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July 29, 2011 3:44:24 PM

This is the first time I decided to build my own PC (also the first time i posted in a forum), I managed to put together a PC by browsing on Newegg.com. I would appreciate help and comments on this combination.

Approximate Purchase Date: ~8/20/2011

Budget Range: 850-950 (+- 25)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Doing Homework...

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: U.S.A

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 or 1920x1080,

The build I put together:

  • Mobo:ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • CPU:Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

  • PSU:SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

  • CPU Cooling:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

  • DVD Burner:ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

  • GPU: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

  • Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply

  • RAM:G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT

  • Hard Drive:Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Additional Comments:I would appreciate any help or comments on my PC build, and sorry if my post in a bit messy. Thanks!!!
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    July 29, 2011 5:31:25 PM

    I would change two things:

    1. Get a 750W PSU. Might as well cover the option to add another 560 Ti later for SLI and cover other additions to the computer.

    2. Get G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR.
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    July 29, 2011 6:09:51 PM
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    kevinqi071197 said:
    This is the first time I decided to build my own PC (also the first time i posted in a forum), I managed to put together a PC by browsing on Newegg.com. I would appreciate help and comments on this combination.

    Approximate Purchase Date: ~8/20/2011

    Budget Range: 850-950 (+- 25)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Doing Homework...

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Country of Origin: U.S.A

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 or 1920x1080,

    The build I put together:

  • Mobo:ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • CPU:Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

  • PSU:SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

  • CPU Cooling:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

  • DVD Burner:ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

  • GPU: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

  • Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply

  • RAM:G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT

  • Hard Drive:Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Additional Comments:I would appreciate any help or comments on my PC build, and sorry if my post in a bit messy. Thanks!!!

  • change your motherboard to this gigabyte z68 ud4- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 160$ these will sell out they are usually 190$
    do get the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 60$
    this case is a better deal- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 60$ it is usually 70 and it give better cooling
    this dvd burner is shipped for free which saves about 5$- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    get this psu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 95$
    this ram is cheaper because it is 10$ off w/promo code- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    July 30, 2011 3:18:30 AM

    ok thanks all for your help! I will start tweaking my build again :D 
    July 30, 2011 3:55:14 AM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $189.98 save: $35.00 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
    August 1, 2011 1:02:30 PM

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