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Would this be a good build with a budget of ~$950

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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  1. looks pretty good

    I'd switch out the WD to the Samsung Spinpoint F3, more 360GB more on a faster drive for $5 more:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=spinpoint%20f3
  2. 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.
  3. Best answer
    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=N82E16813128494 160$ these will sell out they are usually 190$
    do get the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=f3%201tb 60$
    this case is a better deal- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&Tpk=antec%20300%20illusion 60$ it is usually 70 and it give better cooling
    this dvd burner is shipped for free which saves about 5$- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    get this psu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 95$
    this ram is cheaper because it is 10$ off w/promo code- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
  4. ok thanks all for your help! I will start tweaking my build again :D
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.689144 $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
  6. Msi twin frozr II has better cooling for $10 more : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594 including mir on both cards btw
  7. Best answer selected by kevinqi071197.
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