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October 20, 2011 6:08:54 PM

Hey guys. Built my first comp about 5 yrs ago. Now with BF3 coming out and all the new tech I would like to get back in the game. I put a build together and would like some feedback. Here it is:

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel


ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL


ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers



I already have a power supply that should work. I was also looking into getting a 3d monitor, but Ill wait for the prices to drop. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!

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October 20, 2011 6:38:46 PM

From a quick glance, I can tell you should get a monitor that has better than a 5ms reponse time for gaming you may end up with ghosting problems if I remember correctly. Something in the 2-3ms response range would be better. And for a monitor you can pick up ones that draw half the power easily for around the same price and probably even better spec. It may not seem that much but shaving 25w over course of how long you may end up using said monitor can help pay for itself, with no downsides if you do a bit of research on what to get.

I can't make any recommendations though as monitors are not my specialty, but hope that helps. Beyond that in terms of build, the tower looks solid without anything needing to be changed from a quick glance.
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October 20, 2011 7:10:17 PM

What is your OS. If it is Win. 7 64 bit , and you are going to have it on the 64gb SSD , then I would consider a little bit bigger SSD because it will fill up awfuly fast. I had an Intel 64gb for my first SSD and loaded XP 64bit and before long I was at 55gb , so I got another and put my games and other things on it. If you can catch a good sale somewhere a 240gb seems to be the sweet spot for SSD's. But that's just my take and anything between 120gb and 240gb would be fine. I know that ram prices are extremely low right now and I always say the more the better but if you do neew to make a cut somewhere then 8gb of ram is more than enough and if you don't need to make a cut then keep the 16gb (more is better).

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $197.99 and free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The M-4 is better than the C300.
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October 20, 2011 7:14:01 PM

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $184.99 and a $30 rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Much faster read/write speeds , 555mb/s and 515mb/s. I have the 180gb version and I like it very much.
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October 20, 2011 8:11:21 PM

Thanks for the replies. Yes OS will be Win 7. I will check out the other choices.
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October 20, 2011 8:21:08 PM

Added the bigger SSD and 2ms monitor. $1550 for everything....OS, Cooler Master Hyper 21, and USB wireless adapter.....ouch
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October 20, 2011 9:18:53 PM

checking memory compatibility I had to change the memory to

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL

Other type wasnt on the list.
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