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April 6, 2013 3:00:20 AM

hi all,
i am about to build a gaming pc and would like someone or some people to look at the components and offer advice on whether it will be fine for what i require or if i am way off the mark. it's my first build so obviously its fairly daunting. thank you.

also if im missing anything or am purchasing something i dont need please let me know. any and all suggestions are welcome.

i will not be purchasing a monitor. and it will be purely a gaming machine. i play mostly battlefield 3 at the moment but dont want to have to spend a lot of money upgrading when bf4 comes out

here is the list of what i am thinking of putting together
my budget $2000 is the maximum i want to spend


Vantec MRK-401ST-BK EZ Swap 4 Removable Hard Drive Rack

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM

Astrotek 4 Port Renesas USB 3.0 PCIe Card

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Value

ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Motherboard

Intel Core i7 3820

Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Black 24x DVDRW OEM

Corsair CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P

Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001

Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU Cooler

CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced case with Window USB3.0

D-Link DGE-528T Gigabit PCI Network Adaptor

Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD Retail Box

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Superclocked

as i said i could be way off the mark with what im proposing to purchase. its currently will cost me 1900.
thanks again
April 6, 2013 3:36:05 AM

I don't understand why you'd need the removable hard drive rack unless you're building a server machine with several HDD's. Secondly, I don't see a need for the Astrotek 4 Port Renesas USB 3.0 PCIe Card unless you use a lot of external drives, the motherboard should already come with enough USB 3.0 ports for an average user.

The sound card isn't really necessary unless you want top quality sound, I don't find a need for it personally. You won't need the D-Link DGE-528T Gigabit PCI Network Adaptor since the motherboard already comes with a Gigabit ethernet port.
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April 6, 2013 4:56:37 AM

Keep the Motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD, HDD, PSU, Cooler, Case and Sound card.
Knock off the Hard drive rack - The PC will be used for Gaming right??
USB 3.0 card and Network adaptor are really redundant. Save money there.
Instead of Win7 get Win8 (Home or Pro whichever suits you).
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April 6, 2013 5:57:01 AM

thanks to the both of you. i really appreciate the help. i'll remove the unnecessary parts from the list. i heard that windows 7 was better but i may just go with 8. i have 8 on a laptop that i own and actually like it. apart from the start menu =, but a 3rd party program has fixed that.

thanks again for the help
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