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Gaming desktop build feedback

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June 3, 2011 8:50:21 PM

Hey all,

Put together this build for my gaming desktop from ibuypower. I mostly play RTS and a couple of FPS games, and I wanted my build to be relatively future proof for games coming out over the next 1-1.5 years.

Any feedback would be much appreciated, esp. looking for any:
- hardware conflicts
- parts easily replaced by cheaper/almost as good substitutes

1 x CaseCoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case - Black
0 x Case LightingNone
0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise ReductionNone
0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal ExpansionNone
1 x ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor (4x 3.30GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
1 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrivePowerDrive Level 2 - Up to 20% Overclocking
1 x Processor CoolingAsetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel) - ARC Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
1 x Memory8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
1 x Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 - 1.2GB - EVGA Superclocked - Single Card
1 x Video Card BrandMajor Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA
1 x Motherboard[SLI] MSI P67A-GD55
1 x Power Supply850 Watt -- CoolerMaster RS850-AMBAJ3-US
1 x Primary Hard Drive64 GB Kingston SSDNow V100 Series MLC SSD - Single Drive
1 x Data Hard Drive1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
1 x Optical Drive24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
0 x 2nd Optical DriveNone
1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black
0 x Meter DisplayNone
0 x USB ExpansionNone
1 x Sound Card3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
1 x Network CardIntel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card
1 x Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit
1 x KeyboardiBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black
1 x MouseiBUYPOWER Internet Mouse
0 x MonitorNone
0 x 2nd MonitorNone
0 x Speaker SystemNone
0 x HeadsetNone
0 x Video CameraNone
1 x Advanced Build OptionsTuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound - The best interface between your CPU and the heatsinks
1 x Advanced Build OptionsProfessional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis
1 x Advanced Build OptionsProfessional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring
1 x Advanced Build OptionsiBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation!
0 x Case Engraving ServiceNone
1 x WarrantyStandard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support
June 9, 2011 5:53:07 PM

My recommendation is nix the sound card, get a z68 mobo(Same price much better), try to get a bigger ssd.

Also try CPCAR

I got my last rig from them and love it.
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