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January 26, 2012 1:22:08 AM

Hello there. Im planning to build a gaming pc and need your help. Below are the part im planning on getting.
Case: Antec V3 1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $160
PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $50 CPU: i5 2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $230
GPU: I already own a 560ti
Hard Drive: Sandisk Ultra SSD 120 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $140
Memory: 8 GB Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $50
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $130
Other Accessories: 2 120 mm blue led fans $35 and blue ray player is $60
What do you guys thinks??

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January 26, 2012 1:26:36 AM

I'd add in a secondary storage drive, like a 1tb Seagate or similar for pics, music, downloads, etc...
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January 26, 2012 1:35:03 AM

the PSU is a little overkill, but is fine
The ram is ridiculously tall, and will interfere with over sized heatsinks if you are going to go that route down the line, so stick with XMS3 or gSkill sniper
Other than that it looks to be a good build.
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January 26, 2012 1:55:47 AM

What resolution is your monitor? This is a pretty powerful system, but your video card will be your biggest bottleneck. With a 560ti, it you could add a second one if you need to. Really depends on the resolution you will be gaming at.
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January 26, 2012 1:57:44 AM

yeah ill be playing sc2 at 1080p on a 23 inch monitor. But thats all ill be playing nothing much.
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January 26, 2012 2:00:22 AM

will you be using i5? or i7? which version? but yeah if you want to game on sc2 at 1080p, best bet is to get gtx560 ti in 2-way sli, for better performance
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January 26, 2012 2:23:31 AM

Tavo_Nova said:
will you be using i5? or i7? which version? but yeah if you want to game on sc2 at 1080p, best bet is to get gtx560 ti in 2-way sli, for better performance


sure you are going to get 'better' performance. But a 560 ti will be more than enough to play sc2 on ultra. the only games the should cause the card to struggle a bit is bf3 metro 2033, and crysis.

You do not need a two gtx 560 tis in sli. You do not need additional gpu power.

plus one to lower profile ram.

EDIT. I think you are overpaying for your fans.
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January 26, 2012 2:24:09 AM

ill be getting an i5 because the i7 is 100 dollars more. Will it be worth the extra 100? And another 560ti? Are u sure? Im playing SC2 on my current comp on ultra and works fine most of the time. Does it have to be the exact same gpu?
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January 26, 2012 1:45:38 PM

Would everything be compatable with each other? Would I need anything else like an OS disk, more cables, or others? Sorry, this would be my first gaming pc build and just want to make sure everything works before I buy. Thanks
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January 26, 2012 3:16:41 PM

Or a Corsair TX 650 or TX 650Modular. or 550M is a good one to!
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January 26, 2012 3:30:30 PM

You'll be just fine, don't worry.
This PC will handle most of the games at full details at 1080p.
Add an HDD for storage
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January 26, 2012 3:38:24 PM

Actually, I have that exact PSU and on my box it says its 80 Plus certified and it was served me well for over 3 years. The only problem with that PSU is it is not a good choice if you are planning to SLI or Crossfire because it doesn't have the amperage, or the wattage to support anything like that. Your build looks pretty good, the only thing I would change would be the ram and the hard drive. Personally I am a Gskill fan, I have always used them and never had a problem, plus I believe it comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The hard drive, I am not crazy about SSD at all, I have several friends that use them and they are always having issues, plus conventional hard drives are not so prone to failure that you should shy away from them. When it comes to price vs storage space, I would recommend looking around, you could probably find a 1.5 Tb HD for the same price of that SSD. One other thing, I would suggest a Gigabyte mainboard, I started using them about 4 years ago and am completely amazed by how well they have performed, I have used them in customers machines and I have one in my machine and my wifes machine. I whole heartedly recommend them.
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January 28, 2012 2:39:49 PM

vitornob said:
Step away from this Raidmax PSU, it doesn't have even a standard 80Plus certify.
Doesn't have any Nvidia SLI certify (even that have the SLI in the name).

Try to get, at least, a 80Plus certified PSU like that ones:

Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W

RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC



80 plus standard is certainly a good thing to have IF your woried about electricity. HOWEVER all it means is if your using 550 watts for your computer then your taking 687.5 watts out of the wall. 80 percent doesn't mean youll only get 440 watts instead of 550. So if your woried about your electricity bill. For sure get 80 plus. Other than that it has decent ratings and i would say go for it.
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March 6, 2012 5:25:51 PM

scottiemedic said:
I'd add in a secondary storage drive, like a 1tb Seagate or similar for pics, music, downloads, etc...

Or porn, lol.
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