New gaming build (thoughts)

my first ever build that im doing my self. main task will be gaming..let me know if i need to change something. ty in advance :) ( mind u im on a 800ish budget) also let me know if all these parts are compatible

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130622
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145313
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138355
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116506
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227725
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144


for those who dont want to click links :)

GTX 570 (fermi) 1.28gb 320 bit 480 cuda

Corsair 8GB ddr3 1600

biostar TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 (HDMI-SATA III-)

Intel core i5-3450 ivy bridge 3.1ghz (3.5 turbo)

OCZ SSD 60GB SATA III

Rosewill green series 530 watts (80 plus certified)
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  1. You're still missing a lot of parts.
  2. What am i missing ? i have all other parts in my home already

    1TB HDD
    keyboard/mouse
    dvd player
    22 " lcd 2048x1152
    speakers
  3. First of all,

    You aren't going to be able to get an i5 and a gtx 570 on an $800 dollar budget.

    Second, the power supply you have choosen is a horrible choice.

    Third, you are missing a case.

    Fourth, do you have a copy of windows?
  4. oh dear.. i have a case already that is only a link to the GTX 570 so ppl can know i will not be paying that much for it.and yes i have a copy of win's already


    and as far as the psu goes what would u recommend
  5. Will you sli later on?
  6. later on down the road ..when i save up again i will..i know i will need a other psu for that but for now thats the best one i could find for the 40-50 dollar range to use while i save up to upgrade.. thoughts?
  7. grab a 560 instead and go for a 3570k. the benefits you get from hitting 4.5ghz are more than what you lose from downgrading to a 560. (or you could drop the SSD; or you could get a mushkin chronos, and skip the HD entirely)
  8. digdog said:
    grab a 560 instead and go for a 3570k. the benefits you get from hitting 4.5ghz are more than what you lose from downgrading to a 560. (or you could drop the SSD; or you could get a mushkin chronos, and skip the HD entirely)


    thats very intresting i would like to hear other ppl thoughts on this
  9. dakid192 said:
    thats very intresting i would like to hear other ppl thoughts on this


    If your on a budget, destroy the SSD.
    It is not going to benefit you in any ways other than loading time. Get a GTX 580 and I5 3570k... Might a cpu cooler?

    MY POINT: Wait until you have the money not to cheap out on alot of things. It will realy be worth it :)
  10. If you plan too overclock then a K series is needed. If not then its pointless. However for a machine for gaming sacrificing GPU for CPU is generally a dumb idea unless your chosen CPU would bottleneck your chosen GPU. As your chosen CPU doesnt bottleneck the GPU to downgrade the GPU would be a dumb idea. If you really want a K series CPU ditch the SSD and use that $ on it.

    Quote:
    the benefits you get from hitting 4.5ghz are more than what you lose from downgrading to a 560


    That is bullcr@p and just poor advice your chosen CPU may not beable to clock to 4.5GHZ but it will do all you need and the better GPU is going to make things look better.

    Don't forget either OC'ing IB chips has shopwn heat issues so ontop of the extra for the CPU add a beefy cooler. Then you can have a nice unbalanced system and think "Why with my 4.5GHZ CPU am i setting my graphics down with my GTX560"

    Other than your PSU (which is crap) your build is pretty nice
  11. wr6133 said:
    If you plan too overclock then a K series is needed. If not then its pointless. However for a machine for gaming sacrificing GPU for CPU is generally a dumb idea unless your chosen CPU would bottleneck your chosen GPU. As your chosen CPU doesnt bottleneck the GPU to downgrade the GPU would be a dumb idea. If you really want a K series CPU ditch the SSD and use that $ on it.

    Quote:
    the benefits you get from hitting 4.5ghz are more than what you lose from downgrading to a 560


    That is bullcr@p and just poor advice your chosen CPU may not beable to clock to 4.5GHZ but it will do all you need and the better GPU is going to make things look better.

    Don't forget either OC'ing IB chips has shopwn heat issues so ontop of the extra for the CPU add a beefy cooler. Then you can have a nice unbalanced system and think "Why with my 4.5GHZ CPU am i setting my graphics down with my GTX560"

    Other than your PSU (which is crap) your build is pretty nice


    thx for reply wr6133..this was the kind of feedback i wanted..alot of good points..it does seem that the ssd would be pointless and the extra cash would be better off being used somewhere else
  12. thanks to your advice i have ditched the sdd and upgraded to the psu u recommended i do still have like 50 bucks to upgrade something else..choices choices :)
  13. If theres still $50 in the budget I would get the K series CPU. Run it at stock speed until sometime in the future when you can afford a good cooler.

    OR

    If you can wait GTX670 is due very soon and will likely fit in to your budget
  14. im leaning towards your first suggestion..but i would like to get some more feedback before i buy anything..i want to be on the safe side :)
  15. Do we have any firm idea of when the GTX 670 will be released? If it is soon it should definitely be worth waiting for.
  16. on another point is it safe to buy refurbished items at a much lesser price.....and of course im talking about newegg i wouldnt buy refurbished from any where else as there costumer and quality control are top notch
  17. Well some retailers apparently already have the 670 and are waiting on the release date to put it for sale I heard 10th May as a rumour but even if it is it will likely be like the 680 and harder to get hold of than rocking horse sh*t.

    If you want to build soon the K is likely best idea if you can wait the 670.

    I am UK based so have no idea on newegg refurb items but as long as they offer a decent warranty period I would imagine it to be ok.
  18. wr6133 said:



    I don't like the fact that this is 600W PSU but its 12V rail is rated 480W only. But anyways, Corsair makes top quality PSU so this should not be an issue.
    I would go with:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044


    Also the i5 2500k is only $205 at newegg right now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    That is only $5.00 more than the i5 3450.
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