Building a gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: within two weeks

Budget Range: up to 850 euro (740 pound, 1172 USD)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, everything else

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.alternate.nl

Country of Origin: Holland

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: probably not, and if I would only a little bit

SLI or Crossfire: probably in the future (1-2 years)

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: none

this is what I have come up with, I would like to know if this is a good selection and if not how it can be improved:

GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC (with a free download for batman: arkham city)
https://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=graphicscardPCIe&artno=JCXNFM00&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K
https://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=cpu&artno=HR5I05&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-800G
https://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=powerSupply&artno=TN8V62&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

case: Aerocool Vx-9 Pro
https://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=pccase&artno=TQXR32&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
https://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=mainboard&artno=GREG41&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

RAM: G.Skill 4 GB DDR3-1333 Ki
https://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=ram&artno=ICIFG3T7&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

HDD: Samsung HD103SJ
https://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=harddiskSATA&artno=AEBU11&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

DVD: LiteOn IHAS122
https://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=dvdr&artno=CEBL5Y&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

extra case fans: 2x Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 Blue LED
https://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/productDetail.html?searchClass=casefan&artno=TL9M07&cn=1&tn=BUILDERS

this all adds up to 830 euro's

complete build (the site has a PC-builder)
https://www.alternate.nl/html/pcbuilder/detailView.html?cn=1&cmd=loadConfirm&id=277387&tn=BUILDERS


thanks in advance for the feedback!
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  1. 1 years time the GTX 560 ti will be old junk
    in 2 years time it will be impossible to find new.

    And you wont need SLI until after you replace the monitor .

    Consider a 650 watt psu , and 1600MHz RAM
  2. Hi marinusV,
    Your motherboard has 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3_0, SATA3_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices. Your hard-drive is only sata 2.
    You should buy this drive:

    https://www.alternate.nl/html/search/result.html?tn=HARDWARE

    has much better specs. (I noticed in alternate this drive has only 2 years warranty but western digital has 5 years warranty on this drive better check this out befor you buy).
    Also if you will put 64 bit OS I would buy much more ram, something like this
    would be better:

    https://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Geheugen_DDR3-1600/G.Skill/16_GB_DDR3-1600_Quad-Kit/372337/?

    You could go with a 650 watt psu as Outlander_04 said but as more you have as better for you, since like that you
    will feel free to add more devices to your system like more hdd's (maybe RAID) and of course second vga.
    All other parts are ok for me for that price range.
  3. copnas said:
    Hi marinusV,
    Your motherboard has 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3_0, SATA3_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices. Your hard-drive is only sata 2.
    You should buy this drive:

    https://www.alternate.nl/html/search/result.html?tn=HARDWARE

    has much better specs. (I noticed in alternate this drive has only 2 years warranty but western digital has 5 years warranty on this drive better check this out befor you buy).
    Also if you will put 64 bit OS I would buy much more ram, something like this
    would be better:

    https://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Geheugen_DDR3-1600/G.Skill/16_GB_DDR3-1600_Quad-Kit/372337/?

    You could go with a 650 watt psu as Outlander_04 said but as more you have as better for you, since like that you
    will feel free to add more devices to your system like more hdd's (maybe RAID) and of course second vga.
    All other parts are ok for me for that price range.


    the link to the hdd you suggested doens't seem to be working, could you perhaps tell what hdd you had in mind, then I'll find it
  4. hmm thats strange doesn't work for me either.

    write this in the search bar: Western Digital WD1002FAEX
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