Solved 1st time builder - Gaming PC Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: October 11, 2011 8:33 PM in Systems Share myself0987 October 11, 2011 5:29:27 PM Hello guys, I've been choosing parts for my new build for a few days, and I would like to know what you guys think about it before I hit "Purchase" Approximate Purchase Date: next week Budget Range: Max $1500 After Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Browsing Internet Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, optical drive, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Country of Origin: Canada Parts Preferences: by brand or type None Overclocking: Probably SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 So far, I've picked these : CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 Graphic card : EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB RAM : 2x CORSAIR XMS3 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Hard drive : Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III Power Supply : Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V Case : Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Is there any incompatibility ? Is this system balanced ? Could I get a better deal replacing some parts ? Current price : $1,395.91 Can Thanks, More about : 1st time builder gaming Outlander_04 October 11, 2011 6:27:03 PM RAM should be 1.5 volt for sandy bridge m 0 l ScrewySqrl October 11, 2011 6:54:33 PM 750W is too much for a single 580, but not enough for SLI. Either cut back to a 620-650W for a single card, or jump up to 850-900W for SLI. m 0 l Related resources Gaming first PC build 1st time builder. - Forum €1100 Gaming PC Build (1st time builder) - Forum Newegg Supercombo for 1st Time Builder/Gaming PC - Forum 1st time builder, Gaming PC ($1200-1350) - Forum 1st time Builder Need help making Gaming-Streaming PC 2500$ budget - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer abekl October 11, 2011 7:02:10 PM For the memory, get an 8 GB kit (matched pair) instead of buying two separate single stick kits. You're won't come up with a mismatched set that way. m 0 l Best solution ares640 October 11, 2011 7:03:44 PM Motherboard: I would get a full atx motherboard. Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 or MSI Z68 GD55 for example GPU: The 580 isn't really worth the price. There is roughly a 10-15% increase in performance over a 570 for $150 more. I would personally rather the 570. RAM: Get an 8Gb kit of 1.5 RAM, such as Corsair or Gskill 1600 mhz PSU: If you are absolutely sure you never wish to SLI, then 650 watts is perfect for your needs. I would recommend 80+ Silver in either Corsair or Seasonic Case: I would rather have a better looking case with more room and more fans, go full tower ATX such as HAF 932. It might just be me though, I am in love with my case. Share myself0987 October 11, 2011 8:33:33 PM Thanks a lot guys, your comments have been really helpful m 0 l myself0987 October 11, 2011 8:33:45 PM Best answer selected by myself0987. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources HELP w/ Gaming PC/Server Build! (1st Time Builder) Forum Another 1st time Gaming PC builder Forum 2k Gaming/Multimedia PC 1st time builder needs advice Forum 1st time builder needs advice for gaming PC components Forum 1st time builder: ~$1800 productivity/gaming PC advice Forum 1st Time Builder ($1700 gaming PC) Forum 1st Time PC Builder $1400 Gaming PC Forum Budget Gaming PC for 1st Time Builder Forum 1st Time Builder, Gaming PC <$800 Forum 1st Time Builder...Gaming PC, Help? Forum 1st time builder seeking advice on my budget gaming pc Forum Solvedsub $500 Gaming Build (1st time, Noob builder) Forum Solved1st Time Builder- Gaming Rig Forum Solved1st time PC builder Forum Solved1st time pc builder in hope of some suggestions Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !