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Gaming build, thoughts???

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July 27, 2011 3:27:43 AM

Hey everyone, this is the machine ive specced for my first homebuild system, gonna be used for gaming, internet general use. Prices are approx british pounds.

CPU - i5 2500k - £160

CPU Cooler - corsair H80 - £80

MOBO - Asus P8Z68-v - £130 - (recently decided on this over a p8p67 pro)

RAM - Kingston HyperX 2x4gb 1600mhz 9-9-9-27 - £50 (was gonna go for corsair vengeance, but these came highly recommended from several people, are just as fast and cheaper)

GPU - MSI GTX570 OC Twin FrozR III - £250 - (thought lots about getting a 580, but this is a great bargain and i cant justify £100-150 more for only slightly more performance)

PSU - Corsair HX750w - £110 - (im trying to keep this build SLI ready if i want another 570 a few months down the line, so would this be enough for SLI 570s??????)

CASE - NZXT Tempest EVO - £80

SSD - Crucial 64GB M4 - £90 - (boot drive obviously)

HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1T - £40

SOUND CARD - Asus Xonar DG 5.1 - £25 - (wasnt going to get a ded. sound card, but this came highly recommended)

OS - Win 7 Home premium 64bit OEM - £80

MONITOR - LG W2363D 23'' true 120Hz - £160 (chuffed that i found this, im amazed i found a 120hz monitor for this price, reviews are pretty good too :D )

MOUSE- Logitech G700 - £60 - (yeah im a logitech whore)
PAD - Razer Goliathus Standard Fragged Speed Gaming Mouse Pad - £16

KEYBOARD - Microsoft sidewinder X4 - £30

SPEAKERS - X540 5.1 speakers - £60

+ cheap £15 Disk drive + cheap PCI Wireless internet adapter £10

TOTAL ~ £1500

So what do you think???






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a b B Homebuilt system
July 27, 2011 3:57:21 AM

It seems really solid to me. :) 
July 27, 2011 3:58:48 AM

wintermint said:
It seems really solid to me. :) 


nice to hear, been researching parts/reviews/forums for about a month :p 
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July 27, 2011 4:57:25 AM

The cooler is WAY overkill for a sandybridge cpu which run very cool anyway . A mid range air cooler is all you need

the SSD is too small . You will probably only load windows and 3 games on 64 gb

The sound card is probably not going to add anything

and the RAM is pretty budget stuff . Look for lower timings and lower voltage
a b B Homebuilt system
July 27, 2011 5:11:19 AM

Cooler Master Hyper 212+, Noctua NH-D14 (takes lots of space) are good choices for him then
July 27, 2011 5:23:48 AM

Eh, i defiantly see your point about the cooler, and it probably is a little overkill, but im perfectly willing to pay the extra to get those icy cool temps and i love the hydro series look, so call me a sucker, but ill stick with it :p 

Thanks for the input so far :)  although it is making me think about a few things....trying to figure out if i can afford the 128gig crucial M4

July 27, 2011 4:43:56 PM

I have to disagree on the SSD...I have Windows 7, MS Office 2007, CoD4, all of my basic utilities and browsers, and still have nearly 30GB of my 60GB drive free.

I did redirect the pagefile, turned off hibernation, moved the downloads folder, etc, but I still have plenty of room...

The rest looks good, besides the RAM and sound card as stated. Unless you are a major audiophile, the built in sound is pretty respectable
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