First time gaming build Tags: Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: July 10, 2011 3:45 AM in Systems Share Toothless-Moose July 9, 2011 11:37:26 PM Hello, I am going to attempt to build a gaming computer and had a few questions. Any and all feedback is appreciated. Approximate Purchase Date: this month Budget Range: approximately 1000$ System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, picture editing (minor amounts) Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers and video card Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or amazon.ca but doesn't really matter as long as they ship to Canada Country of Origin: Canada Parts Preferences: I would prefer intel but have an AMD video card Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: not sure Additional Comments: I already have a saphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 and am thinking of may be using the crossfire in the future. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047ZGIUK I don't care about the size of case and would prefer a larger one. I'm looking at this CPU and was wondering if it is good choice. Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Any advice or general feedback would be excellent as I have not done this before. More about : time gaming build Ragnaarock July 9, 2011 11:52:13 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Check out the 2500k, not that much more expensive. If you have a Microcenter near you, they have a great deal with $40 off any 1155 mobo with the purchase of an i5-2500k or i7-2600k *EDIT* nevermind on the Microcenter. Should have been paying attention to the fact you are in Canada, sorry. Why_Me a b 4 Gaming July 10, 2011 3:45:22 AM FREE SHIPPING for this entire order. This build allows you to Crossfire two of those cards. http://www.directcanada.com/contact/ http://www.bestdirect.ca/contact/ http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC0700&v... $54.63 Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC8566&v... $77.10 XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 53A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze PSU http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5085&v... $114.69 Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232639/BX80623I52500K... $208.79 Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/218427/RR-B10-212P-G1... $20.63 Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232563/F3-12800CL9D-8... $65.54 G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/233111/ST31000524AS/S... $53.74 Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/225965/DRW-24B1ST%20B... $17.79 ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/222137/GFC-00599/MICR... $93.79 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/235735/ET.WS0HP.001/A... $138.60 Acer S211HL 21.5IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 LED Backlit 12000000:1 5ms VGA DVI HDMI Total: $845.30 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst Time Entertainment/Light Gaming Build Forum Solvedwhat do you think of this build? heavy gaming (first time building) Forum SolvedI am making $600 gaming pc build (first time) and want help Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming pc build (this is my first time building) Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming pc build (this is my first time building) Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming pc build (this is my first time building) Forum SolvedFirst time gaming build Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming pc build (this is my first time building) Forum SolvedFirst Time Build for Entertainment and Gaming Forum SolvedHelp! first time pc build Amd FX 8350 for gaming? Forum SolvedDoes this Build look well for a Gaming PC? (First time builder) Forum Solvedthis is my first time build layout for media/gaming what do you think? Forum SolvedFirst time gaming build advice? Forum SolvedIs this a good *first time* gaming build?! Forum SolvedFirst time budget gaming build Forum SolvedFirst Time Gaming PC Build Help Forum Solvedfirst time computer build (budget gaming beast). need compatibility check Forum Solvedfirst time gaming pc build need help ! Forum SolvedFirst time $1000 Gaming Computer Build... Any mods? Forum SolvedGaming Build Under $2000 - First Time Building a System Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !