Final First Gaming Build - Please Review!

Hey this is my final build, please review it harshly because I am new to this.

I am going to Overclock the RAM, CPU, and the GPU.

I am going CrossFireX/SLi in the future maybe 1-2 months.

Will be used for gaming and budget is maximum at $1500

I NEED A MONITOR SUGGESTION!

Here it is:

CASE: HAF 922 - $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

CPU: Intel Core i5 - 2500k - $179.99
From Micro Center it's the 1155

GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $299
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575

MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 - $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128493

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

CPU Cooler: ZALMAN 9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

SSD: Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G3K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $179.49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167047

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W - $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM - $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

CD/DVD ROM DRIVE: LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238

Please be harsh. If there a better savings somewhere else I will take them in heart beat.

Thanks!
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  1. Don't get that cooler on the CPU. For a really good budget cooler I'd spend the money and get the Frio, its well worth it. Even the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is a better cooler and can be found for under 25 dollars.

    I'd get this Ram to save yourself some money.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104246

    For a monitor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009299

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009299
  2. Yeah. Thats one of the better priced "high end" coolers.
  3. So this is what I have now.

    CASE: HAF 922 - $99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    CPU: Intel Core i5 - 2500k - $179.99
    From Micro Center it's the 1155

    GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $299
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575

    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 - $169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128493

    RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $94.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

    SSD: Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G3K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $179.49
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167047

    PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W - $104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM - $64.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    CD/DVD ROM DRIVE: LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model - $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238

    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible - $57.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

    RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 84.99, 69.99 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104246

    OH ALSO:
    I accidenlty put the price of this CPU Cooler as 94.99 but it's 44.99. My bad:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

    EDIT: MONITOR:
    ASUS ML239H Black 23" IPS Panel Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236122

    Total: 1,371

    Still suggest the frio?
  4. Anything else I should improve?
  5. Well you have two CPU coolers and two RAMs, hopefully you aren't putting that into your cost?

    I know the Twin Frozr II can be unlocked to a 6970 (bystander has done it twice) and it will save you some money if you get it instead.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127562&cm_re=6950_2GB_MSI-_-14-127-562-_-Product
  6. So this is what I have now.

    CASE: HAF 922 - $99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    CPU: Intel Core i5 - 2500k - $179.99
    From Micro Center it's the 1155

    GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $299
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575

    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 - $169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128493

    SSD: Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G3K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $179.49
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167047

    PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W - $104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM - $64.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    CD/DVD ROM DRIVE: LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model - $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238

    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible - $57.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

    RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 84.99, 69.99 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104246

    OH ALSO:
    I accidenlty put the price of this CPU Cooler as 94.99 but it's 44.99. My bad:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

    EDIT: MONITOR:
    ASUS ML239H Black 23" IPS Panel Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236122

    Total: 1,371

    Still suggest the frio?

    EDIT: Fixed, price is still the same as I accidently just added them twice.

    I heard that the Twin Frozr III can also be unlocked to 6970.
  7. Molite said:
    So this is what I have now.

    CASE: HAF 922 - $99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    CPU: Intel Core i5 - 2500k - $179.99
    From Micro Center it's the 1155

    GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $299
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127575

    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 - $169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128493

    SSD: Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G3K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $179.49
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167047

    PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W - $104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM - $64.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    CD/DVD ROM DRIVE: LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model - $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238

    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible - $57.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

    RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 84.99, 69.99 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104246

    OH ALSO:
    I accidenlty put the price of this CPU Cooler as 94.99 but it's 44.99. My bad:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

    EDIT: MONITOR:
    ASUS ML239H Black 23" IPS Panel Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236122

    Total: 1,371

    Still suggest the frio?

    EDIT: Fixed, price is still the same as I accidently just added them twice.

    I heard that the Twin Frozr III can also be unlocked to 6970.


    I've also heard of the Twin Frozr III being unlockable. However, I think it's more hit or miss than with the Twin Frozr II. Either is a great choice, I have used a Twin Frozr II they run really cool and quiet.
  8. What's the difference between the two?

    Because I definitley want to overclock and unlock so if I have to I will go with the Twin Frozer II.
  9. Also would Tigerdirect have a better deal for the GFX?
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