What do you think of this build?

Hey guys, I want to get a good new comp, so I've been doing some research and came up with this build:

Case: Medium Tower Vitsuba Master Acrylic SAN-450-C w/vent

Motherboard: AM3/DDR3 MSI 870A-G54 140w/2x16x/R5S3/U3/Glan

Processor: AM3 AMD Phenom II X6 Six-Core 1090BE 3.20 Ghz 9M 125W // 1155 Intel Quad Core i5-2500K 3,30 Ghz 6 Mb Box

Graphics Card: PCI-Express 16x Asus ENGTX560 DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 925/4200 2xD/mH

Hard Drive: 3½ SATA2 3 Gb/s LowPower Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5 Tb 64 Mb

RAM: DDR3 1600 Mhz Kingston HpX KHX1600C9D3/4G CL9@1.65V (x 2)

ReWriter: DVD±RW Dual Layer Samsung SH-S223C W±22x DL±16 SATA Negra

I'm Not sure about wich power supply to get.. Do you think 650w is enough?

Do you think it's good? Balanced?
I would love to hear advises, opinions and everything you want to say.
The use of the computer will be mostly gaming, audio and video edition too..
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  1. Well we have a problem with the board being designed to support AMD processors and you having an Intel® Core™ i5-2500K. Also if you are going to go with 2nd generation Intel Core processor you are going want to change the memory out to some that is 1.5v over the 1.65 that you have select as that high of voltage can damage the processor and void your warranty.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusuast Team
  2. Thanks for your answer!

    and what if i switch the processor to a :
    AM3 AMD Phenom II X6 Six-Core 1090BE 3.20 Ghz 9M 125W?
  3. All terrible choices in my opinion. Besides you haven't told us your uses or budget for this computer.


    Which is why we recommend you fill out the new build form in the new build section.

    The motherboard you chose has no upgrade ability.

    The hardrive is 5400rpms, too slow, you want a 7200rpm drive.

    There are better cpu choices for the money, depending on what your using the computer for. X6 is a terrible choice for gaming because it's more expensive than a faster clocked quad core.
  4. Thank you very much, I'll remake the build.

    What motherboard do you recommend for an Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor?

    My budget is about $1200 and It'll be be used mostly for gaming, all types of games.. Web surfing, video and audio edition.. watching movies too

    I have a 1680 x 1050 resolution
  5. I5 2500k - 220$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    Asrock z68 extreme 3 - 125$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271&Tpk=asrock%20extreme3%20z68

    Ram 8gb - 50$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    Case - 30-100 depending on what you like (nzxt gamma, antec 300, rosewill challenger etc etc)

    Pc power n cooling 650w - 60$ after promo code +20$ MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703026

    Samsung spinpoint 1TB - 60$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20spinpoint%20f3

    CPU cooler CM hyper 212+ - $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Dvd - 20$

    Gpu - Sapphire 6950 2gb - 265$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
    or
    gtx 570
    $320 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127552
    $310 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0371742

    You might have enough for a new 24" 1080p monitor (anywhere from $170 to 300)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspxSubmit=ENE&N=40000020%20600030619&IsNodeId=1&Description=24%20inch%20led%20monitor&name=24%22&Order=PRICE&Pagesize=20

    Assuming your case is $100 and you chose the AMD 6950 2gb, total before shipping and rebates is about $930. You have Almost $300 more for a decent 24" monitor.

    Edited to add links. Also to add case options below.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Enforcer-Interior-SGC-1000-KWN1/dp/B004WK3KKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316750743&sr=8-1
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=corsair+500r&x=0&y=0
  6. I really appreciate your answer sky, but the problem is that I live in Argentina, and the prices, now that i check, are kinda higher.
    I've checked all your suggestions, and the budget here with all that is around.. $1300/1400

    For example, the Sapphire 6950 here is around $400, and the Asrock z68 extreme around $220, and the I5 2500K $310..

    So with that 3 things I have around $930 budget, when you have $610..
    It's a big difference.. that's what I get for living in the 3rd world :P
  7. I see. In that case, keep you're old monitor and get an amd 6870 (almost 100$ cheaper). Get the i5-2400 if you're not overclocking (cheaper by i think 40$) and then skip the cpu cooler (30$). How much does that total now
  8. Can you refer a website where you can get parts for so we have an idea as to how much prices are in your country.
  9. http://www.ocstore.com.ar/productos.asp (Productos = products)

    I usually get my computer built there, as they don't charge for setting it up, and they also give 1 year warranty.

    I can go with the i5-2500K (around $310)

    and I would like a graphic card with good clock speed, this is the one i had in mind:
    http://www.ocstore.com.ar/productos.asp?opt=2&cod=16&sprod=240&art=10875
  10. mobo - $249

    cpu (non-oc) - $264
    or
    cpu for OC - $301

    samsung HDD - $87

    4GB RAM - $76

    Antec EA650w - $128

    Antec Three Hundred - $84


    Total so far for the 2400 is $888. Total for 2500k is $925 (plus aftermarket cooler for OC, which I assume you would do since that's the whole point of getting the 2500k. I couldn't figure out what it's called in the website but look for the coolermaster hyper 212+ it's cheap and good performance.)

    That leaves us with $200-300 for the GPU. With these, you can squeeze the GTX 560 (do note, GTX560 is weaker than the GTX560Ti, though the asus OC would certainly help)


    If it's purely for gaming and you want a lower total, you could get:
    I3-2100 $165
    Asus P8H61 Pro $140
    RAM 4GB $62

    for a total of $666 (same case, psu, hdd) before GPU.

    PS I forgot to look for a dvd drive, I'm sure they're not expensive though.

    check out this page for GPU Bench Mark comparison.
  11. Xeba said:
    I really appreciate your answer sky, but the problem is that I live in Argentina, and the prices, now that i check, are kinda higher.
    I've checked all your suggestions, and the budget here with all that is around.. $1300/1400

    For example, the Sapphire 6950 here is around $400, and the Asrock z68 extreme around $220, and the I5 2500K $310..

    So with that 3 things I have around $930 budget, when you have $610..
    It's a big difference.. that's what I get for living in the 3rd world :P


    Isn't it wonderful how after we all waste our time with suggestions that the person then tells us they live in another country.... :hello:

    Exactly why I told you in my first post to fill out the NEW BUILD FORM in the new build section. Which you failed to do.
  12. That MSI board is HORRIBLE. I had it, and after two replacements, it lasted a total of 3 days, I finally just returned it to Newegg and asked for my money back, I'm never buying MSI again. Gigabyte, Asus, or Asrock are far, far better choices.
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