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First gaming build... suggestions?

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September 1, 2011 12:52:04 PM


Here's my specs so far (newegg)

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total is a little more than 1,000$ without rebates.

shipping is 7$



What advice could I get? anything I can do to save money without sacrificing performance? Also, what fps could I average on games do you think? ALSO, am I forgetting a vital part of the computer? :D 

Thanks!
September 1, 2011 1:40:57 PM

^ A motherboard might be useful xD

EDIT: And a HDD

Id also recommend looking at 1600MHz RAM, 1.5v. You could save money buying a cheaper case, without any performance loss, however obviously if you like the case, stick with it :) 
September 1, 2011 1:49:02 PM

AdrianPerry said:
^ A motherboard might be useful xD

EDIT: And a HDD

Id also recommend looking at 1600MHz RAM, 1.5v. You could save money buying a cheaper case, without any performance loss, however obviously if you like the case, stick with it :) 



I have a HDD, its bundled with the dvd burner... Its a seagate 1.5tb
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September 1, 2011 1:52:10 PM

which motherboard would you recommend?
September 1, 2011 1:54:52 PM

You've gone with a 700w PSU and a GTX 560Ti, so ill presume you'd like to leave the option open for SLI in the future.

A z68 or p67 (z68 recommended) socket 1155 is what your looking for. Some reputable brands include: MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock. Theres a wide range of prices.

What sort of budget are you on for the overall build?

Id also avoid that HDD and DVD deal, the HDD is only 5900RPM, you should be looking for at least 7200RPM HDD.

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Something like this for the motherboard, or ASUS/ASRock Equivalent: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im based in the UK so its awkward to me to give prices on what's good and bad to buy in the US since the prices are so different. The HDD and Optical Drive listed are very very common choices, so im confident they are well priced. Someone else maybe able to recommend a better motherboard though.
September 1, 2011 2:13:56 PM

with rebates and everything, I was hoping for around 900$
September 1, 2011 2:19:10 PM

Here's a build (not designed by me) from the Intel-Budget System Sticky which should give you an idea of what you can get for your money.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $219.99

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Motherboard : $129.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz (PC3 12800) : $59.99

Graphics Card: HIS H695FN2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity : $259.99

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive : $59.99

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case : $59.99

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W : $109.99 - 15.00 mail in rebate: $ 94.99

DVD Burner: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM: $18.99

Total Price: $903.99

Prices are more than likely outdated. Id love to be more helpful in pricing but the UK compared to the US is just so incredibly different and US prices confuse me :D 

Link to the sticky here, theres a few $900-1000 builds on there.
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/317203-13-bestconfi...

EDIT: GTX560Ti performs on about an equal level as a 6950 and i believe has more over clock potential. Either card is good though
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