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January 28, 2012 11:59:52 AM
January 28, 2012 12:16:06 PM

I see no problems with the system from a technical perspective, but I do have an issue with the monitor. A 20" widescreen is really lacking in vertical space. I think you'll find it unsatisfying to use after a short while. If you're going to get a 20" monitor, then don't get a widescreen. If you really want a widescreen, then go with a 23"
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January 28, 2012 3:41:24 PM

This is a good system, for $1100 it is well worth the money, but just so your aware (might not make a difference) the ivy bridge intel CPUs are coming out in April, if your able to wait you might want to. If not this is a very well put together system for the money
January 28, 2012 4:57:12 PM




I just built my first Gaming PC last December 2011 and this is my system Spec's:

DATE OF COMPLETION: DECEMBER 6, 2011


COST OF BUILT

MOTHERBOARD: BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH 1155 SOCKET(Micro Center) 120.00
CPU: INTEL i5 2500K OVERCLOCKED AT 4.7 GHZ (Micro Center) 195.00
MEMORY: 16GB PC3 12800 1600GHZ G-SKILL RIPJAWS X SERIES(newegg) 60.00
VIDEO CARD: ASUS EN9500GT 128 BIT 1GB MEMORY 70.00
PC CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 BLACK EDITION(Newegg) 140.00
HEATSINK/CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 PLUS(amazon) 40.00
HDD: 160 GB AND 200 GB HITACHI DECKSTAR 7200 RPM(Amazon) 100.00
NZXT SENTRY 2 TOUCH SCREEN FAN CONTROLLER(newegg) 22.00
OPTICAL DRIVE: 24X LITE ON DVD/BURNER/WRITER (NEWEGG) 18.00
OS: WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM OEM(micro Center) 109.00
TOTAL______________________________________________________________________________ 874.00
January 28, 2012 5:10:16 PM

^ definitely would have dropped the 212 plus CPU cooler and fan controller and picked up a MUCH better GPU. That is definitely a bottleneck.

To the OP - I'd suggest looking at G.Skill low profile ram just because those Corsair's have very tall heat spreaders that don't do a whole lot, and will make aftermarket CPU coolers tough to fit (if you choose to upgrade). Also, I may suggest getting at least an 80+bronze (preferable silver or higher) PSU. I suggest Corsair or Seasonic, but OCZ seems to be producing a couple of quality units for good price.
January 28, 2012 5:22:00 PM

Yeah! Actually I just use this GPU temporarily which I got it from my old pc and probably buy a better performing GPU like HD Radeon 7950 this summer. Would shell out more cash on Samsung SSD 830 series 128 GB for my OS and 1 TB WD HDD black caviar for my data.
January 28, 2012 7:30:01 PM

I think those look like more reliable purchases for the future. Your build looks good, similar to mine except I found a great deal on a gtx580 or else I would have picked up the 6950 too.
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