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October 18, 2011 7:23:55 PM

I want to build a new gaming PC and this is what I have come up with so far. I would appreicate any feedback. This will be my first build.

Mother Board and CPU
ASUS P8Z68-V & Core i5-2500K

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-P8Z68-V-Core-i5-2500K-Bundle...

424.99

Ram

Corsair 4GB Dual Channel Corsair DDR3 Memory for Intel Core i5 Processors

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Channel-Memory-Processors...

29.99 x 2

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB Superclocked Video Card

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Batman-Arkham-City/d...
589.99

SSD
OCZ Technology 240 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 3.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD32VTX240G

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-Vertex-3-5-Inch-OC...

326.00

PSU

Corsair HX850W 850w Modular Power Supply - Single Rail, 80 Plus Silver

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

149.99

Blu Ray
LG Electronics LightScribe 8x SATA Blu-ray Combo Internal Drive UH08LS10 BLACK/RBOX (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Electronics-LightScribe-UH08LS10-...

54.99

Case
cm haf 932

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Advanced-Tower-Supe...

132.57

OS
Windows Home Premium
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc_a...
99.99

Cooling
Corsair Air Series A70 Performance CPU Cooler CAFA70

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Air-Performance-Cooler-CA...

37.24

Monitor
Samsung P2770FH 27-Inch Full HD LCD Monitor
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-P2770FH-27-Inch-Monitor-B...
249.99
Or
Samsung S27A550H 27-Inch Class LED Monitor - Black
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-S27A550H-27-Inch-Class-Mo...

379.99

Please let me know waht you think.

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October 18, 2011 7:59:02 PM

the RAM you have selected is for first generation i5 processors .

For the 2500K you need RAM that runs at 1.5 volt or less
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October 18, 2011 8:19:44 PM

Amazon is a great alternative source for parts, especially if the are available thru Amazon Prime and you are a member. But Amazon does not specialize in making tech specs visible. Soooo . . .

If you want 8GB of memory, use 2x4GB sticks of 1.5V memory instead. It leaves you room to grow and sometimes is easier on the motherboard. EG:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Can't tell whether the mobo is a good deal or the right one because I couldn't (easily) figure out which Asus mobo it is. Asus is a good company, but until the mobo model is known can't say much else.

Same is true of the vid card - there are very good GTX 580s available for nearly $100 less, so you should compare specs and decide if +$100 is worth it. Too much trouble for me to look and compare.

Your monitor is a 27" 1920x1080 screen, a combo I personally prefer. (Had to go to the Newegg site to get that pretty important spec lol.) provides decent resolution for gaming and larger text size for, eg, looking at Tom's without shifting from the monitor's optimal setting. But you may be thinking your getting a 2560 resolution scree, which you personally may prefer.
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