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Gaming build advice

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January 14, 2011 8:42:47 PM

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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January 14, 2011 9:06:56 PM

I doubt that you can use DDR2 rams for sandy bridge. I think only DDR3 rams are compatible.

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January 14, 2011 9:18:04 PM

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'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. $129.99
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $224.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $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 $89.99 $69.99 after mail-in rebate
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W $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
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January 14, 2011 9:25:44 PM

wouldn't it be better to recommend him ram with 1600 than 1333 when price difference isn't much?
January 14, 2011 11:27:59 PM

I'm over by $66

Case - $70 - Antec 300 Illusion
PSU - $74 - Antec EA-650
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM - $100 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9
GFX - $140 - EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460
HD - $65 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB 7200 rpm
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre

January 16, 2011 8:34:43 PM

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.
January 22, 2011 11:36:33 PM

Best answer selected by bluna8223.
January 22, 2011 11:59:49 PM

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


SAMSUNG Sprintpoint F3 HD

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

Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W


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)