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December 18, 2011 2:39:10 AM

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=N82E168...

Power Supply: Corsair AX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core I-5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM SATA III (for Data)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and

Crucial m4 64GB SSD (for OS)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: ASUS 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wireless Adaptor: Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

After Market Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Current Price: 1,029.40 (already own SSD)

Thanks everyone!

EDIT: Fixed links.
December 18, 2011 3:08:02 AM

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.
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December 18, 2011 3:28:12 AM

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=E...

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=N82E168...

PSU - Save $80 here for a jonnyguru performance rating of 9.5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Save $8 on the RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ya can pick up 5-7C on the cooling with the 212's bugger brother
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
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December 18, 2011 11:15:27 AM

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=N82E168...
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December 18, 2011 1:52:19 PM

How bout this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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.
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December 18, 2011 3:55:07 PM

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=N82E168...

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.
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December 18, 2011 4:35:49 PM

^^ well said.
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August 12, 2012 2:44:04 PM

Best answer selected by teleutias.
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