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Oct 11, 2011, 5:29 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
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
So far, I've picked these :
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
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
Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III
Power Supply :
Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V
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
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
time builder gaming
Oct 11, 2011, 6:27 PM
RAM should be 1.5 volt for sandy bridge
Oct 11, 2011, 6:54 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.
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Oct 11, 2011, 7:02 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.
Oct 11, 2011, 7:03 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.
Oct 11, 2011, 8:33 PM
Thanks a lot guys, your comments have been really helpful
Oct 11, 2011, 8:33 PM
Best answer selected by myself0987.
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