________
heatware
Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
new build

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[FS] Few old computer parts - mobo, few ram sticks and few parts GreenPC Buy/Sell & Trade 9 April 5, 2012 05:48 PM
Good Computer Parts Store Near Orlando Florida? Bond007 Off Topic 6 March 17, 2011 03:42 AM
Should I buy parts or is the Ncix Vesta i5 3050 a good deal Dstate25 New Builds 16 August 24, 2010 07:56 AM
what is a good Media player for a good price or any suggestions Shadowmeph HTPC Systems & Software 4 December 19, 2009 10:27 PM