Solved New Build Complete Tags: Power Supplies Components Last response: June 2, 2011 12:47 AM in Components Share vic108 May 26, 2011 4:38:20 AM Hey Folks, My first build was about 6 years ago and of course, things are way different now. This is my second build: CPU: Intel i5 - 2500K 3.3 g RAM: 2 X 4 gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 MB: Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 GPU: XFX GTS-250 OS: Windows 7 - 64 bit SSD: OCZ Agility 90 gb HD: Seagate 1 TB PSU: Diablotek.com 600 watt CASE: Cool Master With this system, i got my boot time down to 17.5 seconds Windows Experience Index of 7.0 Got any other tips short of overclocking CPU and RAM (which I'll do one day) to speed this thing up? I know I still got alot to learn... THANKS!~ More about : build complete Best solution mosox a b ) Power supply May 26, 2011 5:31:10 AM Nice. Wait until you get an aftermarket HSF to OC the CPU. Don't OC the RAM. Next should be a new video card. Share vic108 May 26, 2011 6:09:13 AM mosox said:Nice. Wait until you get an aftermarket HSF to OC the CPU. Don't OC the RAM. Next should be a new video card. Thanks Mosox, I got the 1155 socket to keep my options open in the future. and you're right on both counts: cooling is the next concern and the GPU is just OK, nothing special You think bumping the RAM up to 16 gigs would make that much difference? I'm reading here that it wouldn't...(?) m 0 l Related resources $1000+ new complete build - Forum upgrade or complete new build - Forum Looking for parts advice to complete my new build. - Forum Upgrade massively or build complete new Gaming PC's through the years? - Forum New build all complete, now what? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mosox a b ) Power supply May 26, 2011 6:14:13 AM 8GB is fine. If you're gaming on a full HD monitor the video card is the weakest link. The CPU is very fast as it is. m 0 l jsc a c 144 ) Power supply May 26, 2011 4:35:56 PM A better PSU also would not hurt. Diablo-tek's are about one step above junk. m 0 l vic108 May 26, 2011 6:53:15 PM jsc said:A better PSU also would not hurt. Diablo-tek's are about one step above junk. yup, it was thrown into the deal, so i'm using it for now. but it's junk, for sure! m 0 l vic108 May 26, 2011 6:54:55 PM mosox said:8GB is fine. If you're gaming on a full HD monitor the video card is the weakest link. The CPU is very fast as it is. Acer 22" widescreen LCD monitor tops it off, so not too bad there... m 0 l vic108 June 2, 2011 12:47:48 AM Best answer selected by vic108. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedComplete new build Forum SolvedComplete newb needs new system build. $1000 Forum SolvedAdvice: Upgrade or complete new build. Forum SolvedComplete new build, $1800 budget. Forum I Require a New Gaming Build - Complete Newb Forum SolvedNew Gamming/Editing Build: Almost Complete (LAST INQUIRY'S) Forum BUILD COMPLETE - Time for a new system after 8 years! Forum random freeze ups with win 7 64 bit on brand new complete system build Forum SolvedNew Build Complete -- how to use two hard drives? Forum SolvedNew Build Complete - Questions/Feedback Forum SolvedComplete new Build Review Forum New complete PC build, 1250$ Forum SolvedComplete new gaming build 1500$ Forum SolvedNew build help, complete newbie Forum SolvedWhat kind of troubleshooting tools are needed for a complete new build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !