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September 15, 2011 10:41:30 PM

I'm planning on building my very first Gaming PC and am wondering if the parts i've chosen are a good fit for both online and offline gaming.

Parts:
Mobo: BIOSTAR TH67B LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ($74.99)

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($219.99)

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case($58.45)

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card($129.99)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL($51.99)

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive($39.99)

DVD Drive: TEAC Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE/ATAPI DVD-ROM Drive Model DV516E/B/S($32.99)

NIC: Intel EXPI9301CTBLK Network Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45($29.99)

PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom($69.99)

Total Price = $708.37( not including taxes, shipping or rebates)

I'm really new to this and I've been wanting a Gaming PC for awhile, I don't know if any of these are incompatable, I tried to match them the best I could, I also went by Feedback ratings to determine which product I picked.

Any help/criticism would be nice, please if you think something isn't good suggest a new part(s), I'm trying my best to keep it below $750 so i can get a OS for it. Thanks!


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a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2011 11:10:40 PM

i5 2500K + MSI 560 Ti TFII OC $449 ($20 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Asrock Extreme3 Z68 Gen3 $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 1333 $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate 1TB + Lite-On DVD Burner $72
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill Challenger $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Xigmatek 600w $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $778

You'll get a way better build more storage space. Way better graphics and a motherboard that can actually overclock.
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September 15, 2011 11:18:10 PM

Now with this build will I still need the network adapter to connect to the Internet?
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a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2011 11:26:35 PM

Motherboards have a built in LAN connection. No reason to buy a separate one unless you're going wireless.
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September 15, 2011 11:32:08 PM

Thank you boiler1990, I didn't know that.. that will make this build easier to buy =)

Is there anything else I might need to buy for this build... Btw i have a 42 inch HDTV for a monitor, Its overkill but I already have it
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September 15, 2011 11:41:07 PM

The H67 chipset you selected does not support overclocking, yet the i5-2500k is an an overclocking chip (has an unlocked multiplier). Either drop to a i5-2500 and save $10, or go with the motherboard that aznshinobi suggested since it supports overclocking. You can overclock a tiny bit with the stock heatsink, or you can get a cooler master hyper 212 and easily take it to 4.5 GHz.

The 6850 is better than the 5770 and you can get it for the same price with a rebate (I saw one the other day for $129.99 after rebate on newegg)

You don't need a NIC. Both motherboards linked in this thread have gigabit ethernet already.

You may also want to look into some combo's on newegg as they can save you some cash.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2011 11:47:26 PM

The build I suggested would be a MUCH better suited build for playing at that resolution.
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September 16, 2011 12:00:33 AM

aznshinobi said:
The build I suggested would be a MUCH better suited build for playing at that resolution.


what resolution is that?

Anyways, his goal is under 750, which could be achieved with your build by going back to the 320GB WD while staying with the light-on burner and counting the $20 rebate. I see no reason to spend more money to get a combo unless he actually wants the 1TB drive. Also, who knows whether he cares enough to buy a 560 Ti over a 6850 for $80 less (almost enough to buy Windows 7 Home Premium OEM). It might even be worth stepping up to a 6870 and still save $50 over the 560 Ti.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 12:19:27 AM

Assuming that his TV is 1920x1080" Then yes the 560 Ti, specifically the one I suggested would be better. I say the one I suggested because the 560 Ti TFII OC is stock OC'd to perform at the level of a 570.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 12:21:58 AM

@ Jaarsh, The 6850<6870<GTX 560 No Ti<GTX 560 Ti<560 Ti TFII OC=570
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September 16, 2011 12:39:54 AM

Alright, so if i was to go with your build aznshinobi would 4gb of ram be good enough? also i might not have to buy an os if i can take the one off my laptop and put it onto the new pc
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 12:43:43 AM

Yes 4GB is enough. Umm... By transfering OS what do you mean? I don't think that's possible unless you bought a retail copy.
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September 16, 2011 12:49:30 AM

I bought a copy online and burned to a cd, then i put it onto my laptop..
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 12:55:18 AM

Oh Ok, that works too. So you could do that as well.
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September 16, 2011 1:01:00 AM

only problem is i wont be able to trouble shoot if i run into a problem...
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September 16, 2011 1:12:42 AM

Umm what's OEM?
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 1:21:45 AM

OEM = Products that were from larger companies basically. So an OEM OS would be OS's that Dell/Lenovo would use, so they're sold cheaper since they aren't retail copies. They basically come with less to minimize price.
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September 16, 2011 1:26:40 AM

is there a difference in product? i dont understand why 1 would be cheaper than the other...
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September 16, 2011 1:36:46 AM

no i bought it for 74.99, it mustve been oem because it was only for 1 computer
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 1:37:43 AM

OH well get another OEM if it was that cheap :p  You should get a physical disk though, that way you have the actual thing when you have issues.
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September 16, 2011 1:38:47 AM

aznshinobi said:
@ Jaarsh, The 6850<6870<GTX 560 No Ti<GTX 560 Ti<560 Ti TFII OC=570


The 6870 is generally faster than the 560 (non TI).
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September 16, 2011 1:50:20 AM

you dont need a NIC card as its integrated into all mobos nowadays. Id run from the mobo and go with ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI.. Z68 chipset preferrably. Look for a PSU with a single 12 volt rail instead of 2, 3 or more. Corsair, Antec, P&C cooling... Try to at least fit a AMD 6850 video card into your budget.
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September 16, 2011 1:50:58 AM

How do i know whether to get 64 bit or 32 bit?
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 1:52:09 AM

,.... 64-bit is 4gb or more, 32-bit is 3gb or less.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 1:59:14 AM

Yep that should be fine.
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September 16, 2011 2:14:42 AM

managed to find a coupon for the mobo for $10 off =D
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 2:17:50 AM

The deal ends today.
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September 16, 2011 2:18:19 AM

Can i use ? COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case? its got 10 off

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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 2:34:11 AM

Yeah looks good for $40
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September 16, 2011 2:43:01 AM

Sweet looks like I'm going to buy it tonight
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September 16, 2011 2:55:02 AM

Its done =) came out to $862, i added the OS from newegg, lets pray that I can put it together without problems =D
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 3:01:59 AM

Alright good luck. BA the answer that helped you the most to close thread!
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September 16, 2011 3:02:39 AM

Best answer selected by Jaarsh.
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