Building a new PC, need opinions. Tags: New Build Systems Product 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 Outlander_04 August 21, 2011 10:14:50 AM you are unlikely to see any improvement in games m 0 l 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 m 0 l Related resources Plan on building a new pc, need advice/opinions. - Forum Hi very new to PC building and need opinions. - Forum Building new PC need opinions. - Forum Building a new PC need some opinions - Forum Building new PC, need CPU opinions. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Building New PC, Need Opinions Forum SolvedNew PC Builder Need Opinions On Build! Forum New Pc Build, need advice and opinions Forum Building New Gaming PC...Need Opinions..Thanks Forum Solved[New Build]Need opinions on this Cyberpower pc Forum Building new PC, need opinions on parts. Forum Building a New PC, Need Advice and Opinions Forum New Pc build Need Opinions Forum SolvedBuilding My New (and First!) Gaming Rig :: Need advice/ opinions. $1600 budget Forum SolvedBuilding a new PC, opinions? Forum SolvedBuilding a pc - need opinions Forum SolvedFirst time building a gaming PC, need opinions and help. Forum SolvedBuilding my first PC, need some of your opinions and recommendations. Forum SolvedBuying a new PC , need opinions. Forum New PC Build -- Need opinions about chosen parts!! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !