Is this build ok?

Hello Everyone,

In the past I received very very helpful information when building my HTPC from these forums. So I return again for more questions/comments/concerns on my gaming build.

I am currently upgrading from a Dell XPS 410. I really loved the XPS gaming lineup from Dell but now that they going all Alienware on us I am not a fan. I was pricing out a new mid range XPS 9100 and figured I could build a system that would last longer and better performance.

These are the items I picked from Newegg and was wondering what you experts thought on my build. My budget is kind of ~$1,200.

Thanks again for the great information!

Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:SGC-2000-KKN1-GP

Power Supply - Corsair Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
Model #:CMPSU-650HX

Motherboard - Intel BOXDP67BGB3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:BOXDP67BGB3

Processor - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Model #:BX80623I72600K

Memory - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Model #:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Graphics - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
Model #:01G-P3-1561-AR

Storage - 2x - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX

Card Reader - Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate
Model #:RCR-IC002

Dics Drive - LG Black Super Multi SATA WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
Model #:WH12LS30
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  1. Best answer
    Intel branded motherboards are best avoided for enthusiasts.

    I havent seen the model you have listed but in the past they had very limited BIOS options.
    Better to get Asus , Gigabyte , Asrock , MSI

    The 2600K performs about 6% better over all than the 2500K which is clocked about 3% slower . Since you can very simply increase the 2500K multiplier its a waste of money , and especially for a gamer , to get the 2600K
    The 2500K is your gamer CPU
  2. Hey Outlander_04,

    Thanks for advice, that's the kind of info i was looking for. I will head for a Gigabyte motherboard and grab the 2500k. I reason I grab that combo was I saw they kind of went together and could be over clocked. I am not a really big over clocker but I wouldn't mind going to the 2500K and overclocking 3%.

    Also, I see on ( that the 2600K is ranked 9th. Thats what drove me to choose it. Then again I have been seeing alot of builds with the 2500k.

    Thanks again for the advice!
  3. What about a i5-2400k instead? :P
  4. Hey wintermint,

    That's another good idea! I will look into these three procs and check out the benchmarks on them. I guess I was assuming that because it was an i7 it would be automatically better then the i5's.
  5. Best answer selected by spyke562.
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