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January 4, 2012 8:29:27 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: A few weeks-2 months

Budget Range: 1000-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games

Parts Not Required:Hard Drive, Case, Opticaldrive/burner, monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg-I get a slight discount on all parts i order there

Country: USA

Parts Preferences:Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Doesent matter

Monitor Resolution: 1980x1200

Additional Comments: I dont care if it makes lots of noise, almost purely video game performance based.

Parts

Video Card:EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I would like to know if this could run most current games on max settings... my main concerns are if the CPU is to overkill and if the motherboard can handle 16 GB of ram. Any critique would be VERY helpful. This is my first build were i actually got to pic the parts so i need as much help as you can give me.
January 4, 2012 8:47:31 PM

Motherboard and processor are both overkill. For stirctly gaming go with the i5-2500k and get a cheaper mobo. You can get nice feature-packed boards for around $130 (such as gigabyte and asrock). Also there is no real need for 16gb of ram but if you want it go for it.

With the money you save from the mobo/processor pick out a ssd. What are you thinking for a case and power supply? Also do you have an optical drive already that you can reuse or will you be buying a new one?
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January 4, 2012 8:51:16 PM

No need for 16GB or RAM. For gaming, you will never use it.

Also you said Yes to overclocking, but I don't see any aftermarket cooler. A nice aftermarket cooler is needed for overclocking. Stock coolers suck. How much overclocking are you looking to do?

Please also list the case this is going into. (Some aftermarket coolers are huge, need to know if it'd fit)

I would get the i5 2500k instead and put the extra money from the ram and cpu towards a nice cpu cooler/better graphics.

You will not have any issues with the cpu being the bottleneck and will get more from a better graphics card.
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January 4, 2012 9:03:29 PM

Cripple13 said:
Motherboard and processor are both overkill. For stirctly gaming go with the i5-2500k and get a cheaper mobo. You can get nice feature-packed boards for around $130 (such as gigabyte and asrock). Also there is no real need for 16gb of ram but if you want it go for it.

With the money you save from the mobo/processor pick out a ssd. What are you thinking for a case and power supply? Also do you have an optical drive already that you can reuse or will you be buying a new one?

Okay thanks alot, i was really worried they were overkill, but do you have suggestions on what brand of motherboard i should get and how much i should pay for it.
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January 4, 2012 9:08:58 PM

sardonicjester said:
No need for 16GB or RAM. For gaming, you will never use it.

Also you said Yes to overclocking, but I don't see any aftermarket cooler. A nice aftermarket cooler is needed for overclocking. Stock coolers suck. How much overclocking are you looking to do?

Please also list the case this is going into. (Some aftermarket coolers are huge, need to know if it'd fit)

I would get the i5 2500k instead and put the extra money from the ram and cpu towards a nice cpu cooler/better graphics.

You will not have any issues with the cpu being the bottleneck and will get more from a better graphics card.


Thanks for noticing the overclocking, i would like to only do a low-medium amount of overclocking and im not sure if i need an aftermarket cooler for that much overclocking but i could be wrong. And by saying cpu cooler/better graphics do you mean a cpu cooler would lead to better graphics or i should get a better Video card.

PS: Thanks for your time
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January 11, 2012 11:10:56 PM

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