Building my first Gaming PC Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: November 17, 2010 7:17 PM in Systems Share mccaffery November 17, 2010 6:16:05 PM I've been trying a variety of different builds and need advice on this current one. I'm from Canada so I'll be using newegg.ca, my budget is ~2000$ and the system will mainly be used for gaming (Black ops, SC2, Crysis). My monitor's resolution is 1920x1200 and I plan on overclocking the computer. Current Build: Case: Antec 1200 Black Steel Power Supply: Antec CP-850 MOBO: ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 CPU: Intel Core i7-950 HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s OS: Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Drive: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X Video Card: EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 (Probably getting 8gigs) SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 This current build is under 2k (at 1950$). Does it look optimal for my budget and needs? ~Thanks More about : building gaming CsG_kieran_2 November 17, 2010 6:30:11 PM My friend you could be better off bouing this ass the money you save can be put towards a blu-ray drive? or extra HDD? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... I don't know about the power but it should be enough m 0 l mattius92 a b B Homebuilt system November 17, 2010 7:03:41 PM System looks good, but I do have a few suggestions. First off, get rid of the Western Digital HDD and get a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Secondly you need to have at least 6GB of DDR-1600. G-SKill is great, just either get a 3x2GB setup or a 2x4GB setup of that DDR3-1600. everything else looks good. m 0 l Related resources First Time Building a Gaming PC - Help - Forum Need help building my first gaming PC (noob here) - Forum New member with a first time building a gaming PC thread. - Forum Building my first gaming PC - Forum First time building a gaming pc - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer masky007 November 17, 2010 7:10:25 PM go with 3x2GB - the i7 works faster in that way m 0 l masky007 November 17, 2010 7:17:01 PM edit: i entered wrong cpu - you are fine with the i7950 with mobo Gigabyte X58A-UD3R, X58, LGA1366, DDR3, 3xPCI-E(SLi/CF), SB7.1 Dolby, Lan1000, SATA RAID 0,1,5,10, 2xSATA 6Gb/s, 2xUSB3.0, 3x1394, ATX m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding first gaming PC, need advice. ($900 cap) Forum SolvedBuilding my first gaming PC Forum SolvedFirst time building gaming pc. Please adjust where needed. Forum SolvedHelp selecting parts for Building First Gaming PC Forum SolvedIm building my first gaming PC, and I'm on a tight 500$ budget. How is this for a build? Forum SolvedBuilding First Gaming PC Next Week! Comments? Forum SolvedBuilding my first Gaming PC Forum SolvedBuilding my first gaming PC Forum Solvedfirst time building custom PC gaming help a noob Forum SolvedBuilding first gaming pc need help!! Forum SolvedFirst time building a budget gaming pc. Any thoughts or opinions? Forum Solvedam building my first gaming pc can you help me Forum SolvedBuilding first gaming PC in August, buy Z87 or wait for Z97? Forum SolvedFirst Gaming PC Building Advice Forum SolvedFirst Time Building a Gaming PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !