Gaming PC Build April 2013

Back in April I helped one of my friends build a new gaming PC. His PC is pretty similar to mine in a lot of ways, which goes to show that I picked some solid parts back when I built my rig. The only thing I really changed up was the processor. I know this is a gaming PC and that the 3770k’s hyper threading doesn’t currently matter that much in games compared to my 3570K. However, I am betting that it is going to start to make a difference next year. The new consoles will be out by then, and you can bet that games are going to start being pretty heavily multithreaded. Both of the next gen consoles have an 8 core CPU running at pretty unimpressive speeds, so game developers are going to need to take advantage of every single core they have available. The only other difference is that he went with a 660 TI, which is a pretty solid GPU choice. I know a lot of people prefer the 7870 at this price range, but I think the support for GPU PhysX makes the 660 TI the better choice.

The full specs are:

  • Corsair Graphite Series 600T
  • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
  • ASUS GTX660 TI
  • Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
  • CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB
  • Seagate Barracuda 3TB
  • OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD
  • CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i
  • 2x Corsair Air Series SP120
  • CORSAIR HX Series HX750
  • LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray Burner
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium