Thoughts on my new build specs Tags: New Build Systems Last response: October 18, 2011 7:50 AM in Systems Share kevo56 October 17, 2011 3:40:25 PM Hi all, Just interested to hear your thoughts/oppinions on the specs for my new pc. Like many, I'm still learning when it comes to hardware etc but here it is - What I'm keeping from my previous build - Jantech 700W modular power supply Western digital caviar raptor 150 GB 10000 rpm ....think I need to get a new hdd? sata 3.0 this one is almost 4 years old =[ samsung 500 gb storage hdd New components - Gigabyte G1 sniper 2 mobo Intel i7 2600K Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) viper xtreme series PC3 15000 1866 MHz CL9 division 2 edition EVGA GeForce GTX 570 732MHz 2560MB PCI-E HDMI I'll probably end up getting a second gtx 570 over christmas and get an EK watercooling kit also (including buying 570 blocks) but thats not until a later stage Let me know what ye think Thanks Kev More about : thoughts build specs badtaylorx October 17, 2011 7:14:47 PM i think thats a good rig......i also think you could save a cppl bucks and go with the i5.....thats a great gaming chip..... spend the money you save on a new hard drive......would kinda suck if your new build crapped out cause you used a five year old raptor!!! MrQZETOL October 17, 2011 7:33:22 PM You could probably go with a cheaper motherboard and the i5-2500k cpu. With the money saved there you can go for an SSD to replace that raptor drive. Related resources Finally nailed down my new build specs !! yay - thoughts !? - Forum Spec 'd out new $600 HTPC/mid-level gaming build . Thoughts ? - Forum Thoughts on these specs for gaming? - Forum NEw Build Thoughts and sugestions - Forum Thoughts on these specs ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer inzone October 17, 2011 7:39:05 PM If you are planning on another 570 and you have water cooling you might want to up the power supply to 850w. With water cooling you have to account for the fans on the radiator and the pump. kevo56 October 18, 2011 7:50:08 AM Thanks for the replies =] Yeah think i'll get an SSD or a new Raptor.. Can I get some suggestions on a good option? I'm gonna be running windows 7 64bit, and only really need about 150GB at any one time for games etc Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New Build - $1,500 Hardware Budget - Thoughts ? Forum My New Build - Your thoughts ??? Forum Thoughts and recommedations on new i5-3570k build Forum New Build Components - Thoughts and Advice Forum Advice/ Thoughts on my new build Forum New AMD PC Build Thoughts and Recommendations welcome Forum Suggestions and thoughts on build ??? Forum Having a new desktop PC built, any thoughts on proposed spec ? Forum First new build ... $1600 i7 2600k... thoughts ? Forum Thoughts on building a new PC (coming from an E6600) Forum Thoughts and concerns for new build Forum Windows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change Forum Check my pre build Forum New Build Revised Forum $1000 Gaming Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !