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Critique my Build 700-800

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November 27, 2011 6:25:22 AM

I am looking to put together my first build ever so ANY information/advice etc is appreciated. I have been overwhelmed by the amount of expertise the people on this site have. I will be using this for some gaming, multi-tasking and playing captured video on software I have. I am a coach and will be breaking the video of my players down with this software. My last computer was over 10 years ago so I am excited. For my uses is a SSD worth the money?

Budget
About $700-800

When

week or 2

Location
central-cal,Usa

vendors used
newegg, amazon, tigerdirect
Open to others

Uses

I will be using this for some gaming, multi-tasking and playing captured video on software I have. I am a coach and will be breaking teh video of my players down with this software. My last computer was over 100 years ago so I am excited

Equipment not needed.
Monitor, os, keyboard, HD, dvd etc..

crosffire/sli

maybe in the future


Overclocking
Will be OCing for the first time for gaming

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, Intel XMP Ready, Unbuffered

Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 Power Supply - 650 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC

EVGA 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti SuperClocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, Overclocked, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

**** This build is a tad under 700 before MIR

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November 27, 2011 6:35:38 AM

to OC you need the 2500K processor
but it wont help a great deal for games where the limitaion is usually the graphics processor

The rosewill case won an award from Tomshardware for being cheap . In the article they said they wish thay had had enough money in the budget for an Antec 300 because the rosewill was made of thin metal and cheap plastic
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November 27, 2011 6:41:36 AM

I really am not set on the case...I am just looking for something around that price range that is well ventilated....as far as the GPU is concerned, do you think that is a good enough GPU to play most games?
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November 27, 2011 6:52:36 AM

chek how close r u to microcenter .. ther is one in santa clara
u can pick up nice 2500k + ASUS combo
GPU is good .. also what resolution r u gaming on ?
also might whanna consider aftermarket heatsink for ur CPU
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November 27, 2011 6:55:10 AM

Shilaylay said:
I really am not set on the case...I am just looking for something around that price range that is well ventilated....as far as the GPU is concerned, do you think that is a good enough GPU to play most games?


To play most games? yes. To play most games at impressive settings? No. However it's about the card one would expect to see in your price range. The build looks good. I would get the low profile Vengance instead of the regular ones in case you install an aftermarket cooler.

As Outlander_04 already said, you'll want the i5-2500K if you want to overclock and the Antec 300 is a sturdier case.
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November 27, 2011 6:58:24 AM

Yes, I meant to put i5K 2500k that was a typo....ty for the advice on the ram I had never thought about it!
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November 27, 2011 7:02:34 AM

madchemist83 said:
chek how close r u to microcenter .. ther is one in santa clara
u can pick up nice 2500k + ASUS combo
GPU is good .. also what resolution r u gaming on ?
also might whanna consider aftermarket heatsink for ur CPU



I am about 3 hours away from a Santa Clara unfortunately.
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November 27, 2011 9:08:06 PM

Can anyone tell me a suitable SSD for this build? If I went to a more expensive Case does anyone have suggestions? Thinking less than $100
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November 27, 2011 9:55:53 PM

Antec 300
Antec 300 Illusion
Coolermaster HAF
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November 28, 2011 1:55:29 AM

Cooler master rc-690 II advanced imo best case for the money and feafures
If u can find bitfenix raider it's a good one too
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November 28, 2011 2:28:18 AM

It's hard to fit an SSD on your budget, but if you want a $100 SSD there are two choices in my opinion - the Crucial M4 64GB and the Samsung 830 64GB. Right now the M4 is $112 on newegg and the 830 is $95 on newegg but those prices are a little volatile around this kind of year.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I will warn you that a good chunk of those who buy 64GB boot drives find themselves wishing they'd have splurged for a 120GB+ drive. Between the size of windows and the size of games and the fact that SSD's perform worse when they pass 80% capacity, 64GB cuts it close. If you think you're going to be fine with 64GB then go for it, but you might be better off saving up for a larger drive.
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