1st time build

1st time building a computer and need some advice.


Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: 600-700 Before/After Rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required:Keyboard,mouse,speakers,monitor, cd/dvd drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg or Microcenter

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: i5 2500k,corsair memory

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900(using old monitor)

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC and Good airflow.


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These are the parts I'm planning to order soon. Need some advice on some of parts i can replace with others.


Soon to order after I get the advice:

Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive WD10EALX - OEM

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0352167

OCZ Technology ModXStream Pro 600W Modular ATX Power Supply

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0301547

Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354611

EVGA GeForce GTX 560

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0365380

Antec 300 ATX Mid Tower Case

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0283272

AsRock Z68 Pro3-M Socket 1155 Z68 mATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0367879

Total cost of build: $763.04 after rebates and discounts

Kind of over my budget. What can i remove and replace with something else?

Thanks in advance!!!
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  1. Not bad.

    PSU is horrible. Corsair and Seasonic are the best. Antec and XFX are also good. Aim for 650 watt 80+ Silver

    GPU: Do not get a standard 560. Get the GTX 560 ti. It is only $20-40 more, but much much better. Dual fan editions are even better again, such as Twin Frozr III (HAWK)

    Motherboard is cheap. Only has 1 PCIe x16 slot and no front panel USB 3.0 support. Its up to you if you want to get a better one or not.

    You really need to add another $100-150 to make this build perfect.
  2. With your resolution you'd be fine with an AMD 6850, that should save some money.
  3. ares640 said:
    Not bad.

    PSU is horrible. Corsair and Seasonic are the best. Antec and XFX are also good. Aim for 650 watt 80+ Silver

    GPU: Do not get a standard 560. Get the GTX 560 ti. It is only $20-40 more, but much much better. Dual fan editions are even better again, such as Twin Frozr III (HAWK)

    Motherboard is cheap. Only has 1 PCIe x16 slot and no front panel USB 3.0 support. Its up to you if you want to get a better one or not.

    You really need to add another $100-150 to make this build perfect.


    what motherboard do u perfer?

    I'm looking into this one atm.
    ASRock
    P67 Extreme4 Socket 1155 P67 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0367878

    can the gtx 560 play most of the games high settings games?(bf3 mw3)
  4. FinneousPJ said:
    With your resolution you'd be fine with an AMD 6850, that should save some money.


    which 6850 brand do u perfer?
  5. pokettomonstua said:
    which 6850 brand do u perfer?


    The 6850 is junk, don't bother.

    I would recommend MSI Z68 GD55 for a good SLI capable motherboard
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