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Approximate Purchase Date: One Week

Budget Range: Max 1100

System Usage: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speaker, OS

Preferred Website: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preference: Intel CPU, Nvidia chipset

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI: No

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)

Additional Comments: I have a good idea about what I want, just looking for some critiquing and any advice from the community. This is my first build.

Parts Chosen:

Antec Three Hundred Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

Power Supply: Corsair AX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139016

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128512

CPU: Intel Core I-5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130660

RAM: Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148477

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM SATA III (for Data)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795

and

Crucial m4 64GB SSD (for OS)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

DVD: ASUS 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Wireless Adaptor: Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166038

After Market Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


Current Price: 1,029.40 (already own SSD)

Thanks everyone!

EDIT: Fixed links.
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  1. Good build! The PSU is overkill. Drop it to something not so expensive (and maybe not modular?) and use the cash to get a GTX 560 Ti or GTX 570.
    Everything else is pretty damned good!

    Also, please fix the URLs. No need for tags it does it automatically.
  2. Best answer
    GFX - I'd shoot for the 560 Ti not the 560 (w/o the Ti) .... the Ti is the one w/ all the good reviews.

    These are $40 - $55 more but well worth the investment as they are also factory overclocked with more robust VRM;s and over sized coolers
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006662&IsNodeId=1&Description=560%20Ti%20900Mhz&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

    Personally, I prefer the asus which has shown great propensity for further OC'ing (30+% over reference speed)
    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425

    PSU - Save $80 here for a jonnyguru performance rating of 9.5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    Save $8 on the RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

    Ya can pick up 5-7C on the cooling with the 212's bugger brother
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103103

    I generally choose the Asus model for the extra PCI-E x16 slot, Intel LAN 82579 chipset and newer Realtec sound (Realtek ALC892 ) and e-SATA port
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131729
  3. striker410 said:
    Good build! The PSU is overkill. Drop it to something not so expensive (and maybe not modular?) and use the cash to get a GTX 560 Ti or GTX 570.
    Everything else is pretty damned good!

    Also, please fix the URLs. No need for tags it does it automatically.


    Here's why I picked that PSU: I really like the modular cables, I think it makes a much cleaner case inside to work with. I looked at the Seasonic X 750 too, but I trust Corsair products. The Seasonic is $40 less though, so I am still debating. Do you have any recommendations for a modular PSU?

    Seasonic X750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087&Tpk=Seasonic%20x750
  4. It sounds like the general consensus is to go for a GTX 560 Ti. I'll look into that. I have a couple questions if anyone can answer. Does anyone have experience with these components? Any video card brands I should stick to/avoid? I though EVGA seemed very reliable.

    Lian Li PC-9F
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112304&Tpk=Lian%20Li%20PC-9F

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Evo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&Tpk=cooler%20master%20hyper%20212%20evo
  5. How bout this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194086 Saves you a chunk of cash but you still get an excellent PSU. Enermax is top tier like Corsair and Seasonic. And yup, GTX 560 Ti. EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte, Sapphire, all good brands. I'd stay away from Sparkle (personal opinion based on nothing) though.
  6. JackNaylorPE said:

    I generally choose the Asus model for the extra PCI-E x16 slot, Intel LAN 82579 chipset and newer Realtec sound (Realtek ALC892 ) and e-SATA port
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131729

    for the price of the mobo you can get this one and have two pcie3 slot for future upgrade ability. and Asrock is one of the best if not the best mobo manufacturer at the moment.
  7. ^^ well said.
  8. Best answer selected by teleutias.
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