Could someone look over my build

Approximate Purchase Date: Monday

Budget Range: no more than $900 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and school work

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or any other online store I can use shopprunners

Country: US

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: nope

SLI or Crossfire: nope

Monitor Resolution: Think the one in my build is 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Main thing im not sure about is the psu. Also is 4GB ok for gaming, and is the monitor I picked good or could I get a better one for under $150. Thanks in advance

My build:

Case: Rosewill Challenger
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 560 ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401

Cpu/dvd combo: i5-2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.827833

Mob: ASRock z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

psu/hard drive combo: Corsair 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.827833

ram: G.Skill 4GB(2x2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277


Monitor: ASUS 21.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236051

This total came to $891.91
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  1. i5 2400 $190
    GTX 570 $345
    H61Cafe Asrock $70
    psu/hard drive combo: Corsair 600W $135
    Kingston HyperX 8GB $40
    Cooler Master Elite 430 $50

    If you wanna spend a little more, get this. This can give you better performance in gaming.
  2. somekidxd That would be $100 more than I have.

    nagol567 I have read that 1.65v isn't as good as 1.5v for i5-2400
  3. croman, you are correct. build looks good to me. 4GB is enough for gaming as well. stick with the z68 board that you have chosen.

    I'm not too fond of the corsair builder and gamer series, but it fits your budget and won't destroy your build like some other very cheap PSU's will
  4. ebola28 said:
    croman, you are correct. build looks good to me. 4GB is enough for gaming as well. stick with the z68 board that you have chosen.

    I'm not too fond of the corsair builder and gamer series, but it fits your budget and won't destroy your build like some other very cheap PSU's will


    Thanks. I forgot to ask in my main post but I saw on the reviews for my gpu people said it takes two external power connectors but I wasn't sure what to look for on power supplies to see if they would work are they the 6+2 pin or what?

    Sorry is this seems like a stupid question but I just don't know.
  5. somekidxd said:
    i5 2400 $190
    GTX 570 $345
    H61Cafe Asrock $70
    psu/hard drive combo: Corsair 600W $135
    Kingston HyperX 8GB $40
    Cooler Master Elite 430 $50

    If you wanna spend a little more, get this. This can give you better performance in gaming.


    IMO, going cheap in some areas to get say a better video card is pretty pointless and will make future upgrades incredibly difficult. I'm not a fan of cutting corners anywhere, and the Asrock motherboard is more than capable of what the OP needs it to do.

    Quote:

    Thanks. I forgot to ask in my main post but I saw on the reviews for my gpu people said it takes two external power connectors but I wasn't sure what to look for on power supplies to see if they would work are they the 6+2 pin or what?


    Pretty much all PSUs right now will include a +-24 pin power connector and a +-8 pin voltage connector.
  6. from: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3836#ov

    Minimum 500W or greater system power supply with two 6-pin external power connectors

    you listed PSU: PCI-Express Connector 2 x 6+2-Pin

    Your PSU can handle your GPU
  7. Thanks everyone i'm about to order my computer in a bit so if anyone that reads this thinks of something that I should change let me know.
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