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New Gaming Computer | Comments Needed

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July 12, 2011 10:33:17 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: One month.


Budget Range: Preferably under $1500; can go a bit over if needed.


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, Operating System, speakers, DVD burner.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca preferably. If you know a better site for ordering in Canada then please tell me.


Country of Origin: Canada.


Parts Preferences: Intel.


Overclocking: Yes (If I need to)


SLI or Crossfire: Yes (In the future)


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: If there is anything in the build where I can improve performance/save money on then please inform me. I'm open to all criticism, thank you! Also, I have heard a lot of people mention SSDs; do I really need one?

My Build:
Processor and Motherboard (Combo): Intel Core i5-2500K and GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 $429.98
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $67.49
Graphics Card: EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) $484.99
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB $89.99
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X $189.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX950 $179.99

Total: ~$1442.43.
July 12, 2011 11:37:03 AM

If you don't plan to do any video editing only gaming, I'd suggest getting a P67 motherboard combo (link below) this way you can save some cash towards other parts.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$379

I'd also suggest swapping the EVGA card for the MSI one (with $20 rebate) its a similar price is faster and runs cooler.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$479.00

SSD's can substantially speed up your operating system and any regularly used programs you save on the drive. You can either get a 60gig for just your operating system and a game or go for a 120gig. I listed an option for both below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd also replace your samsung ecogreen 2 samsung spinspoint 3's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other than that Ram, case PSU all good.
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