Your thoughts on my first gaming build (1000$)

well it was supposed to be 1000$, but due to impulse buys i probably will be a little over unless i make drastic changes.

-purpose is gaming and videos/movies.

THE PARTS I HAVE SO FAR:

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&cm_re=2500k-_-19-115-072-_-Product

+
CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

both for 226$.

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
100$

HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
55$

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131703
169$ (189$ minus 20 from combo with HD)

SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348
200$

This all comes out to 750$ so far.

Have a cd/dvd burner in my cart for 25$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

This leaves me with just the case and video card.

I have been sold on the 6950 2gb and still might get it if it doesnt take me too far over the 1000$ mark. 560s and 6870s have been in the back of my mind as well.

Cases.... i have been looking at are the HAF-922, 912, Storm Scout(planned on changing to blue LEDs), and Storm Sniper(unlikely due to price, unless anyone highly recommends it) also the Red LED is unappealing to me. I prefer a case with blue LEDs, or I can just buy some blue to replace.

Any thoughts on the performance that this build will have, problems i may run into, or advice on the final three parts i need would be greatly appreciated since this is my first ever build.


----Also i have seen a few reviews saying that the 6950 can have trouble fitting into a mid size case. I dont want to run into that issue as well.
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  1. chchom22 said:
    well it was supposed to be 1000$, but due to impulse buys i probably will be a little over unless i make drastic changes.

    -purpose is gaming and videos/movies.

    THE PARTS I HAVE SO FAR:

    CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&cm_re=2500k-_-19-115-072-_-Product

    +
    CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

    both for 226$.

    PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
    100$

    HD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    55$

    Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131703
    169$ (189$ minus 20 from combo with HD)

    SSD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348
    200$

    This all comes out to 750$ so far.

    Have a cd/dvd burner in my cart for 25$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

    This leaves me with just the case and video card.

    I have been sold on the 6950 2gb and still might get it if it doesnt take me too far over the 1000$ mark. 560s and 6870s have been in the back of my mind as well.

    Cases.... i have been looking at are the HAF-922, 912, Storm Scout(planned on changing to blue LEDs), and Storm Sniper(unlikely due to price, unless anyone highly recommends it) also the Red LED is unappealing to me. I prefer a case with blue LEDs, or I can just buy some blue to replace.

    Any thoughts on the performance that this build will have, problems i may run into, or advice on the final three parts i need would be greatly appreciated since this is my first ever build.


    ----Also i have seen a few reviews saying that the 6950 can have trouble fitting into a mid size case. I dont want to run into that issue as well.


    i personaly think that this MOBO has better quality/durability than the asus i also think its more practical less "showy" it gets the job done well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128478

    and what do you want the SSD for? a boot drive?

    as for the case, i used a coolermaster elite because i liked the professional look and practicality . the HAF case seems a bit over priced for "looks" though.

    remember to make your own choices when building your own computer, dont let all these guys on here sway you too much, i gaurentee one of them will just post a whole build and say not to get yours at all and to go with theirs >i gaurentee<
  2. ive looked at the board numerous times, friends and people on forums have recommended me that one along with many others. it was probably the noob proof bios that turned me towards the asus pro.

    but if i hadnt bought it you would have swayed me a bit more toward your recommendation.
  3. I'd go with 6950 and haf912 with the rest of your specs and to lower the price with the 912.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161355
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
  4. does the hyper 212 cooler fit in that case, or the ones i listed?
  5. It will fit all the cases you listed.
  6. I have similar build (diff PSU, LE not PRO mobo, no SSD) in a HAF 912. Everything will fit together fine. I also have a 2GB 6950 and it fits within the case (barely with the drive cage installed, I removed it for a little better airflow).

    Am I missing something? I didn't see any RAM...
  7. oh yea i already bought it, i have g skill ripjaws x series 2x4gb 1600. did you add any LEDs, would you recommend a different case if i plan on getting a 6950
  8. chchom22 said:
    oh yea i already bought it, i have g skill ripjaws x series 2x4gb 1600. did you add any LEDs, would you recommend a different case if i plan on getting a 6950


    I like my HAF 912. The fans that come with are non-LED. I would suggest 2 x 200mm Megaflows (I got mine on amazon.com for $17 shipped), one in the front as an intake, and one in the top as exhaust. I took the 120mm fan from the front and put in on the side panel. I haven't needed it, though, so it's just there, unplugged. I like red (matches the power and hdd LEDs) but you can get them in blue. It's a great budget case. It has good cable management options, is almost silent, and is bigger than it looks.

    I would suggest a 2GB 6950 if you were to go that route, and they are around $270. Newegg has a few listed with available MIRs, but you can't really count on those coming back.

    Going this route (2GB 6950, HAF 912, Megaflows) will put you $100 or so over budget.

    Also, the parts you listed....are they purchased and delivered?
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