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Can someone once-over my $1200 Setup?

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October 3, 2011 12:57:35 AM

I've gotten pretty much everything I needed, I just need someone to glance over and check that I didnt mess anything up (i.e. MB doesnt work with RAM) or something like that.

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Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 912

HDD

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Monitor
Asus ML228H 21.5" Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design

GFX Card
GIGABYTE GV-N570OC-13I Rev2.0 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU
XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


Mouse-Keyboard

Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 920-002950 Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse

Extra
Kingwin ATS-W24 Anti-Static Wrist Strap w/ Grounding Wire

RAM
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

MOBO
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Cooler
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

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This amounts to $1300 after tax. Is everything alright? Or should I change anything or upgrade anything or downgrade anything?

Thanks!

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October 3, 2011 1:01:07 AM

maybe not biostar, since their quality tends to be worse than other companies
October 3, 2011 1:04:16 AM

Would

Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

be a better alternative? Same price around $130
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October 3, 2011 1:57:45 AM
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morgoth780 said:
maybe not biostar, since their quality tends to be worse than other companies

Not necessarily. Some of there boards are well built and have great feedback. The one he chose is actually fine in terms of feedback.

I would recommend the AsRock Gen3:

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

Everything else in your build looks nice. I would get a HAF 912 as it is cheaper and is just as great, but the one you chose is still great.
October 4, 2011 6:08:40 AM

Thanks guys for the input. I am thinking of switching to a gtx 570 any thoughts on that? I know it is a bit expensive, and thats stretching my budget a little bit. I downgraded my case and took off a few games so I will be able to include it.
October 4, 2011 6:45:03 AM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SAO0Z4/ref=ox_sc_a... $329.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI nVidia GeForce GTX570 Twin Frozr II OC 1280MB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N570GTX TWIN FROZR II/OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
October 4, 2011 6:48:05 AM

Is 850W really necessary? I'm not planning to SLI in the next 2-3 years
October 4, 2011 6:57:12 AM

samvallejo9 said:
Is 850W really necessary? I'm not planning to SLI in the next 2-3 years


No its not necessary, a good gold certified 650W PSU will get you past on that GPU in you dont plan on going SLI. Just to be safe, get a 700W PSU in your case.
October 4, 2011 7:07:49 AM

samvallejo9 said:
Is 850W really necessary? I'm not planning to SLI in the next 2-3 years

It's pretty simple if you do the math. For what that MSI card cost along with free shipping, your getting a psu that will push two of those cards and leave you some headroom without having to replace the psu later on if you decide to SLI two of those cards for the same amount of money that you were going to pay for that Gigabyte card and 750w psu.
October 4, 2011 7:35:49 AM

Hmm your right, my corsair PSU didnt even have the 2 x 6 Pin inputs. Oops.
October 11, 2011 1:36:02 AM

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