New gaming build plz help Tags: Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: January 18, 2012 8:43 AM in Systems Share slayergurl_15 January 18, 2012 5:51:48 AM This is my first new gaming build. I have chosen some parts that i think are compatible with each other. GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU V2 $169 CPU: Intel core i5 2500k $235 Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 $119 Motherboard: ASRock z68 Extreme4 Gen 3 $175 RAM: Cosair Vengeance cmz8gx3m2a 1600c9r 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $55 PSU: CoolerMaster GX 750W PSU $109 Planning on running newer games like Skyrim and Star wars the old republic. Any suggestions on alternative parts for roughly the same cost would be much appreciated. Also if there are any blindingly obvious errors feel free to point them out Cheers More about : gaming build plz hpdeskjet January 18, 2012 6:11:11 AM Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 $44.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This RAM is a bit cheaper and comes from a company with very low failure rate RAM. For overclocking, an aftermarket heatsink will probably work better. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ $44.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Everything else looks awesome. vegettonox January 18, 2012 6:17:29 AM Looks solid to me you should be good to go, if you do ever plan on overclocking hpdeskjet is right you should get an aftermarket cooler. Related resources New gaming wireless HELP PLZ ~noobie - Forum New Workstation Build 1000$-1200$ Plz help - Forum New Build need conferming and Some advise PLZ help - Forum NEW PC Build (Super confused with parts) NEED Help PLZ !!! - Forum New build decisions decisions plz help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer leenoshiro January 18, 2012 6:46:24 AM You can skip the Evo and go for the Hyper 212+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... save a few bucks at the cost of a few degrees(if any). Have you thought about the 912 instead of the 922? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60 less but has only 1 fan, tho you can add them pretty cheaply. Corsair seems a more trustworthy psu brand http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 6870 for $5 less http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... has a 1 fan design instead of 2 tho Alternative motherboard from Asus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... slayergurl_15 January 18, 2012 7:41:00 AM I forgot to mention that i live in Australia so it's more annoying to get the same variety of parts/prices as you guys. Using http://www.pccasegear.com to get most of mine i think. Will keep your recommendations in mind though and thanks for the quick replies Pyree a b 4 Gaming January 18, 2012 8:34:57 AM Go to staticice.com.au and see if a shop near you is cheaper than PCCG. Also you can get a lower PSU for your current config. Zero_ January 18, 2012 8:43:50 AM Get a cheaper case, motherboard and PSU. A good case for around $80, Extreme 3 Gen 3 and a CX600. Upgrade the graphics to a GTX560Ti or HD6950 and get a Hyper 212 Evo to Overclock the CPU. EDIT: Get these Motherboard: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... PSU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... GPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Cooler: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum1st gaming build plz help ForumHelp with new build plz ForumGaming build help plz - $1500ish ForumGaming pc new bit of help plz Forum$750 Gaming build plz help buying in 2 days ForumNew i7 Gaming build -Need advice- Build Included- plz reply ForumFirst Build , Help Plz ! haha ForumNew system build plz help ForumHelp me build a new PC.. Plz ForumBuilding PC for 3D Work & Gaming (ut2007). Help plz !! =D ForumSSD/HDD/MIX for My Gaming Build - PLZ HELP !! ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumNew 2600k build for gaming and rendering.Need Help Forum[Solved] New Gaming PC Build Request. Thanks so much for the help! ForumNew GAMING build, need HELP ($1000 budget) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !