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November 14, 2011 9:45:25 PM

Hi there guys, im looking at upgrading from a Dell T3400 to a new gaming computer. No problems with my Dell, just looking for something i can game on, and something that can handle more memory/Better Graphics card.
So ive put together what i think is a pretty nice build, i just was hoping all the components will work with each other nicely, i really don't want/ can't afford to run into issues. So ill be double checking as much as possible! :D  Ive provided the names of the products i am looking into, and the web address, this has all been done through TigerDirect! Plus do you guys think i will be able to do some serious gaming with this setup? Ill be using a 32' inch Sony Bravia for my monitor, with HDMI Connections, etc. Plus the video card is pretty nice, along with all that memory, and the processor. Let me know if this setup should put together with ease! I hope it will!

Mother Board
MSI P67A-C43 B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel P67 Express, DDR3 2133MHz (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, Gigabit LAN, 1 x PCI-Express x16, USB 3.0
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

Ram Sticks
Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance 16GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - 1600MHz, 4x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Processor
Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail

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

Video Card
EVGA 01G-P3-1567-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti DS Superclocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini-HDMI 1.4a, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Power Supply
Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply - 750 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HeatSink/Fan/Water Cooling
Corsair CWCH80 Hydro H80 CPU Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA 2011, AM2, AM3
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Computer Case
Cooler Master SGC-1000-KWN1 Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX, 4x Ext 5.25", 1x Ext 3.5", 6x Int 3.5", 1x 200mm Red LED Fan, 1x 120mm Fan, 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 2x USB 2.0 Ports, Black
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...(

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November 14, 2011 11:26:51 PM

Get the i5 2500K instead of the i7 and save $100. It is just as good for gaming as the the i7.
You only need 8GB RAM. 16GB is way overkill for gaming.
You also don't need expensive liquid cooling unless you are going to be doing extreme overclocking. A nice Hyper 212 would do just as well and would save you money.
Put the $100 of the savings towards the GTX 570
Put the other $70 towards a better motherboard. Your mobo does not support SLI and does not have many PCI slots.
I don't see a hard drive or optical drive here so I assume you already have them. If you don't, you can stick with the 560 Ti and that should cover a cheap optical drive and most of a 500gb hard drive.
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November 15, 2011 2:52:53 AM

Get a z68 motherboard.
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November 15, 2011 3:07:23 AM

Get an i5 2500k, no difference in gaming capabilities unless you are doing video/photo editting

Your motherboard is kinda weak and cheap, to make it future upgradable as possible I would say look for the Z68 motherboard its more versatile than the P67. Use the money saved if you go with the i5 to try and get this.

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

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November 15, 2011 11:41:17 AM

roblaw42 said:
Get the i5 2500K instead of the i7 and save $100. It is just as good for gaming as the the i7.
You only need 8GB RAM. 16GB is way overkill for gaming.
You also don't need expensive liquid cooling unless you are going to be doing extreme overclocking. A nice Hyper 212 would do just as well and would save you money.
Put the $100 of the savings towards the GTX 570
Put the other $70 towards a better motherboard. Your mobo does not support SLI and does not have many PCI slots.
I don't see a hard drive or optical drive here so I assume you already have them. If you don't, you can stick with the 560 Ti and that should cover a cheap optical drive and most of a 500gb hard drive.


Well thank you for the feedback, im very excited to start this build! I do already have a 1TB Black Caviar in my Dell right now, and a 32, and 64 Bit version of Windows 7 Enterprise. (Yes, Both are Legal). I decided to go for a better motherboard, Asus. I also took a step down to a 8GB Ram sticks, which hopefully get the job done, i will be upgrading to 16GB in the future. Now ive been looking at reviews of the EVGA GTX 570 and it just hasn't got a ton of good reviews, which makes me a bit uneasy. So i decided to go a step above it and get a EVGA GTX 580, superclocked. I changed my case to a corsair, im thinking that the coolermaster will be a little tough to set up liquid cooling with. The only reason i am worried about not using liquid cooling i think might run into trouble with not having enough room for a giant heat sink. Should i grab a higher watt power supply? the GTX 580 does require a little bit more of wattage.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
(MotherBoard)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
(RAM Sticks)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
(Intel Processor)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
(Video Card)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
(Power Supply)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
(Heat Sink/Water Cooler/Fan)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
(Computer Case)

Total: $650 Plus Shipping


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