Building a new PC, need opinions. Tags: New Build Systems Last response: August 21, 2011 4:19 PM in Systems Share huynher August 21, 2011 10:11:38 AM I'm just looking to upgrade/build a new computer, my current is 4 years old and isn't working very well at the moment. I've already picked out my parts I just need opinions/advice. RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM MOBO: MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 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 CASE: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply GPU: EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Moving from my current rig to new rig, wanted to hold out on buying an new GPU until I wear this one out) OTHER: 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 COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120 R4-L2R-20AR-R1 120mm Silent operation Red LED case fan (x 4) Any suggestions, opinions, or advice is welcome! More about : building opinions | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Outlander_04 August 21, 2011 10:14:50 AM you are unlikely to see any improvement in games | Report abuse mfarrukh August 21, 2011 2:45:57 PM You won't see significant performance boost in modern titles. If you can't afford more get a i3 2100 instead of i5 2500K and save the money for a good GPU like 6750 or 450 or 6770 | Report abuse morgoth780 August 21, 2011 2:48:31 PM are you going to overclock your i5 2500k cause if not it's not exactly worth it | Report abuse Related ressources Building new PC , need CPU opinions . - Forum Building a new desktop, need some opinions for my choices - Forum Building new PC , need CPU opinions . - Forum Building New Gaming PC...Need Opinions ..Thanks - Forum New PC Build -- Need opinions about chosen parts!! - Forum Ask the community Publish Haydon323 August 21, 2011 2:51:43 PM To really take advantage of a processor as fast as a 2500K, or higher, I personally wouldn't use a video card lower than a 6870 or 560ti, but that's just me. You'd get a 3 fold increase in fps over a 9800 GTX in most games. | Report abuse kajabla August 21, 2011 3:59:07 PM This will be a good build as soon as you get a GPU. Until then, it'll be wasted potential, but that's your choice. Everything looks good. | Report abuse kajabla August 21, 2011 4:19:46 PM Quote:+1 By then you will probably find better deals on the things you are trying to buy. True. I hadn't thought of that. That's probably a better idea. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Building a new PC, need opinions.> Related ressources: ForumBuilding new Computer need opinions ForumBuilding new PC , need opinions on parts. ForumBuilding First Gaming PC - Need Advice/ Opinions Etc ForumBuilding a New PC , Need Advice and Opinions ForumBuilding a PC , need your opinions ForumFirst New Build . I need your opinions and help ForumBuilding new PC need opinions . Forum[ New Build]Need opinions on this Cyberpower pc ForumBuilding a new gaming rig, need feedback/ opinions ForumNeed some opinions about the new rig i am building ForumNeed opinions on my Gaming PC partpicker build ForumBuilding Gaming PC , Need Opinions On Parts ForumBuilding my brother a computer need advice/ opinions . ForumFinally hitting a Microcenter! Should I buy these parts? ForumBuilding my first computer. Have parts picked, need opinions. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !