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Gaming build advice

Approximate Purchase Date: ~2 weeks


Budget Range: 800-900


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, homework


Parts Not Required: monitor, mouse, keyboard


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg


Country of Origin: U.S


Parts Preferences: n/a


Overclocking: maybe


SLI or Crossfire: maybe later


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: are these parts compatible? And also i mostly play WoW


Processor - Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

MoBo - ASRock P67 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Harddrive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU - SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze

optical drive - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Case - Rosewill challenger


I'm unsure on a graphics card for this build, so if anyone can give me suggestions I'd appreciate it.
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  1. I doubt that you can use DDR2 rams for sandy bridge. I think only DDR3 rams are compatible.
  2. Best answer
    That's a good build for a single card set up. If your looking to run a second video card later on you want a board with two pci-e 16 slots. Same with that cpu you have up there. You want the 2500k...it's the version that o/c's. Also you want a psu with more pci-e connectors if your going to run a second vid card later on.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128460 $129.99
    GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $224.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274 $42.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371021 $89.99 $69.99 after mail-in rebate
    Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127551 $189.99 (Before $10.00 Mail-In Rebate ) FREE SHIPPING
    MSI N460GTX -M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  3. wouldn't it be better to recommend him ram with 1600 than 1333 when price difference isn't much?
  4. Thanks for the ram advice =)
    Would the HD 6950 be compatible with my build?

    also didn't make it clear but I'm not counting OS within my budget sorry, so if there's anything i can improve on let me know thank you.
  5. Best answer selected by bluna8223.
  6. After looking things over, this is the build I'm looking at, can anyone let me know if these parts are all compatible please, thanks.

    Also, looking to buy this set up within the next couple hours so any feedback would be nice. :)

    LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922

    SAMSUNG Sprintpoint F3 HD

    EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi)

    Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W

    G.SKILL RIPJAWS

    GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
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