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$800 gaming build

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January 8, 2012 6:26:54 AM

Hi guys! May I post pictures and benchmarks once it's built? How do you guys rate it?

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8H67-V (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 $104
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti $234
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1333Mhz $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III $85
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk...

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN CNPS 7500 Cu LED $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN Z9 Plus Black Steel $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total Cost: $800



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January 8, 2012 6:28:09 PM

Looks like a good build to me.
Only question is whether you need the cooler - as the processor doesn't overclock I'd go with the stock heatsink and fan.
January 9, 2012 3:49:25 AM

Cool. Nah I'm sticking to the cooler as I already purchased it. And the stock heatsink and fan is ugly. Lol
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January 9, 2012 4:01:20 AM

You won't need it tbh.
January 9, 2012 4:11:58 AM

I am going to use it.
January 9, 2012 4:12:13 AM

see if you can get an i5 2400. drop to H61, half the memory and less wattage on psu if need be.
January 9, 2012 4:17:37 AM

Use an AMD FX 4199 and a 970 chipset mb instead .

More performance and better in most games
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/

Performance for BD is going to rise soon by another 5- 15% after microsoft sort out the hotfix that will let windows schedule threads properly for bulldozer
January 9, 2012 4:18:56 AM

You know, not accepting advice from those giving you them is not wise.
January 9, 2012 4:32:44 AM

The thing is, I already ordered all the parts and it's on their way. So should I keep the cooler in it's box until I upgrade to the Ivy Bridge version of the 2500K and Ivy Bridge supported motherboard?
January 9, 2012 4:37:13 AM

You could have asked that in the first place.. Yes, that would be good. Even coolers have some time they are useful for.
January 9, 2012 4:44:49 AM

Yes, yes I know. I apologise. Being new to this PC building thing and I'm frustrated for having to wait 7 years before I can build my first one. Just so you know I'm going from a Celeron laptop with integrated x3100 graphics to a Core i3 2120 and GTX 560 Ti.
January 9, 2012 4:46:42 AM

That's nice. :p 
January 9, 2012 4:57:08 AM

Lol tell me about it. I'll post benchmarks and pictures once I get the PC up and running.
January 9, 2012 4:57:46 AM

That would be good to see. :) 
January 9, 2012 5:25:53 AM

you got an h67 motherboard, don't upgrade to i5 2500k. If you do upgrade, consider i5 2400. If you like the cpu cooler so much then use it, it won't make a difference but. meh, wth. I personally like to put a little better than stock coolers in systems for various reasons that don't always have to do with cpu cooling itself.
January 9, 2012 5:38:49 AM

vx53c said:
you got an h67 motherboard, don't upgrade to i5 2500k. If you do upgrade, consider i5 2400. If you like the cpu cooler so much then use it, it won't make a difference but. meh, wth. I personally like to put a little better than stock coolers in systems for various reasons that don't always have to do with cpu cooling itself.


Did you read my previous messages? It said: "until I upgrade to the Ivy Bridge version of the 2500K and Ivy Bridge supported motherboard?
January 9, 2012 7:26:56 AM

oh i see. ok my bad.
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