My first build/Gaming/$1400/Just want to get the ok

Hey guys this is my first build and I have read these forums for most of my information on the subject. I have put together a list on newegg of what I plan to buy tomorrow. Just want to get the O.K. that I did not screw up somewhere or lose a ton of value. I Will be using this for mostly gaming and will get a bigger drive for other things sometime in the near future. I am also at my spending limit.


LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50 Bulk - OEM
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Samsung PX2370 23" 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design
ASUS PCE-N13 PCI Express Wireless Adapter
Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" SSD / HDD Plastic Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
Saitek Cyborg V5 CCB44026N002/06/1 Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
Logitech Gift Game - Star Trek Online Game & Borg In-Game Items
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
Kingston DataTraveler 100 Generation 2 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G2/4GBZ
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
TOTAL: $1,401.33
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  1. this is a better case for the money- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235027

    better monitor for the money also 2ms- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236112 make sure to enter the promo code

    wireless gaming is a no go you want to hook it up directly via ethernet

    no need for that adapter the z9 already comes with one 2.5 in bay

    here is a better keyboard for the money- http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Arctosa-Gaming-Keyboard--Silver/dp/B001L5U17U/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1311135980&sr=8-8

    here is a great mouse the g9x is a little gimmicky- http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Performance-Optical-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B0007Z1M50/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311136061&sr=1-3

    that ram is sold out so- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    ssd- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227725&Tpk=60gb%20ocz%20agility%203 faster & cheaper after rebate. dont mind the bad reviews most of neweggs reviewers are idiots

    mobo and cpu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.689882 get it when it comes back in stock

    psu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049

    gpu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102949
  2. Thank you so much! I going to go with all your changes except the Mobo+cpu combo. I don't really want to wait for it so I will just play the dice on mine :pt1cable: . May I ask why go with the Radeon HD 6950 then the Gforce?
  3. pokerchamp said:
    Thank you so much! I going to go with all your changes except the Mobo+cpu combo. I don't really want to wait for it so I will just play the dice on mine :pt1cable: . May I ask why go with the Radeon HD 6950 then the Gforce?

    the 6950 is a more powerful card and it isnt much more expensive
  4. I'd argue it's just as powerful. More so when overclocked. If he's gonna be running stock, then a 6950 may win. But considering you can buy a $235 950MHz 560 Ti that will spank the 6950 1GB, it's a tough call.
  5. I went with the 560 Ti. Thank you all for your help, I ordered the parts this morning :o :bounce: :lol: :love: :hello:
  6. striker410 said:
    I'd argue it's just as powerful. More so when overclocked. If he's gonna be running stock, then a 6950 may win. But considering you can buy a $235 950MHz 560 Ti that will spank the 6950 1GB, it's a tough call.

    you can buy oc'd 6950 1gb for 230$ after m.i.r. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150524
    or a card with a great aftermarket cooler for 230$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102949 amd makes a oc tool that is really easy to use

    not a great choice but both will give you great performance. one not as much
  7. Yeah, here's how I think the supremacy goes.
    6950 2GB>560 Ti>6950 1GB because punch for punch, the 560 Ti can be had with a massive overclock for like, $20 less than any competing 6950 1GB. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500196 While a 2GB is certainly the best value for high res gamers, at 1080p, I think the 560 Ti wins, simply due to lower noise/temps with more OC headroom.
  8. striker410 said:
    Yeah, here's how I think the supremacy goes.
    6950 2GB>560 Ti>6950 1GB because punch for punch, the 560 Ti can be had with a massive overclock for like, $20 less than any competing 6950 1GB. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500196 While a 2GB is certainly the best value for high res gamers, at 1080p, I think the 560 Ti wins, simply due to lower noise/temps with more OC headroom.

    ok i see your point. but i would say the 6950 1gb and 560 ti are about equal because the 6950 is a more powerful card stock and since they both can be oc'd (the 560 ti more than the 6950) it should equal out. but oc'ing gpu's a lot is kind of tricky. it is almost a necessity to have an aftermarket cooler
  9. Agreed. However seeing as you can buy an OC'ed 560 Ti for cheaper than a stock 6950 1GB........
  10. striker410 said:
    Agreed. However seeing as you can buy an OC'ed 560 Ti for cheaper than a stock 6950 1GB........

    u are right but there is that ice q 6950 1gb for 230$ w/ mail in rebate which is factory oc'd to 840mhz and then look at the msi twin frozr ii it is 225$ w/ mail in rebate. so 5$..... id say they are in the same price range
  11. Yeah, this is true. I guess OP with just have to decide :p
  12. All ready did =). Went with the Gforce and it took 1 day to get all the parts, F yea!
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