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My 2nd build parts review

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November 27, 2011 1:11:57 AM

So I am getting ready to build my 2nd computer, but I am nervous and just want to run all these parts by some more experienced people. This computer will be mostly for gaming but I am also going to buy home and student so I can take care of some work. I am hoping to keep the price under 1200 but I am planning to buy a few parts per pay check so if I go over that its no problem. I also plan to use some parts from my first build to save a few bucks.

I already have Case - Antec 900 Hard Drive - Western Digital VelociRaptor and a random 500GB

And I am planning on buying

Processor - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz

Mother board 1st choice- ASUS P8P67 DELUXE or Pro (not sure the difference)

Mother board 2nd choice - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

RAM - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Power supply - Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W ( My last PS is Rosewill and it works great and is cheap!)

Video Card- EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 1G ( two of em)

OS - Windows 7 premium 64bit ( Not sure if I will get the OEM or the standard /w support, I think I am willing to pay extra for some support)

I just want to make sure all this will work together and make sure I am getting optimal performance within my price range.

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November 28, 2011 11:45:58 PM

Hello, I would suggest going with a 2500k or even a 2400 for the CPU as you will see little to no difference in gaming at your price range the video cards will not be enough to push the CPU to a bottleneck. As for the MOBO the new z68's as much nicer then the p67 series. Your best bet would be 8gigs RAMM as it will be more then enough ramm for anything you are looking at doing. PSU 850HX Corsair as it will be plenty for a sli setup, is a safe bet for clean power and will last you for your next 2-3 builds. I am a little biased for Nvidia with GPU's but your link was to a 560 the weaker of the 2 560's out. I advise getting 2*560 TI. Get the standard windows 7 64bit.

With all those it puts you right at $1,190.
November 28, 2011 11:56:32 PM

i5 2500k is the best of the best when it comes to gaming.
i7 is more for video editing.
im not sure if you need 1000w, may 800w+?
November 29, 2011 12:05:35 AM

Get 2 560ti not just a 560. A good 750w would be more than enough for your needs.

Corsair TX750