new gaming pc
I am interested to make a new gaming pc.I will tell you the components an tell me if everything is alright.
case:Corsair obsidian series 550D
motherboard:Asus rog extreme iv battlefield 3
cpu:intel core i5 i5-2550k
ram:corsair vengeanse 12gb
cpu fan:corsair hydro h100 extreme cooling
ssd:2 corsair neutron gtx 480gb
video card:EVGA GeForce GTX660 2GB Superclocked
optical drive:LG GH22LS30
monitor:Samsung S22B150N 22"
Not sure if you already have the PSU, if you don't need a 1000W unit to power an i5 and 660. A quality 500-600W unit is all you need if you don't plan on adding a second video card anytime soon. Anything from antec, seasonic, xfx, silverstone will be good. For RAM, you listed vengeance 12GB, Is that a triple channel kit? You will only be able to use 2 sticks in order to run in dual channel mode. So you'll just have 8GB which is more than enough for games.
To put it lightly, you have good intentions, but just about nothing works here.
1) What motherboard is it exactly? Rampage or Maximus? To support the i5 you chose, you will need this: Newegg.ca - ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard . Also, show us a link to the exact product you are thinking of purchasing, if possible
2)That case is TOO SMALL for the motherboard you are choosing. The case supports Micro-ATX and ATX, but your board is Extended-ATX, meaning it is bigger than ATX. You will either need to get a case that actually supports the Extended-ATX board, or downsize to an ATX-sized motherboard
3)You need to look for Dual-Channel RAM, and I can tell by the size of the Kit you chose that it is not Dual-Channel. You can identify these kits by the fact that the sticks are sold in pairs (2 sticks in a kit). Also, 8GB of RAM is more than enough for any gaming computer
4) Do you plan on getting a hard drive? 480GB is a lot of storage, but it will fill up quicker than you expect it to. I would recommend getting a hard drive so you have extra space for data
5)In my honest opinion, a 1000W Power supply is overkill for a build like this, even if you plan to add another 660 into it. The most I would get is between 750W and 850W. This leaves plenty of room for expansion, future-proofing, and overclocking. Also invest in a modular Power supply. Trust me. I went from Non-Modular to modular, and my case looks so much cleaner without a giant wad of cables not in use at the bottom of it.
Hopefully this helps. Good Luck! :thumb:
If your willing to spot some more money, for gaming, I would really recommend a i5 3570K. Also, I would probably save a few bucks on the motherboard and invest in a 660 Ti, there are some other good choices for motherboards that will save some money (not saying that motherboard is bad).
As above. Same some money on the PSU and get a 660ti or 670.
Get 8 GBs of good quality ram.
I'd get the Noctua DH-14 air cooler instead of the H100, I'd also get a larger case.
Yeah, I didn't even look closely at what he chose for RAM, no need for 12GB.
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