How did I do for my first build?

Friends,

This hasn't been ordered yet. I was hoping to get some feedback. This is my first build I have assembled with the help of a few others. Goals are light gaming (sc2 on ultra), music, poker.



Peace be the journey.
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  1. There is nothing wrong with this build, and given the strategy game goals I would say the quad is a good choice.

    However, I feel you could sacrifice a bit of power (not PSU quality, just amps) for a bit more GPU.

    GTX 260 1GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333

    or if that is too much the 768MB version
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125334

    Seasonic M12II 520 Bronze
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093&cm_re=M12II-_-17-151-093-_-Product
  2. Info :
    a faster dual core proc (brute speed) is more preferable in SC2 than a slower quad.
    I have found out that 2 cores of my Q6600 are not used at all during gameplay of SC2.

    Seasonic is a very good choice.

    GTX 260 or HD5770 should be about in the same price range, and here where I live you can get GTX460 only with €10-€20 more.
  3. guanyu210379 said:
    Info :
    a faster dual core proc (brute speed) is more preferable in SC2 than a slower quad.
    I have found out that 2 cores of my Q6600 are not used at all during gameplay of SC2.

    Seasonic is a very good choice.

    GTX 260 or HD5770 should be about in the same price range, and here where I live you can get GTX460 only with €10-€20 more.


    Heh I meant GTX 460, been doing that since they came out.

    I found others saying the opposite on the CPUs.... let me see what I can dig up.

    Looks like I'll have to go eat crow on a few other threads :) Thanks guanyu.

    this would be the better processor combo for just SC2:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.470552
    The board may let you unlock more cores on the CPU anyway.
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