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July 21, 2011 10:46:39 AM

This is going to be my very first gaming rig and has a price tag I can reach. I wanted a community opinion on it before I ordered, as I'm relatively new to rig building but I did a little bit of homework on benchmarks and such. I already have a case, peripherals, HDD, etc. These are the only major components left that I need.

EVGA GTX 469 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Pro Series HX650 650W ATX12V SLI Ready Certified BRONZE Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500k Sandy Bridge 3.3Ghz (3.7Ghz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 Quad
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Zalman CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL: $770

If there is anything that I'm overlooking or should change, please comment! :D 

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July 21, 2011 11:05:12 AM

If you have the budget I would recommend changing the Graphics card to the GTX 560 Ti. The GTX 460 is already an outdated series, but not in performance. Performance wise it is still pretty good, but ti wont last you as long as the GTX 560 Ti.
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July 21, 2011 11:45:08 AM

OK I can easily see some changes to be made. First off you have a board meant to run a single vid card, yet you chose a psu that can run two of those cards...and you chose a modular one at that. Also that Zalman h/s is over priced and yesterday's technology. The heat sinks on that Corsair RAM are going to screw you also in regards to using slots 1 and 3 seeing how those heat sinks are good for combing your hair but that's about it.

If this is a gaming rig then you need to think about FPS aka vid card. Here's some options down below that will get you into a better vid card while staying in your budget. Also that CM 212+ cpu h/s down below comes with decent thermal paste, so if you go with that one no need to order extra. As far as thermal paste goes, Arctic Silver is over priced at $12 a tube. You seriously need to think about upping your vid card to a gtx 560 ti or even the 560. Again put your $$ to where it's going to do you some good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 FREE SHIPPING
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... $54.99 FREE SHIPPING 10% off with promo code Julsv10, ends 7/31
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $62.99 FREE SHIPPING
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $67.99
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99 (Before $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $449.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $429.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
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 Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $314.98 save: $20.00
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99 FREE SHIPPING
XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a... $29.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N... <--- Check your "combo's" to save $$
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July 21, 2011 5:09:56 PM

Sweet thanks!
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July 31, 2011 12:31:24 AM

Best answer selected by NunsNAmmo.
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