First Gaming Computer Build v2 Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: December 31, 2011 8:20 AM in Systems Share ransomn December 30, 2011 11:34:06 PM Thanks to all who took the time to read and reply to my previous thread on building my first gaming computer! After some good advice and tutorial vids i think i have my components together Mobo: ASUS P8Z68v Pro Gen3 CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X series 8GB(2x4) HD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM 64MB cache Corsair Force Series GT 90GB SSD Video Card: EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Fermi Case: Antec 1200 V3 PSU: Corsair HX850 Modular Cooling: Corsair H80 Opti Drive: Samsung SH B123L My budget for this build is $2000 and this is right there Will be using it mainly for gaming and web browsing Any suggestions or compatiblity issues would be greatly appreciated. Thanks More about : gaming computer build ransomn December 31, 2011 2:19:42 AM After thinking about the Seagate 2TB HDD i think i'll down grade to a 1GB because i already have a 1TB external HD for my movies, tunes etc. Also any thoughts on going with a heatsink instead of a liqiud CPU cooler ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... over the CORSAIR H70 Core High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Any thoughts on these changes would be great m 0 l ransomn December 31, 2011 2:37:59 AM and i know my build had the H80 just did the H70 cause it poped up quick m 0 l Related resources First build (For Gaming) v2 - Forum Build check - (first) midrange gaming/media build (edit: V2) - Forum Checking First Build v2 - Forum first time computer build (budget gaming beast). need compatibility check - Forum First gaming PC computer build - need input - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ransomn December 31, 2011 2:51:06 AM And Please if you disagree/dislike or agree/like this build plz post so i know if i'm on the right track here to start ordering components m 0 l ransomn December 31, 2011 6:56:32 AM so no one has an opion on liqiud vs heatsink for the CPU? m 0 l hellfire24 December 31, 2011 7:09:00 AM get a 900w or 1000w for gtx 580 sli and room for some overclocking.antec DF-85 is better IMO. m 0 l DelroyMonjo December 31, 2011 7:35:07 AM I'd get the old standby CM 212+ or Evo HSF. That puny thing on that Zalman is NOT much of a heatsink even though the copper fins and heat pipes may be. Water cooling is a headache nobody needs. m 0 l ransomn December 31, 2011 8:20:36 AM So looking at the Hyper 212 looks very efficient. better than liquid cooling? not sure but at least there is no liquid to f*** up stuff if it goes wrong m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst gaming PC computer build Forum SolvedFirst time $1000 Gaming Computer Build... Any mods? Forum SolvedFirst PC build, are these components compatible, and will they create a good gaming computer? Forum SolvedFirst gaming PC computer build Forum SolvedHelp with first PC Build, what's the right cooling option for the Xeon E5-2697 v2? Forum SolvedFirst time gaming computer build Forum SolvedFirst gaming computer build? Forum SolvedMy First Gaming Computer Build Forum SolvedFirst Time: Trying to Build a Decent Gaming Computer Forum SolvedBuilding first computer gaming rig Forum SolvedHelp me build my first gaming desktop computer please, $1000 budget Forum SolvedPc build check (first time-gaming computer) Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Computer build help! Forum SolvedDecided to build my first starter gaming computer, Questions on Quality and Performance. Forum SolvedAn experienced computer user first build (Gaming and CUDA Rendering) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !