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Final overview of my 1st build

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October 18, 2011 3:18:56 AM

Thanks to everyone for looking it over for me and spending your time here.

I am making a gaming computer and this is what I have come up with. I want to be able to upgrade it later on but this is just what I plan to start with. I am probably going to buy all of these parts tomorrow ( October 18th 2011). Any last minute suggestions would be nice that I will definitely look over thank you.

Here are all the components I am getting. In total they cost about $1400. I do plan to have this computer for a while and just upgrade it when needed rather then make a new one.


Case: Cooler Master HAF Black Mid-Tower Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Mobo: Asus P8Z68 Intel Mobo
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Processor:Intel Core i5-2500k processor
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


CPU Cooler:Cool master 212+
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply (750W) $90
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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Kingwin LAZER 850W Power Supply $140
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Graphics Card: Radeon Hd 6950
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


RAM: 16GB of Kingston Ram (4x4GB)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Hard drive: 1 Terabyte Hard drive... nothing special there


OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

If anything it is the power supply that I am not sure on right now. The two that I have picked out are $90 and $140. I'm not sure if I should bother with spending the extra $50 on the better one. Help would be good. Honestly if there was a cheaper one that would accommodate my needs I would be a lot happier.

Again Thanks for your help. :D 
October 18, 2011 3:28:28 AM

You won't need 16gb of ram. 8gb is standard. The Corsair 750w is good. Don't get the Kingwin.
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October 18, 2011 4:07:59 AM

Even 8 gig of RAM is more than a gaming pc needs

The motherboard is ridiculously expensive , and I cant work out why .

Because they claim you can run quad SLI? There are only two pci-e x 16 slots [ just the same as all the $150 mb's] and they can take dual gpu boards as well .

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October 18, 2011 4:13:18 AM

do not order from tigerdirect. order from ncix instead.
i've had to call tiger multiple times just to get them to ship half of my order.
ncix always ships instantly. GL
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October 18, 2011 4:24:04 AM

If you don't need the additional features that come with Z68 chipsets, (switchable graphics, ssd caching) then just get a P67 motherboard, they are cheaper. An Asrock P67 Extreme4 will have all the features you will ever need and be $100 cheaper. Also, look at the Xigmatek SD 1283 heatsink. It is basically the same thing as the H212+ but with a better mounting system and only $30. I have one and it keeps my i52500k < 45C when gaming.
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October 18, 2011 4:25:13 AM

fb39ca4 said:
If you don't need the additional features that come with Z68 chipsets, (switchable graphics, ssd caching) then just get a P67 motherboard, they are cheaper. An Asrock P67 Extreme4 will have all the features you will ever need and be $100 cheaper.


His motherboard is just too expensive. A z68 is better and most of the time at the same pricepoint with the p67.
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