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This is my first build, I need help, suggestions

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May 6, 2011 3:38:26 PM

Hello All

Please help me figure out if those hardware components are compatible together and if you have better suggestions. I'm planning on buying everything from newegg.com and have a friend help me put everything together. I mostly going to use the system for gaming. Please let me know if I forgot something to add

Thanks,

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case $160

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $70

Video Card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video $248

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active $135

Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL $95

Motherboard:
ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $140

CPU:Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $225

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1-Pack - OEM $100


Total $1173





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May 6, 2011 3:57:02 PM

Seems like you know what you are doing! impressive build! Do you plan to SLI later on? I guess you are from the wattage on the PSU.
I also think you could make do with the antec 900, because you don't have 2 gigantic video cards. And swap the Barracuda for a Spinpoint f3.

This is all personal opinion, and you have a great build put together. Happy building!
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May 6, 2011 3:58:54 PM

Looks pretty good. The Seagate 7200.12 is an OK drive, but I still prefer the Samsung F3 1TB drive. If you plan on adding a second 560 Ti down the road, then you are good with that Corsair 850w. If not, a 650w is plenty of power for a single GPU setup. I assume you don't need the DVD / Blu-ray drive as it isn't listed... Enjoy that build!! It should be a nice gamer.
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May 6, 2011 5:14:17 PM

striker410 said:
Seems like you know what you are doing! impressive build! Do you plan to SLI later on? I guess you are from the wattage on the PSU.
I also think you could make do with the antec 900, because you don't have 2 gigantic video cards. And swap the Barracuda for a Spinpoint f3.

This is all personal opinion, and you have a great build put together. Happy building!



Hi Striker

Thanks for the response. I choose to get the SLI/CF motherboard but I'm not sure the meaning of it. Does SLI mean I can install a second graphic card if I want to in the future. What do you suggest I get instead of the antec 900? I have to say $160 for a case is a little bit too much would like to save some money that I can spend somewhere else.
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May 6, 2011 5:18:27 PM

sadams04 said:
Looks pretty good. The Seagate 7200.12 is an OK drive, but I still prefer the Samsung F3 1TB drive. If you plan on adding a second 560 Ti down the road, then you are good with that Corsair 850w. If not, a 650w is plenty of power for a single GPU setup. I assume you don't need the DVD / Blu-ray drive as it isn't listed... Enjoy that build!! It should be a nice gamer.


Hi Sadams

No I'm not planning on adding a second graphic card in the future but maybe upgrade it in a year or two with something more powerful. I think I forgot to add a CD/DVD drive. I'm not sure about the blue-ray drive though. Any suggestions?
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May 6, 2011 5:20:25 PM

Yes. SLI / XFire means you can run dual GPUs on that motherboard at 8x/8x (8x on each PCIe slot). Your board is fine for that, but others may be 16x/4x where the second card at 4x will kill any type of performance gain.

If you are looking for a cheaper case the trusty Antec Three Hundred is a decent option. Maybe add a fan or two, but overall a good case at $100 less than the Antec Twelve Hundred..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 6, 2011 5:20:31 PM

A $20 dvd drive will do fine, but if you want a blu-ray you can get one for about $50.
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