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$1200 gaming build

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May 22, 2011 9:57:45 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next week

Budget Range: around 1200ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Not now but possibly

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: just need a review of the current items I have and if I should make any changes, Thanks!

CPU/MOBO combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
2500k + GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA
$390

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus gtx 560ti
$220

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR TX850
$100

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB
$160

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
$80

Optical drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-........
$22

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD
$65

Thermal paste:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material
$5

CPU fan:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
$40

OS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Win 7 prem
$100

$1,237.10 befor rebates

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May 22, 2011 10:11:21 PM

Deoxide,

16gb of RAM is complete overkill, 4gb is enough for games but 8gb is fine.

For your thermal paste just go with the good old tried and tested arctic silver 5, good stuff.
You may want to consider getting an ssd, 60gb is fine for your os programs and a game or two.
Other than that it looks pretty good :D 
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May 22, 2011 10:13:52 PM

I know 16 is overkill but $160 seemed like it was worth it i guess i could save $60 and get 8 gigs tho.
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May 22, 2011 10:18:47 PM

The psu is also overkill , as well as the RAM.

The money you save by halving the RAM and on the PSU might be enough to get you a 570

Even if you SLI then 750 watt will be more than enough
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May 22, 2011 10:36:50 PM

Yeah i cant find a decent 750 watt psu for the same price as the 850w with the sale going on atm since the 750 is out of stock. Also is it worth it to get ram any faster than 1600??
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