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December 18, 2011 11:33:58 PM

Hey all im buildin my first computer from the 27th of december 2011 to the 30th which is next week i need to know thou before i go and buy it if this build is a good build or not and advice the build is:

Case: CoolerMaster Elite 371

CPU: Intel Core i5 2400

Ram: 2x Corsair 1600 C9 4GB DDR3

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB

Fan: 1x CoolerMaster 120mm Turbine Master 1200rpm

Wireless PCI Network Card: TP-Link TL-WN851ND 300Mbps

Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Laser

System Cooler: Antec Cyclone Blower Slot Mounted Cooler

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222AB SATA DVDRW Drive

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Hawk 1GB

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3

PSU: Corsair CX-600 V2 Power Supply

Price: 1,192 < thats all the parts + $50 in delivery costs + $20 in delivery insurance + 2% extra for credit card payment

Ive worked out the power to be atleast 525w or 550w so went with corsair because everyone says its the best quality psu brand and if it says 600w on a corsair then it is 600w unlike some other brands saying 600 or 700 or 500w and instead givin you less then that so please tell me what u think and if its a good system or not

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December 18, 2011 11:56:07 PM

You have an SLI / CF MoBo but picked a PSU that won't let you do SLI or CF. If that's OK, Id get the 650W XFX Core edition instead .... however if ya wanna plan for an ez GFX upgrade in the future, the 850 watter will let ya add that 2nd card no problem....you cud get a 750, but its the same $90 price as the 850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 19, 2011 12:04:39 AM

The choice of the i5-2400 is an odd choice and I would ask why you are choosing that cpu , are you on that tight of a budget? For $30 more you can get this;

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a much better cpu and it has an unlocked multiplier in case you want to overclock.
You are going with Windows 64bit so you should go with a bit more ram just because it is relitively inexpensive right now.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
$46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 19, 2011 12:13:27 AM

the ram u suggest is $55 here in australia and its $50 for the ram im getting whats the difference between the 2 different Corsair Ram the one im getting and the Corsair ram you suggest ? and i am on a budget i mean i could put in more i was gunna get this other computer build for 1,415 that also included a monitor but i rather have $200 left over for some games for my new pc and buy some christmas presents as well but if i didnt i would get the i5 2500 not the i5 2500k because i dont wanna venture into that right now maybe in my next build
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