This is my first time building a computer. I've been looking at and choosing parts for the last few days now, and I would love some help with it. Here's what I've got so far.
- CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
- RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
- HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM
- GPU: Asus Radeon HD 7870
- PSU: Corsair HX750
- Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH
- Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case
- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Originally I had an i7-3770, and an Asus Sabertooth Z77 on this list. I chose to forgo the i7 for a cheaper alternative, and I dropped the Z77 for something I'm still not sure on. The motherboard is a big concern for me, I've been adding and dropping different ones and haven't settled on any of them. I'm unsure of the one on the list currently because of some reviews I read on newegg and amazon listing weird incompatibility issues between windows 7 and the USB ports on the mobo.
Also, PCPartPicker lists a minor incompatibility between the motherboard I currently have on the list and the case. It says:
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
Does that matter? If I don't care about using the front panel USB connections, can't I just use the back panel USB ports on the motherboard itself? It's probably a stupid question, but like I said, I've never built a computer before, I really don't know much about this shit.
Anyway, any input on this topic, or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.