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New intel gaming pc build. need opinions.

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June 17, 2011 3:49:23 AM

Please keep in mind this is my very first build, so alot of thinking and second guessing is to be expected. i had a budget of around 800-900$, and i wanted the build to be a well preforming gaming pc. goal in mind - run upcoming games such as mw3 and bf3 on max graphic settings while smooth and with fast speeds.


Parts currently chosen:

MoBo -

ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU -

hermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM -

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor -

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics -

EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case -

APEVIA X-TROOPER Series X-TRP-GN Black / Green Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



i plan to reuse the hard drive and disc drives from my old hp pc.

HD -

seagate barracuda 7200. 11 750Gb
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no name or link for disc drive, but is multi dvd rewriter.

based on this information, is my first build a possible success?

June 17, 2011 4:09:30 AM

Its a good solid build.

You are a little on the overkill side with the power supply . A good 650 psu will be more than enough .
The Corsair TX is a good unit


The case is FUNKY !
I like it
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June 17, 2011 12:22:40 PM

i was also going to get the amd phenom x6 1100t black edition but i heard the intel i5 2500k was better for gaming while the x6 was best suited for editing and the similar.

but on a scale from 1-10, how well did i do for a first build, and for someone whos only a moderate in computer technology?


haha yeah the case is cool. i like the black n green, reminds me of a monster can. (im a fiend for monster lol) i was also going to take a monster can, cut out the logo and name and run it through a sticker making machine and put some custom decals on the case.
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June 17, 2011 3:29:30 PM

I would give you an 7.5/10, bump to 8.5/10 if you change out the PSU with a modular one:D 
I might even give .5 bump for the funky cool case. I like the Zalman Z9 Plus. I call it the Zombie Killer case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you did well for the budget. smart picks. All you need to do now is save for an SSD
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June 18, 2011 3:27:35 AM

it is modular?
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June 18, 2011 7:40:56 AM

swahvey52 said:
it is modular?


Sorry, I meant one the ones I recommended. I'm not a thermaltake PSU fan, Iv'v had 2 die under a load they should have handled easily. I always go with the Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, Silverstone. the XFX Core series is good also, the OEM is Seasonic.

you still did good on the build even with the Thermaltake PSU. I'm not saying that PSU will fail, I just always go with a major PSU player.
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June 18, 2011 2:40:30 PM

oh yeah i know what you mean. usually better to go with the major company rather a lesser one. but this one had what i needed at a price i needed so i went with it. so hopefully it wont fail.
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