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First Time Builder - Good Build?

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April 9, 2011 12:31:17 AM

I am building my first computer and I am hoping to get some reviews opinions on my setup.
System will be for gaming use, last games played - Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age 2.

Looking for 1920 x 1080 res high quality. Overall budget $1000 - $1200 for the computer. Will likely try some light overclocking.

What do you think?

Power CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92

Case Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Ram G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
DDR3 600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

HDD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Processor Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video card ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Blue ray HP 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA BD Combo Model BD240I-h01 LightScribe Support

Windows Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Thanks,
April 9, 2011 12:56:51 AM

Can't really recommend anything for in terms of the parts you chose as I'm also still putting together items for my first build, but I can offer this as I also was looking at the Antec 300 case. On newegg you can get the Antec 300 Illusion case right now for $54.99($15 off) and it's the same as the regular one you have listed only it comes with 4 fans(one 140mm fan and three 120 mm fans) and it's also $5 less than the regular one. So I'd say give that a look.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_re=antec_300_mid_tower-_-11-129-066-_-Product
April 9, 2011 4:21:08 AM

overall, the system is pretty good. The 560ti doesn't need the 750W psu.

You can drop to the XFX 550W (44 amp on the 12v rail), or an Antec Neo Eco 620W (37 amps across 2 12v rails) for around $55

Get the Antec 300 Illusion, which adds more fans to the case.
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