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May 24, 2011 10:31:19 PM

Hello. This is my first post on this fourm. I am requesting feedback on the computer I want to build. I am fairly new to all this (this is my 2nd build) and I wanted to make sure that all these components are compatible and if there are any known issues between them before I purchase the parts.

The build is as follows:


Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Thermaltake TPX-775M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3, PC3 12800, 8 Latency
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache Sata 6Gbit/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: NZXT LEXS-001BK Lexa S Crafted Series Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Galaxy 43GGS8HX3SPZ GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI

Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ODD: Asus DRW-24B1ST
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NIC: AZiO AWD102N IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Wireless
Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I am not really much of a gamer, although I do have a copy of Call of Duty : World at War that I might want to play. I don't plan on overclocking now, but I might want to in the future, which is why I went with a P67 MB and the 2500k. The reason for this build is that I normally run numerous applications simultaneously, including multiple browsers with multiple tabs, and my current computer is having trouble keeping up. Part of me is thinking that this build is more than I need, but I am going to be using this computer for years to come, and I want to keep my options open.

I am aware of the CPU&MB combo on NewEgg, I just wanted to list them individually.

Any additional advice or suggestions are more than welcome. Thank you.

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May 24, 2011 11:01:06 PM

Everything looks good! The only thing is that the graphics card is a terrible choice, it will bottleneck like crazy in that system. You say you aren't a gamer, so why the 2500k? something as simple as an i3-2100 would be more than sufficient.

Please fill out this form, it will allow us to better assist you.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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May 24, 2011 11:12:55 PM

striker410 said:
Everything looks good! The only thing is that the graphics card is a terrible choice, it will bottleneck like crazy in that system. You say you aren't a gamer, so why the 2500k? something as simple as an i3-2100 would be more than sufficient.

Please fill out this form, it will allow us to better assist you.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...



What graphics card would you suggest? (with either the 2500k or the i3-2100?)
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May 24, 2011 11:15:51 PM

Well here's the thing. Up there, it SCREAMS gamer. You say you are a casual gamer. So my recommendation really fluctuates on what you intend to use the PC for. That's why I asked you to fill the form. If you are using this as an everyday pc, you are spending WAY to much. If it's a gamer pc, looks awesome.
What is the MAIN use of this pc?
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May 24, 2011 11:34:33 PM

Not much of a gamer these days, but I used to be and wanted to keep my options open. I just thought it would be better to spend a little more now than have to buy a replacement in the future. For now I am just going to be running many, many applications, and possibly some video editing and light gaming.

Assuming I take your advice and switch to the i3-2100, what graphics card would you recommend?
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May 24, 2011 11:42:24 PM

I just noticed a deal on ram, you're welcome ;)  http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=S...

Here's the i3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

with the mobo I personally recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With a gts 450 for a bit of gaming muscle: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And I noticed that PSU is WAY overkill, you will never need that wattage. Try this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That finishes my light gaming rig :) 
It's probably still overkill for your uses. The 2100 is a dual core, but HT makes it act like a quad.
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May 24, 2011 11:49:25 PM

Thank you for your recommendations, I will take them into consideration.
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May 24, 2011 11:49:38 PM

Best answer selected by jsanthara.
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