Suggestions on my Build Im about to purchase

Hello, Im about to buy this build today and i would like to know what you think about it.
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GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150530

DvD/CD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276


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

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


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I changed the other computer parts there a couple posts down
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  1. Like the choice you end up taking. Most of what I would change would only be for budget and only shave $75 bucks. But If you would like them.

    Video Card

    DVD/CD

    PSU

    Grand total 825.92 with the rest of your build

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  2. Get a better case,graphics card, hard drive and CPU cooler, that's my only suggestion. Personally I like the Antec 300. Used it in 4 builds so far, and no complaints. Not the easiest case to wire cleanly, mind you, but if you are creative, use some zip/twist ties, and don't mind cleaning out a dust filter, it'll serve you better than the generic Gigabyte one you are going for.

    Seems like the CPU is good, motherboard is OK, RAM is good, hard drive... eh. Your going cheap. And 250 GB isn't what it used to be. If possible get at least 500 GB. And Sata III (If it's in the budget.) What will be the primary use? If it's just a office type machine (which I don't think it is, unless your middle name is "overkill!") its too much. Also, swap the liquid cooler for a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Neo. Great cooler and saves you about $40.

    Upper-Mid range gaming machine it's OK. But for me, I always think Intel and Nvidia go together better than Intel and AMD. I would look into a GTX 560 Ti, I think the price is similar. And Nvidia drivers are more stable than AMD (I'm still rocking a AMD 5850 black edition, but the drivers are slowly crippling my performance!)

    So yeah, good build, but swap the case,video card. hard drive and cooler and your golden.
  3. Problem!
    Your selected HDD uses PATA interface... and your motherboard like normal ones, only support SATA interface... Please for the love of god, choose a SATA2 or even SATA3 drive.

    Suggestions.
    I would definitely suggest a dual fan solution for the 6950, they do run pretty hot and noisy. However, if you simply don't care, it does run great and is a solid choice.

    The CPU, an i5-2500k. It's a great CPU, really, but to be perfectly honest, it seems you don't have much experience in Overclocking... So... why bother with a "K" (Unlocked) CPU when you can save a LITTLE bit with i5-2500.

    PSU, often discussed, with little or next to none Overclocking or SLi / CF configuration, you only need around 500W...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3027-13.html

    Tomshardware made a build and even with OC, the power consumption is still under 500W. (And you are running single 6950, not GTX460 SLi...)
  4. Ahh im so confuzed..... I was originally going to pick this GPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162085

    I picked this one because someone told me that Intel CPUs go with Nvidia GPUs and AMD CPUs go with Radeon GPUs

    but then someone else said whoever told me that doesnt know anything. And so i decided to pick this GPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150530

    Who is correct in this battle?

    and also i plan on overclocking the gpu and cpu a little bit probably to 4 ghz for the cpu. So would a 500 watt PSU work for me? and if so could you suggest a cheap and good reviewed one.

    THANKS!
  5. Cheap=Not Good. Good=Not Cheap. Corsair TX650W is a good and readily available PSU. I've had one for about 2 years and it's been rock solid. Seasonic gets incredibly good reviews (I think I remember hearing that some of the higher end case manufacture's (Antec & Corsair) use Seasonic to design and build some of their product lines. They just slap a sticker on it!)

    Also, do your homework about what games you want to play and what card works better with them. In general AMD Radeon's aren't as optimized on most games and a Nvidia solution will work better. But it's all about what you play. In some situations the previous statement is completely reversed. There isn't a right or wrong answer, it just depends on the use. Also, switch your HDD to Sata II or (preferably) sata III.

    Let me give a little "For instance": Say you like to play World of Warcraft (I admit it, I do!) and you were building a rig for that. Well it's pretty widely known that Blizzard (WoW's publisher) strongly favors Intel CPU's and Nvidia GPU's (look up the Cataclysm guide here on TH if you want benchmarks/proof). Now on the flip side, say you like to use Steam games, like Team Fortress 2. It's also widely know that most Valve games run better on AMD hardware (or at least they used to, I haven't kept current.) So it really comes down to how/what you play. And like most things in life you have to reach a balance. I hope it helps.
  6. On the intel cpu nvidia gpu and amd cpu and ati gpu -- Most mob don't matter today but I have seen issue with budget boards and I am speaking from personal experince and not preference, personal I like AMD equipment even if they disappointed me on this last round. Go with either card of your choicing I would stay with the nvidia simply from personal experince and it saves a little money this doesn't mean you'll have the same experince. A large psu will not hurt you either. You could technically use the 500 watt psu but if you want to start learning OC then the large watt psu could prevent you from having minor configuration problems with voltage/amp which is no big deal to someone that has done many times.

    I recommend not worring about the PSU it's a good size and wont save much going with lower watts. But if you really want to try you can use: APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply Newegg price 39.99

    On the card if you have some you trust telling to go with amd and you don't mind the $20 go with amd. Go with the amd. Or you can argue amd vs nvidia all day
  7. Alright guys i have taken in everything you told me and here is what i came up with. I changed the RAM, HardDrive, MotherBoard, Cooler, Case, PSU.

    Case = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    HardDrive = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148699

    PSU = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    RAM = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

    MotherBoard = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130576

    Cooler = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


    I plan on using this for High Demanding Games like BF3 on Ultra
    Also for A HDTV for 1366x1096 Res untill i can afford to buy a PC Monitor

    So im going with the Radeon 6950 HD 2gb
  8. Unless your gaming on multiple screens or over 1080P, 1 GB of video memory is enough. Also, NO! Not a MSI board! Personally I've had nothing but bad luck with them. Go back to that Gigabyte board, for the love of all things Holy!
  9. tyranthoth said:
    On the intel cpu nvidia gpu and amd cpu and ati gpu -- Most mob don't matter today but I have seen issue with budget boards and I am speaking from personal experince and not preference, personal I like AMD equipment even if they disappointed me on this last round. Go with either card of your choicing I would stay with the nvidia simply from personal experince and it saves a little money this doesn't mean you'll have the same experince. A large psu will not hurt you either. You could technically use the 500 watt psu but if you want to start learning OC then the large watt psu could prevent you from having minor configuration problems with voltage/amp which is no big deal to someone that has done many times.

    I recommend not worring about the PSU it's a good size and wont save much going with lower watts. But if you really want to try you can use: APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply Newegg price 39.99

    On the card if you have some you trust telling to go with amd and you don't mind the $20 go with amd. Go with the amd. Or you can argue amd vs nvidia all day


    Tsk, Tsk. You've lost all credibility now. Apex? Really? Those things are absolute garbage! We used to throw 'em away when I was building computers for a living! Stick to the big names. Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, (to a lesser degree) Cooler Master, ThermalTake. And most of all do research! I am sure if your powering some all-in-one or a simple Dell Optiplex, then a Apex would be fine, but for high load or advanced equipment like he is dropping his cash on, cheaping out with a craptacular PSU is the LAST thing to do! When it blows (and it will) it could take everything with it. (If it was good, don't you think they would warranty it for more than a year? The company making it knows it's a ticking time bomb.)
  10. +1 for greenman, APEX PSU, seriously now... It's like saying Seasonice sucks (but they somehow manage to produce PSU for Corsair and XFX?).
    I do understand that you will not save much by going low watt, but it's just, why do you need a tank to kill a horse?
    As for the 6950 running at 1366 resolution... you are pretty... mad? It's like using RPG to kill an ant... Please buy a new monitor if you are buying a 6950...
  11. Quote:
    Tsk, Tsk. You've lost all credibility now. Apex? Really? Those things are absolute garbage! We used to throw 'em away when I was building computers for a living! Stick to the big names. Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, (to a lesser degree) Cooler Master, ThermalTake. And most of all do research! I am sure if your powering some all-in-one or a simple Dell Optiplex, then a Apex would be fine, but for high load or advanced equipment like he is dropping his cash on, cheaping out with a craptacular PSU is the LAST thing to do! When it blows (and it will) it could take everything with it. (If it was good, don't you think they would warranty it for more than a year? The company making it knows it's a ticking time bomb.)


    As I said with amd vs nvidia personal experince. I have not had the same problems with the apex psu's but I general reserve them for cheap builds

    as for snake747, again personal experince has show me MSI to rate below gigabyte but msi is still a decent board.

    and as I said with the psu perviously 500w - 600w no really a big issue but corsair is typically considered a top of the line psu.
  12. Thanks for all the suggestions and i like the RPG kill a ant example.

    I think i will buy my PC now with what i have currently set up
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