Solved Buying my computer components!

May 3, 2012 at 10:20:55
Specs: Macintosh

ok, so i want to build my computer... my family has always been a Apple fan (so am i) but i love my games and want to play them properly! (yes, this computer is for gaming) I am planing on playing CoD, D3, GW2 and MAYBe bf3... my budget is around 1500$ / 1600$

My current component choise is are the folow:

Asrock z77 extreme 3 motherboard

Zalman z11 plus computer case

Caviar green 500gb hard drive

60gb Corsair series 3 SSD

MSI 560-ti Twin frozer 1gb nvidia Graphic card

G.Skill 8GB F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL (z77, 68 compatible i think... this is where im not verry confinced about, help?)

750W TX V2 Enthusiast Series 80+Bro power suply

CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler

CORE i5 2500K CPU

ok, so where i am not sure about is the Motherboard and the RAM, im not sure abour compatibility etc... and do i need a expensive motherboard for gaming? or is + expensive yust for + features? i do want to overclock the CPU so bare this in mind.

i would apriciate if anyone can point out some things which i could get cheaper & better or are yust not 100% compatible!

Thanks you so much!

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May 3, 2012 at 11:13:36
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The board does support the ram, but you will have to manually set the speed in the BIOS. Also I would get a bigger SSD drive, 60GB is not going to be big enough if you plan on putting multiple games on it. Everything else looks good.

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May 3, 2012 at 12:27:12
wauw ok thank you so much! i didnt know the BIOS thing

the SSd is only for the Operation System, and maybe the main game im playing... (like 1 at the time...)

thanks :)

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May 3, 2012 at 20:15:01
If you are going to install the games on the hard drive rather than the SSD, then get the BLACK series WD drive for it's better speed and no power down lag. The green drive is fine for storage, but not as good for running the games off of. My research has brought me to these two SSD drives as very fast for the price range and customer reviews (though I am planning on one of them [the 120GB] for my next build and if my daughter ends up needing a Photoshop machine, the smaller one for the scratch disk).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 4, 2012 at 05:21:40
Wauw, thank you so mutch for your advise! will most likely get the 1st one :)

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