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June 25, 2012 12:05:33 PM

Case: Raidmax BlackStorm Graphics: Radeon 6850. Processor: i5 2500k. MotherBoard: MSI Z68A-GD65 S1155. Ram: DDR3 Corsair XM53 8GB. Hardrive: Western Digital: Caviar Blue 500GB. SoundCard:????? So I only have $800 to spend not including the monitor case mouce keyboard so is this a good build and if I left out any parts please tell me cause I probably forgot thank you. Can I play SC2 WOW Sims 3 and minecraft on atleast high settings

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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2012 12:57:29 PM

Hello, That is a vary nice build and will play you games that you mentioned at max settings easily. But if you want to save some money, don't get a sound card, personally I built a computer for a friend with that motherboard and the sound was great set at 24bit 96htz.

Also think about getting a PSU, you will need that of course, In your case, don't go lower than a 550watt PSU, Get a Corsair or OCZ PSU or something that is known to be good. That system will do you pretty good.
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June 25, 2012 4:01:49 PM

Your gonna need an aftermarket heatsink/fan in addition to the PSU. Maybe a CD drive unless you can salvage one. The i5 stock heatsink/fan sucks horribly, and you will reach unsafe temps with any intense game.
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a b K Overclocking
June 25, 2012 6:39:40 PM

also if its a clean hardware build youll need a os disk
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June 25, 2012 7:11:19 PM

And if this is a new build go with a z77 chipset.
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June 25, 2012 7:46:45 PM

Viking2121 said:
Hello, That is a vary nice build and will play you games that you mentioned at max settings easily. But if you want to save some money, don't get a sound card, personally I built a computer for a friend with that motherboard and the sound was great set at 24bit 96htz.

Also think about getting a PSU, you will need that of course, In your case, don't go lower than a 550watt PSU, Get a Corsair or OCZ PSU or something that is known to be good. That system will do you pretty good.

Thanks for the feedback and I new I forgot something but I need the sound card because Iam also a console player and I plan on recording with a hd pvr oh and also are all the parts compatible because this is my first build ever and I don't no much about computers just by my research those are good parts thank you
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June 25, 2012 10:37:45 PM

So will the the Corsair GS600 be a good PSU and what would be a good fan for the processor thanks .
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a b K Overclocking
June 26, 2012 12:30:27 AM

hyper 212+ or evo if it fits in your case
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June 26, 2012 5:18:18 AM

Ok so I now fixed my build and for th processor fan I picked Cooler master hyper 212 plus and corsair GS600 PSU
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a c 150 K Overclocking
June 26, 2012 5:23:56 AM

You can run that system off of a 500W easily.
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June 26, 2012 9:01:10 AM

Really you think 500w is enough I saw some guy on YouTube only have 500w but most people say upgrade but any way I Also got a a CDROM and will these parts be compatiable and what is a good but cheaper sound card to use and how long will it be before I will have to upgrade the parts for the newer games that come out and what is a good but semi cheap gaming mouse and keyboard thanks
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a c 150 K Overclocking
June 27, 2012 6:20:50 AM

Youtube is a bad place to look for suggestions.
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a b K Overclocking
July 6, 2012 1:34:03 AM

^ i agree
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