Solved 1st time builder - Gaming PC Tags: New Build Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Outlander_04 October 11, 2011 6:27:03 PM RAM should be 1.5 volt for sandy bridge | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Related ressources Another 1st time Gaming PC builder - Forum 1st Time Builder ($1700 gaming PC ) - Forum 1st time desktop builder - 1300$ i7 gaming - Forum 1st Time Builder , Gaming PC - Forum 2k Gaming /Multimedia PC 1st time builder needs advice - Forum Ask the community Publish 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. | Report abuse myself0987 October 11, 2011 8:33:33 PM Thanks a lot guys, your comments have been really helpful | Report abuse myself0987 October 11, 2011 8:33:45 PM Best answer selected by myself0987. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>1st time builder - Gaming PC> Related ressources: Forum1st Time Builder - Moderate Gaming and Coding - ≤$900 Forum1st time builder seeking advice on my budget gaming pc ForumIs this i3-2105 rig good for gaming ? ($400 budget, 1st time builder ) Forum1st time builder needs advice for gaming PC components Forum1st Time Builder - $800 Gaming - Seeking Advice ForumVERY Novice ( 1st Time Builder ) Please help! - i5 Gaming Build Forum1st time pc builder in hope of some suggestions Forum$800 Gaming Build - Please rate, 1st time builder Forum1st time builder : ~$1800 productivity/ gaming PC advice Forum1st Time PC Builder $1400 Gaming PC ForumGaming PC Silent Mini tower 1st time build ForumNew Sub $700 build Forum1st time builder: ~$1800 productivity/gaming PC advice ForumVERY Novice (1st Time Builder) Please help! - i5 Gaming Build Forum[Solved] $1000 Gaming PC - First Time Builder More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !