What do you think of this build?

My main questions are:
What kind of games could this build run at a 1920x1080 resolution?
And generally how well could the build run them?
How far could I go with overclocking this CPU? I've heard very good things about the overclocking capabilities.



CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583

Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

CPU Fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154011

Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817822016

HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108395

CD/DVD Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

OS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

(Already owned) Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824114004


Also, if you have any better suggestions that save a little money without sacrificing too much performance, it would be greatly appreciated!
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  1. hi there! Welcome to the forums.
    I already clicked all the links but for other members could you please put the name of the product in there? Makes it much easier to skim.

    -2500k is a great CPU. Go with it.
    -mobo with better options here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265
    -I love MSI but this GPU is a better deal if not intensely overclocking: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130651 Save $30 and get the same performance.
    -Save $10 with this ram, it's just as good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173
    -That CPU cooler is for SERIOUS overclocking. If you aren't trying to get above 4.5GHz go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 Cheaper and still gets the job done.
    -Expensive HDD. Drives are inflated to crazy levels so we have to scrounge. Check this one out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $110 with that promo code. Good deal!
    -BAD PSU! It's not even a PSU, more like a firework. Try this one if you want to leave SLI options available: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051 Much better.

    I approve of everything else. Hope that helps!
  2. Thanks for the reply! I'm just wondering what's wrong with the PSU.

    I forgot add a detail about the build. A lot of these parts I already have.

    I already have the Video card, the case, the monitor and that's it. Basically, I'm converting from AMD to Intel.

    The power supply I have now is a Raidmax 630Z or something like that. Its terrible and I have to use a molex adapter to get enough power to the graphics card. The reason I picked this power supply is because it has decent reviews and enough amps on the 12v rail.

    I'm just anxious about how its all going to work together after the swap of parts.
  3. It's a Diablotek. The brand is known for exploding PSU's (literally) Here's what you can look forward to if you get one: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,2862.html
    Seriously, the PSU is the most overlooked part of the PC. When you get a car you don't get a 2 cylinder with 50HP do you? Of course not! It's what makes the car run! That said, you shouldn't get a V8 400HP engine if it's a soccer mom car either. Choose what's best for you.
  4. I didn't see Diablotek in that article :/
  5. Just a general idea. If we can get another member in here, they will agree that Diablotek is the worst thing you could stick in a computer. This isn't criticism directed against you so please don't take it like that. Just know that certain PSU's are not what they seem! It's impossible to know until you've worked with a few of them.
  6. Well i was just trying to stay under the $450 mark when I bought the CPU, PSU, motherboard and RAM. That's what I am replacing in this computer build. I appreciate your help, though. I guess I'm just shocked.

    See, I've already purchased everything...
  7. Hmm. Can you cancel the order for the PSU? It's not a good idea, not at all.
  8. Nope its all shipped :( I guess I'll have to see how it goes.
  9. Here's what I was looking for: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308109-28-which-worst-brand A poll taken among experienced forum members show that Diablotek is the worst PSU to buy. We'll see how it goes though!
  10. So, here's what happened. I got some extra money after I send the Diablotek back for a refund. Got about $40 from that. Went to my local Fry's and bought a Corsair TX650 and a Corsair H60 watercooling kit. Everything is AWESOME. I've got a completely stable 5 Ghz overclock on the i5 2500K and everything works perfectly!

    Thanks for pointing out the flaws with the Diablotek and pointing me in the right direction!
  11. Wow, great job! I'm glad it worked out ok, I am. Sounds like you have an excellent system!
  12. Great job on replacing the Diabiotek! Especially with a brand like Corsair. LOL
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