Review my build Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Last response: October 22, 2011 9:08 PM in Systems Share Munchdog October 22, 2011 7:00:00 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Yesterday Hi everyone, trying to do my first system build for my kid. We're both excited! I want to make a build for CoD4:MW CoD:MW2 and CoD:MW3 and BF3. Probably I will not use it other than gaming. Budget Range: max $2000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming - BF3 Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, NewEgg, Microcenter Country of Origin: CO, USA Parts Preferences: Intel Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Maybe/ Maybe Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Things I have already decided on: CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K - $200 GPU - 1 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 - $500 MOBO - Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 - $200 Cooler: Antec 620 - $60 Microcenter had a great deal on CPU and MOBO for $400 - otherwise I woulda gone i5 2500k Leaning towards: Case - Cooler Master - HAF X or Cosmos S SSD - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive - $199 HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s - $60 Optical - LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache - $70 Need help on: PSU - Want Corsair, thinking 850W for future headroom. Do I go Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W or Professional Series HX850? Or something else? RAM - Like Crucial, best option in 16GB configuration? Prefer 1600 mhz If you have thoughts on anything on the list, definitely let me know. I've gleemed this all from the 1000 threads or so I've read from this forum this week More about : review build Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system October 22, 2011 8:14:36 PM no one needs 16gig of RAM for gaming . Dont waste your money even at that price a 2500k is cheaper . Dont waste your money m 0 l Munchdog October 22, 2011 8:19:38 PM Thanks, figured for $20 more than the i5, the i7 was a good upgrade. Also figure its about $50 for 8GB, $100 for 16GB - nice to have incase I end up using it for work realted stuff, video/photo editing. Any thoughts on Power? m 0 l Related resources Need suggestions / Review my build - Forum £700/$1200 Build review needed! - Forum review my build? £700 - Forum Final review before i purchase this build - Forum Under $850 BF4 Build. review my build please! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system October 22, 2011 8:32:08 PM 750 - 850 watts sounds about right m 0 l pckitty4427 October 22, 2011 9:08:32 PM Munchdog said:Thanks, figured for $20 more than the i5, the i7 was a good upgrade. Also figure its about $50 for 8GB, $100 for 16GB - nice to have incase I end up using it for work realted stuff, video/photo editing. Any thoughts on Power? Here's a good calculator for that: http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPC Build Review (2nd Computer, need thorough input) Forum SolvedPlease review my build Forum SolvedNEW to this please my build review thanks a lot ! Forum SolvedAdvice Needed: Looking to buy a new build, please review my choices. Forum SolvedGaming Build Review Forum SolvedFinal build review. Forum SolvedPlease review my build! Forum SolvedPlease Review My Gaming PC Build Forum SolvedPC Build Review Forum Solved1st custom build...pls help review! Forum SolvedReview my $1500 PC Build Forum SolvedBudget Everyday Computer Build Review Forum Solved500$ gaming build review Forum Solvedbuild review and debate over custom build or alienware. Forum SolvedGaming Build - Review. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !