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Would this be a good gaming build?

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January 27, 2012 2:05:08 AM

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
VideoC Card - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PSU - XION AXP-700K14XE 700W ATX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 Bronze Modular Power Supply
Memory - PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1600-X9
MoBo - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

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January 27, 2012 2:54:03 AM

I would not use that power supply, it's pretty bad. If you only want to run a single GTX560 Ti then you only need 500-550 watts from a good power supply manufacturer. If you plan on adding another later in Sli you would need a good 750w unit. Stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Antec, Enermax or Silverstone. Here is a pretty good guide to go by.

If you are going to overclock you need a CPU cooler. The Coolermaster Hyper 212+ and Hyper 212 Evo are both good low cost options.

Do NOT use that RAM for a 2500K. You need 1.5v RAM or you will void the CPU warranty. I recommend GSkill Ripjaws X or Corsair Vengeance.

Either of these kits will fit under an aftermarket CPU cooler.
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January 27, 2012 4:00:15 AM

Ok I added that PSU. Is there anything else, or is she finally looking good?
January 27, 2012 4:02:57 AM

Looking good!
January 27, 2012 4:45:27 AM

Yep that is much better. That cooler should get you to a very nice ~4.5Ghz overclock. Power supply is good quality and that memory is about as good as it gets. You should be very happy with the build. Do yourself a favor and save up for a ~120GB SSD. That will really make the system fly!
March 9, 2012 10:39:00 PM

Best answer selected by roaddoc326.