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

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 28, 2013, 04:06 PM
Trial Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
Default New Build Thoughts??

This is my first time building a PC and this is what i got so far, what do you think?

CPU- intel CPU core i7 3770 - LGA 1155
motherboard- Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H intel Motherboard - LGA 1155
HHD- Western Digital Caviar GREEN 1TB
RAM- Corsair DDR3 8GB (2x Vengeance 4GB) 1600MHz CL9
PSU- Thermaltake Litepower 700w
Graphics card- Asus nVidia GTX 660 2GB DCII
Case- NXZT Phantom Series

This came a little over budget so if any one could tell me some ways i could save some cash would be awesome. Also will these parts fit in a mid tower case because that would save me alot of money.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 28, 2013, 04:19 PM
Allstar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 700

My System Specs

Default

You don't need such a case,you can get a 60 dollar case,i don't know much cases for this price but i'm pretty sure some are better than the phantom,it's all about cooling...pick one that has everything you need and save 50 bucks.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 28, 2013, 04:23 PM
AkG's Avatar
AkG AkG is offline
Hardware Canucks Reviewer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,322
Default

Also...save yourself 80-90 bucks and get the 3570K instead of non-K version of the 3770. Only dif between the i5 and i7 is HyperThreading. Push the 3570K to 4.2 (or more) and you will be laughing. Take 25 of the 90 bucks savings and get a CM 212+ or 212 Hyper. MUCH better than stock cooling and will be more than enough for mild OC like 4.2. :)
__________________
"If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe." -JR

“if your opponent has a conscience, then follow Gandhi. But if you enemy has no conscience, like Hitler, then follow Bonhoeffer.” - Dr. MLK jr
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 28, 2013, 04:41 PM
Allstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 709
Default

Move down to a i5 3570, Corsair 200R case, 600W PSU, motherboard with less feature but try to move up to a 660TI GPU. What exactly are you doing with your PC? If you're just gaming, no point in using an i7.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 28, 2013, 08:09 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,842

My System Specs

Default

What will you use the computer for? What is your budget?

I can give suggestions after that info, but my first points are that I would swap to a better quality power supply (a quality 520-650w psu is plenty), and if you don't have an SSD I would change the hard drive to a WD black. If you are mainly gaming I would also back up the suggestion to go to a i5 3570k.
__________________
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
Reply


Tags
builds pc

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanting to build a Home File Server, thoughts on this build? Silver_40 New Builds 4 September 19, 2012 10:36 PM
Thoughts about my build? xtian010 New Builds 4 April 3, 2012 11:34 AM
Thoughts on my Build Rory1637 New Builds 3 March 5, 2012 09:22 AM
New build would like your thoughts Wh0mpu5 New Builds 8 October 18, 2010 11:02 AM
Thoughts on my I7 build thunderstruck67 New Builds 24 August 14, 2009 10:38 AM