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December 14, 2011 12:24:22 AM

Ok guys, first off thanks for everyone help and time. You guys have given me some great ideas for my computer build and I think I have it almost squared away. I just need some feedback on if what I have is solid. Any room for improvement ? Also what ram should I get?

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

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

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750

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

ASRock Z68 Extreme3

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

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570

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


OK as it stands everything is going to run me about $850, I have $1000 to spend. I still need RAM advice and of course if you see improvements please let me know. SO how does the build look ?
December 14, 2011 12:30:30 AM

Gelst said:
Ok guys, first off thanks for everyone help and time. You guys have given me some great ideas for my computer build and I think I have it almost squared away. I just need some feedback on if what I have is solid. Any room for improvement ? Also what ram should I get?

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

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

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750

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

ASRock Z68 Extreme3

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

EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570

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


OK as it stands everything is going to run me about $850, I have $1000 to spend. I still need RAM advice and of course if you see improvements please let me know. SO how does the build look ?


Do you have old HDD to be reused? HDD can be expensive these days
For Ram, get DDr3 1600 Mhz CAS 9 1.5V such as Corsair Vengeance 8 GB or Gskill Sniper/Ribjaw. Make sure its 1.5V not 1.65V.
PSU can be steped down to 650W and put some money into SSD if you can, you dont need 750W for a single card set up. Even if you plan to do SLI in the future, 750W is not enough to handle the system with SLI GTX 570.
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December 14, 2011 12:47:06 AM

Yes I have an old SSD that I can use, I hope. I don't see why I wouldn't be able to use this is what I currently have for an ssd.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

Also if you would please link me an alternative Power supply or the ram. I just want to make sure everything works and is compatible before I buy.
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December 14, 2011 12:50:24 AM

Gelst said:
Yes I have an old SSD that I can use, I hope. I don't see why I wouldn't be able to use this is what I currently have for an ssd.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

Also if you would please link me an alternative Power supply or the ram. I just want to make sure everything works and is compatible before I buy.

That Seagate is not an SSD, did you mean HDD?
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December 14, 2011 12:54:54 AM

LOL forgive my ignorance but it's been 3 years since I've built a pc. OK so I was planning on using that baracuda HD I have. But if that doesnt work I assume that I need a SSD now ?
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December 14, 2011 12:59:31 AM

Gelst said:
Yes I have an old SSD that I can use, I hope. I don't see why I wouldn't be able to use this is what I currently have for an ssd.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

Also if you would please link me an alternative Power supply or the ram. I just want to make sure everything works and is compatible before I buy.


That 7200.10 250 GB should be fine for secondary storage, but if you use it as a main OS drive, it would be a heavy bottleneck to your new system.

PSU: Corsair HX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR 3 1600 Mhz CAS 9 1.5V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - Solid State Drive get a 60 GB-120 GB as a main OS/boot drive if you can, you will see a HUGE difference in terms boot time, loadding times and application responsiveness.
Kingston HyperX 120 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are tight on a budget, switch out that GTX 570 SC for this GTX 560 TI 448 FTW, should give you extra 70 bucks to put into SSD. The GTX 560 TI 448 FTW (highest oced version) is very close to GTX 570 in performance you won't be able to see the difference.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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