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New gaming build,need final reviews

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January 19, 2012 5:16:31 PM

I'm from Azerbaijan,and my relative will buy these and send to me from US,so i want to check carefully...what do you think is not a quality product,bottleneck or overkill,let me know
All helps are great appreciated :) 

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400
MB: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) ()
RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
PSU:XFX Core Edition PRO550W
HDD:Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
January 19, 2012 5:21:19 PM

Get a Z68 board, its better. Get the Asrock Z68 Pro3 for $110. Get Antec ECO 620w for $60 or Corsair CX600 600w for $70. I like WD Cavier blue better and think its faster than Seagate.
January 19, 2012 7:12:04 PM

I'm assuming you do not want to overclock your CPU?

Also, I recommend getting a SATA II HDD instead.
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January 20, 2012 7:26:32 AM

I don't think i can fit 2500k in my budget...
Why sata II if SATA III is better?
January 20, 2012 8:51:30 AM

Check out my $600 build here:
That's what I'd suggest to get the best bang for your buck in terms of efficiency. The Pro3 is unnecessary because you won't be able to SLI with 16x/4x and you don't need that quite expensive of a PSU.
January 20, 2012 11:40:32 AM

i don't need SLI,then which MB can you suggest?
This PSU is 80+ bronze,and i think this is good...what else choices do i have?
January 21, 2012 5:03:31 AM

With PSU,i want to have room for later upgrades...but i have to think about another PSU,which is Modular but cheaper at the same time
About Mobo,i want something that later could be upgraded,with PCIe 3.0 and so...
January 21, 2012 4:51:33 PM

No boards support true PCI 3.0 to start off. You would need an Ivy Bridge chip to do that, which will replace Sandy Bridge, if you want upgradability and SLI etc. The P67 Pro3 was not a very good choice, get the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68, that'll give you the biggest bang for the buck in terms of upgradability.

As for the PSU, it depends again. Do you plan to SLI or CF? If not the 520C would be perfectly fine, if you do then get something above 650w+ that's efficiency is good.