Need Advice/Opinions on Parts Selection Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 14, 2012 10:39 PM in Systems Share fleezy January 14, 2012 6:50:36 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Already started purchasing parts Budget Range: Want to stay under $350 for Video Card, Case, and RAM System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet Parts Ordered So Far or Already Have: Processor: Intel i5-2500k Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe SSD: Crucial 128GB m4 OPTICAL DRIVE: Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner AD-7280S-0B-OEM HDD: Maxtor 320GB, 8 MB Cache PSU: OCZ ModXStream PRO 600W Modular Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Open but have ordered from Newegg.com quite a bit and have $275 in Best Buy gift cards Country: USA Parts Preferences: Open Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Maybe down the road Monitor Resolution: Not Sure yet, Will probably use 32” Samsung LCD until I order a dedicated display. Additional Comments: Prefer a cool, silent machine, Need advice on Video Card, Case, RAM, and possible build issues More about : advice opinions parts selection Raiddinn January 14, 2012 9:24:17 PM PSU isn't so great, but it should do. Same for the Maxtor HD. Sony DVDs aren't the lowest fail rates in the industry but it should be ok. If you will have a 64 bit OS then look for this RAM CT2KIT51264BA1339 or this CT2KIT51264BD1339 (preferred) Case - Look for HAF 912 or Antec 300, they are both good and low'ish prices. Those things should both be obtainable for less than 100 online. That would give maybe 250 for the video card which is HD 6950 or 560 TI territory. - Edit - With a 32 bit OS, get one of these instead CT2KIT25664BA1339 CT2KIT25664BD1339 (preferred) fleezy January 14, 2012 9:33:58 PM I got the PSU and DVD in a package deal on Newegg so I had a feeling they weren't top of the line. Oh well. As far as the hard drive, it was just sitting around . Figure i would wait to buy a decent drive if and when prices start to dropi think I will go the 560 Ti route. Any preferred manufacturer? Was also thinking of a Corsair Carbide 500R. I know its more but i do have a $15 Newegg card or can use my Best Buy gift card Related resources Advice/Opinions Needed:: ITX build. Not sure about some parts. - Forum Need help with parts selection for my case! - Forum Need Advice on Parts Selection - Forum Getting ready to build first PC, have parts selection, need advice - Forum need help with water cooling part selection - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tlmck January 14, 2012 9:40:32 PM Nice PSU choice! Mine has been excellent so far. For ram I am assuming you'll be running Windows 7 64 bit, and as such will be wanting the current gaming rig standard of 8gb. If so, this stuff is very good and very popular. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I also have a very good case that is quiet if you change out the fan. Works very well with that PSU also. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... You might get two fans. I only need one due to my low end video card with it's own excellent cooling. That leave about $238 for a video card. Any one of these up to the budget limit would be nice. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P... fleezy January 14, 2012 10:09:03 PM I know I'm blowing my own budget by I think I may be leaning toward a GTX 560 Ti 448. Any recommendations on which card manufacturer? tlmck January 14, 2012 10:39:27 PM EVGA or MSI(Twin Frozr) are the best. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHelp getting 3770K Past 4.6GHz, also need advice/opinions on current results and cooling setup. Forum SolvedNeed advice/opinions on my build! Forum SolvedNeed Help With Selecting Parts for an Old 2007 Build Forum SolvedPurchasing computer in a couple hours. Need some last minute advice/opinions! 700$ build Forum SolvedPlan on building a new pc, need advice/opinions. Forum Building £800 Gaming Rig - Advice Needed on Parts Selection Forum SolvedI5 3570k @ 5ghz "stable" : Need advice/opinions Forum Solved1750$ Gaming Rig , Need opinions on parts i've selected. Forum Solved1st time new build, need advice/opinions Forum Solved$950 Gaming Build - Need advice/opinions Forum SolvedFirst Build Need Advice On Parts Selected Forum SolvedNeed help selecting parts - Under £600 ( 900$) Forum Building a gaming PC, need advice on selected parts! Forum Need help selecting a motherboard, I have the rest of the parts Forum Need help selecting parts for a new system Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !