I'm building a new gaming rig and I decided on the parts below (except for the motherboard). I just need someone to confirm that the current build works.
Secondly, if someone could offer some feedback about ASRock motherboards, that would be useful. I haven't heard of them before I started looking for parts, but from what I gather they're fairly good. The only thing I'm concerned about is that they're a relatively young company. Any opinions about quality of products, customer support, etc. are welcomed. Any opinions about alternative motherboards are welcomed as well..
I see no reason why it wouldn't work.
Asrock is up and coming, they are relatively new but their reputation has been improving. But I would read as many reviews on the specific mobo as possible, as the individual board performance is more important than company rep.
Looks a nice build. A friend of mine has just used the one of the new ASRock GEN3 board and is very pleased with it. Not to mention it looks really nice in his white 600T case
Not sure no your budget, but id consider dropping an SSD in there too, just to top it off Either 60GB as a boot with a few applications, or 120GB (which id recommend) to pretty much shove whatever you want on there with the 1TB WD Black used as large media storage.
One more question. I checked the ASRock mobo page (http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme...) for supported RAM... the GSkill isn't in their list. Does this mean trouble or does this mean that's just one particular memory model that wasn't tested by ASRock with this motherboard?
I wouldn't recommend the Kingston. 1.65v RAM tends to be avoided for SandyBridge.
Stick with 1600MHz, CL9, 1.5v - the G.Skill should be fine Its an incredibly popular RAM choice, I'm sure if there was any compatibility issues, people on the forums would know about it and it wouldn't be suggested in builds.