This is my first build, I need help, suggestions

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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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Yes, SLI means you can add another card later on. As for the case, I would suggest the HAF 922: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    It's a large, affordable and good case. Also, I highly recommend the Spinpoint f3. Very good HDD. Everything else looks good!
  5. 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?
  6. 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=N82E16811129042&cm_re=antec_three_hundred_case-_-11-129-042-_-Product
  7. A $20 dvd drive will do fine, but if you want a blu-ray you can get one for about $50.
  8. I think it will make sense if I get a blue ray after all since I m getting a new monitor.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222&cm_re=blue_ray_drive_internal-_-27-151-222-_-Product

    How about a sound card do I need one?
  9. Get this one if you don't need lightscribe (you probably don't): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106325&cm_re=blu_ray-_-27-106-325-_-Product Saves a few bucks
    And as for a sound card, you do not need one. That motherboard has very good 7.1 surround built in.
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