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April 17, 2011 9:16:47 AM

I am beginning to look into what i will need for my first computer build and these are the products i came up with. Please tell me if i should alter any of these products as i am new a this.


Case: Rosewill THOR Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to XL-ATX, come with Four Fans-1x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1x Top 230mm Fan, 1x Side 230mm Fan, 1x Rear 140mm Fan, Option Fan-1x Bottom 120/140mm Fan


Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


CPU: 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


RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL


GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"


CD/DVD: LG 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 DVD Burner - OEM


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April 17, 2011 4:18:11 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Tecmo34
April 18, 2011 12:12:23 AM

Depending on your monitor Res, you could potentially drop your vid card to a 560 (only really need 570+ if you are running 1920 or larger resolution). Also last I checked, the OCd EVGA 560 had a nice rebate via newegg.

I would also recommend going with a Corsair or Seasonic PSU - and unless you are going to add another vid card in the future, you wouldn't need more than 600w.

ASRock is highly recommended these days, though I would go with an Asus P8P67 Pro. It scores consistently high in benchmarks, I like it's power phase design and Asus has good history for quality and service. That being said, you wouldnt be wrong with your current mobo choice.

You may consider grabbing an SSD to run your OS and programs. Intel currently has the best reliability rates (based off return %s) among the SSD manufacturers.

I'm not sure about that case - I tend to lean towards Antec on cases. Check out the Antec 300.
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April 18, 2011 12:24:02 AM

you should state whether you want to OC or SLI, and the prices that you found for these components, so that we can actually give you advice. if you got all these things for $5, thats a GREAT computer and there is NOTHING i would change.
April 19, 2011 8:09:52 AM

genghiskron is right, without knowing what you want out of the system it is hard to advise. for example; if your not going to SLi you could save some $ with a smaller PSU. same basic logic for the video card. if you going to game in 1080p with all the bells and whistles and have the $ the 570 is great....But an OC'd 560 Ti comes very close to a stock 570 in most things for $100 less.

the very first post in the forum is about how to ask for advice. within that post there is a link to a form that you can copy and paste into this thread. once you do that then answer the questions we will be able to help better.
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