First Gaming Rig Your Opinions Or Suggestions?

HI all i have decided to go into PC gaming and am currently working on my first gaming rig. I am new to this and just in case i have missed something was wondering if anyone would be willing to give me their opinions on this setup, my budget is 600 pound and this comes to just over. The 600 pound doesn’t include the operating system or peripherals as i have already sorted this.
CiT Imp Micro ATX Interior Mesh Case
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor
CIT 750W Power supply GOLD 12cm Fan 2x SATA
Sapphire 11200-14-20G OC Sapphire Card
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3
Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB internal Hard Drive SATAII 32MB Cache 7200RPM – OEM
LiteOn IHOS104-06 4x Internal BD-ROM Blu-ray Bare with Software
Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)
As im still quite new to this just wanted to make sure im not missing anything to avoid misspending money and any advice you would have would be greatly appreciated.

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4 Responses to “First Gaming Rig Your Opinions Or Suggestions?”

  1. James Le says:

    get a better quality psu. as cheap and affordable it may be. psu are commonly overlooked they are the power source for your whole computer. if it isnt reliable you could damage your whole comp. i recommend corsair or seasonic. the extra money will be better in the long run.

  2. American Pride says:

    You will need a sandy bridge processor to install in that motherboard to flash a bios update or it will not recognize your i5 3570k. Or you could just find a z77 motherboard and go with that.
    Find a better PSU, a name brand like antec, corsair, seasonic or xfx.
    That case is too small too, you need an ATX mid tower.

  3. Lemon says:

    Everything is good except that your i5 is not compatible with your motherboard. You need a z77 chipset motherboard for the i5 3570k. Or, you could change the cpu to an i5 2500k, which is nearly equal in performance but overclocks better. Get an aftermarket heatsink and overclock to 4.5ghz.
    Your power supply is more than enough power, but it seems to be lower quality. Be sure to buy a quality power supply or your computer may burn out. Corsair, OCZ, cooler master, or seasonic are some of the best psu makers. 600-700w will be plenty. Make sure it also has two 6+2 pci power connections for your graphics card.

  4. PTRP says:

    Instead of getting the HD 7850 for £158.00, for just £20 more (£178) you could get this one which is much better in gaming performance:
    EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card – £178…
    And since the GTX 660 only requires 450W minimum, getting a good branded 650W PSU would be good enough for a system that has a single GTX 660 even if you overclock both GPU and CPU.
    BTW, it would also be better if you could get a Z77 mobo instead of the Z68 which only supports 2nd gen Intel cpu’s. I know that there is a revision / method that is done in some mobos that enables them to support 3rd gen Ivy bridge cpu’s BUT despite of that, a Z77 mobo is way better for an ivy bridge cpu like the 3570k you’re getting.
    And one last thing, since you’re getting an I5-3570k, I can safely conclude that you’re going to overclock your cpu thus getting an aftermarket cooler is a must since stock coolers are insufficient in taming the temps of an overclocked cpu. The hyper212 evo (2 fans, push and pull method) is good enough if you’re just going to do light to moderate overclocking.

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